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GEN6 Postcolonial Feminism 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

After the completion of the course, students will become familiar with different theoretical approaches, concepts and issues in the field of postcolonial feminism. Students will develop abilities to explore the emergent and contested dimensions of the gendered, national and cultural identities as well as with different aspects of the debate in post-colonial studies including ethnicity, multiculturalism, nationalism, Third World feminism, gender and decolonization, globalization, the gendered dimension of migrant cultures.

Enrolment for University Studies

Tampere students: through electronic enrolment.

Others: by sending email to the teacher: Meyda.Yegenoglu at uta.fi

Enrolment time has expired


Meyda Yegenoglu, Teacher responsible


19-Feb-2018 – 21-Feb-2018
Lectures 3 hours
Mon 19-Feb-2018 at 13-17, Linna 6017
Tue 20-Feb-2018 at 10-17, Linna 6017
Wed 21-Feb-2018 at 10-15, Linna 5026-5027



Study materials

Must Reading List -- before the course

Alexander, Jacqui and Mohanty, Chandra Talpade (2012). Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures. New York: Routledge. Reading: (Introduction: xviii-xlii)

Chandra Talpade Mohanty (2004) Feminism Without Borders, Duke University Press. Reading: chpts 1, 2, 4, 8.

Mohanty, C.T. (2013). "Transnational Feminist Crossings: On Neoliberalism and Radical Critique". Signs: Journal Of Women In Culture & Society. 38 (4): 967–991.

Mohanty, Chandra. "'Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses'". Feminist Review. 30: 65–88.

Reina Lewis and Sara Mills eds (2003) Postcolonial Feminist Theory. A Reader, Routledge, New York Reading: Chpt Introduction, 1.5; 3.4; 3.5; 5.3; 5.4,; 5.5; 5.6

Suggested Reading List

Falcón, S.M. (2016). "Transnational Feminism as a Paradigm for Decolonizing the Practice of Research: Identifying Feminist Principles and Methodology Criteria for US-Based Scholars". Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, 37 (1): 174–194.

Grewal, Inderpal and Caren Kaplan, (1994). Scattered Hegemonies : Postmodernity and Transnational Feminist Practices. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Reading: Chp 1,2

Loomba, Ania. (1998). Colonialism/Postcolonialism: Situating Colonial and Postcolonial Studies. London: Routledge. Reading: Chpt 3

McClintock, Anne (1992). "The Angel of Progress: Pitfalls of the Term "Post-Colonialism". Social Text. no. 31/32: 84–98

Mohanty, Chandra Talpade (2003). ""Under Western Eyes" Revisited: Feminist Solidarity through Anticapitalist Struggles". Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. 28 (2): 499–535

Ruth Frankenberg (1997) Displacing whiteness: Essays in Social and Cultural Criticism. Durham NC. Duke University. Reading: Introduction

Thobani, Sunera (2007) Exalted Subjects: Studies in the Making of Race and Nation in Canada, University of Toronto Press. Reading: Chpts: Introduction, 2, 4, 6

Uma Narayan 1997: Dislocating Cultures. Identities, Traditions and Third World Feminism, Routledge, New York, London

Weedon, Chris (2002). "Key Issues in Postcolonial Feminism: A Western Perspective". Genderealisations, Issue 1.

Further information

The course is meant for Master's level and doctoral students, as well as interested researchers, max 15 participants. All participants are required to do the 'must' readings BEFORE the couse.

All students will write a paper based on readings (4-5 p), present it in the course, and  submit a final paper (5-8 p) after the course

DL for final submissions (papers 5-8 p), to be sent in email to the teacher: March the 19th, 2018.