2019-2020 Academic Bulletin 
    May 17, 2021  
2019-2020 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

WGSS 255 - Women and Migration

Credits: 4
An introduction to why women migrate, how they experience life in a new culture, and their contributions to the receiving country. The United Nations reports that “one of the most significant trends in migration has been the entry of women into migration streams that had heretofore been primarily male” and that half of migrants today are women. We examine who is moving around the most and why, how belonging and a sense of “un-belonging” structure women’s citizenship, how immigrant status is tied to work and family, how political policies affect where and how women move, and how policies are tied to race, class, sexuality, and nationality.

Distribution Requirements: IP, PD.