This course examines conceptions and representations of the body and embodiment and their interactions with understandings of gender, subjectivity, and normality. This course emphasizes how the body is theorized in Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies. The specific topic of the course will vary. Topics covered may include, but are not limited to, feminist disability studies, norms of health/wellness, sexualities, new materialism, affect theory, and representations of bodies. Consideration is given to how social, political, and economic realities shape human bodies in local and global contexts.