GWS 260 - Sex, Gender, and Technology

This Tier Two course draws on a variety of texts and media to explore the ways in which sex, gender, and the body are not as "natural" as we generally assume, and are in fact "always already" shaped by technology. To bring these ideas into sharper focus, we will pay attention to the ways that boundaries between humans, animals, and machines are constructed, and how they are broken down. Topics may include assisted reproduction, biotechnology, biological bodily differences, cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, intersex and transgender issues, queer theory, sexual diversity in nature, sex toys, robotics, artificial intelligence, biopolitics and other similar issues.