University of Colorado Boulder

Dr. Hillary Potter


Violence Against Women & Girls

ETHN 3314.001 / SOCY 3314.001 / WGST 3314.001

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30pm-1:45pm

Eaton Humanities 250

This course focuses on the many forms of gendered violence, abuse, and aggression against girls and women. Using feminist approaches, the course discussions, lectures, and reading materials will attempt to address the issue of violence against women and girls in terms of how gender inequality is related to the violence against them. Further, the course will place emphasis on the significance of intersecting identities and oppressions when considering gendered violence, including (but not limited to) the effects of racism, ethnocentrism, nationalism, heterosexism, and classism. The topics covered will focus on sexual abuse (physical and non-physical), intimate partner abuse, stalking, cultural and structural violence, human trafficking, and State violence and abuse. Emphasis will be placed on the United States, but global perspectives will be interspersed throughout the course content.

​Research Methods in Comparative Ethnic Studies
ETHN 6001.001
Thursdays, 3:30pm-6:00pm

​Ketchum 277

This graduate seminar acutely and assiduously examines various humanistic and social science research methodologies and applies Critical frameworks (including feminist, queer, Indigenous, and decolonial theories) to research through an intersectional and interdisciplinary lens committed to analyzing race, class, gender, and sexuality as interconnected, knowledge-producing systems of power. The seminar will also include (in the second half of the semester) some technical overview of historical and qualitative research methods, examining how Ethnic Studies scholars can engage with social justice projects by producing knowledge in cutting edge ways. This latter portion of the seminar is an introduction and critical overview and survey of qualitative and historical research methods and (along with the first half of the semester’s focus on methodologies) provides resources for graduate students to begin their doctoral research journeys.

Spring 2018