A study of contemporary feminist and queer theories with an emphasis on their shifting conceptualizations of gender, race, class, sexuality, and nationality. Students engage with key, original theoretical texts that examine core concepts of identity and difference, power and privilege, social structures and agency, and institutional and grassroots change. Emphasis is placed on putting feminist and queer theories into conversation with one another in order to understand their interdependent relationship. Prerequisite: WGSS*100, and WGSS*210 or WGSS*211. Distribution Requirements: HE, PD.