Gender, Sexuality and Society

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    Video: About the Genesis Investigating Gender, Sexuality and Society Course

  • What does it mean to be a man? A woman? Genderqueer? How much control do we have over our gender and sexual identities and how much is controlled by biology, society or other factors? This course will delve into questions of gender and sexual identity, studying cutting edge theories in concert with art, literature, religious texts and personal narratives in a safe, supportive and open environment.

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    Meet the Instructor

    Golan MoskowitzGolan Moskowitz is a Jewish Studies lecturer at Smith College. He has a PhD in Near Eastern & Judaic Studies from Brandeis University, where he also earned a joint masters degree in Jewish Studies and Women's & Gender Studies. His scholarship focuses on relationships between Jewish studies and queer theory, intergenerational post-Holocaust perspectives, the life and work of Maurice Sendak, the history of the Jewish family and Jewish childhood, and comics and graphic narratives. Golan also holds a BA in Art from Vassar College, and his teaching continues to draw from the visual arts, integrating creative approaches to analyze intersections between the personal, the historical, and the political. His work has been recognized with honors including an Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Year Fellowship and a Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Research Award.

    Meet our Genesis faculty.