Masculinities & Global Politics


Frances Hasso 

TuTh 11:45am-1:00pm

SPRING 2024: This survey course examines gun lovers, racists, Red Pill misogynists, sports fans, and fraternity brothers. It considers policing, militarism, and masculine desires, fragilities and fears. Each student is trained to conduct oral interviews with three male-identifying persons from different generations and completes a final paper based on this research.

The course uses readings and films to examine masculinities historically and transnationally, including a unit on masculinities in US politics; draws from history, sociology, feminist geography, popular culture studies, Black studies, and sexuality and queer studies; interactive lectures and guest scholars. Each student is guided to complete an interview-based research project with three male-identified persons of multiple generations with serves in lieu of a final exam.
Poster for masculinities and global politics course with text about course information.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • W
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • GSF 274S
  • HISTORY 280S
  • ICS 274S
  • LIT 374S
  • PUBPOL 276S
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring