HRTS 531 Femicide/Feminicide

HRTS 531 Femicide/Feminicide (3 Credits): In this course, students examine one of the most widespread and yet understudied forms of gender-based violence, femicide/feminicide, or the targeted killing of women and girls because they are female, often enabled through state complicity. Students learn about scholarship, activism, and legal policies related to femicide/feminicide, with particular focus on missing and murdered Indigenous women in North and South America. Root causes and psychologies of femicide/feminicide are explored as well as compounding forms of violence that often lead to the death of women and girls, especially intimate partner violence, but also forced sterilization, forced motherhood, and sexual violence.