Women & Gender Studies Institute

It’s Not Easy Being a Girl – WGS335H: The Politics of Girlhood

Hannah Dyer, WGSI Sessional Lecturer, was recently featured in The Newspaper about the course she designed, WGS335H:  The Politics of Girlhood, based off her own research, which focuses on popular culture, gender and sexuality, transnationality, and child/youth studies.  Read full article here.

WGS335H: The Politics of Girlhood
This course communicates with the growing field of ‘girl studies’ and provides a critical exploration of the historical, social, psychological and political definitions attached to ‘girlhood’. We will move towards a feminist understanding of how definitions of the ‘girl-child’ shape individual experience, historical narratives, cultural representations, political agendas and futures.