The Ph.D. Program in History

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Hunter Adjunct opening – Women and Gender Studies Program

The Women and Gender Studies Program at Hunter College is looking for an Adjunct to teach course below for the Fall 2014 semester.  There is a syllabus to build from.

Qualified candidate should have a background in feminist theory, post-colonial theory, critical race theory, and queer theory.

If you are interested in teaching in the Women and Gender Studies Program please forward your cv to, to the Attention of Jennifer Gaboury, Associate Director


WGSC 200.12              The Image of the Terrorist: Gender, Race and Sexuality in

Cross-Cultural Perspective


52320             01           T,F 09:45-11:00AM              HN C110


Course Description

Terrorism is emerging as one of the most important moral and political issues of the 21st century.

This course is designed to explore the way disparate cultures construct the image of the terrorist.

We will how cultures deploy ideas of gender, race, sexuality, class and other markers of identity

in telling stories about who is and isn’t authorized to use force, who is “barbaric” and who is

“civilized,” who is innocent and who is not, and whose cause is just and whose is unjust.


We will focus our attention on a series of issues and case studies in cross-cultural perspective,

looking at Algeria’s fight for independence from French colonization, the Irish Troubles,

Argentina’s Dirty War, post-9/11 U.S, as well as school shootings, the ethics of

counter-terrorism and torture, and the idea of the hero.  This list is clearly not meant to be

exhaustive, but rather to allow us to begin to ask questions about the racing, gendering, and

queering of the terrorist, and the how these processes are “read”—become meaningful—in various cultures and periods.

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