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UC Santa Cruz Announces Launch of Ph.D. Program in Feminist Studies
by via UCSC Feminist Studies
Wednesday Nov 14th, 2012 9:32 PM
We are delighted to announce the launch of the Ph.D. in Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The Department will accept applications in Fall 2012 for the inaugural cohort to begin in Fall 2013. The Ph.D. in Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz is an interdisciplinary program that investigates how relations of gender are embedded in social, political, racial, and cultural formations. The program emphasizes feminist modes of inquiry. It provides students with advanced training in feminist methods that challenge existing disciplinary boundaries to foster a rethinking of the relationships between knowledge, power, and expertise. We work with problem-based research methodologies that acknowledge and go beyond conventional notions of international and comparative studies.

Applications will be accepted between October 1 and December 15, 2012.

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Ph.D. in Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The Department will accept applications in Fall 2012 for the inaugural cohort to begin in Fall 2013. The Ph.D. in Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz is an interdisciplinary program that investigates how relations of gender are embedded in social, political, racial, and cultural formations. The program emphasizes feminist modes of inquiry. It provides students with advanced training in feminist methods that challenge existing disciplinary boundaries to foster a rethinking of the relationships between knowledge, power, and expertise. We work with problem-based research methodologies that acknowledge and go beyond conventional notions of international and comparative studies.

The course of study has two objectives: first, to train scholars and teachers; and second, to serve the needs of professionals for careers in areas such as public policy and human rights research and advocacy. This approach to graduate training is designed to attract students with various types of career goals who will benefit from exposure to and collaboration with each other in a vigorous intellectual environment.

The curriculum of the Ph.D. in Feminist Studies is designed to facilitate the production of new knowledge clustered around a larger issue or problem that is epistemological, methodological, and conceptual in nature. The program builds on a longstanding history of structurally-integrated interdisciplinarity and multi-departmental participation. Affiliated faculty participate in the curricular offerings and governance of the Feminist Studies Department.

Conceived as a collaborative, cross-divisional enterprise, this graduate program draws upon the strengths of a range of feminist scholars and their departments and programs across the University. The department maintains longstanding relationships with the Departments of Anthropology, Art, History, History of Art and Visual Culture, History of Consciousness, Latin American and Latino Studies, Literature, Politics, Psychology, and Sociology, and is affiliated with the Science and Justice Research Center on campus. It also has one of the largest Feminist Studies (formerly Women’s Studies) undergraduate degree programs in the nation and is an internationally recognized center for feminist scholarship.

Ph.D. students will complete most of their coursework during their first two years, including the three required courses on Feminist Theories, Feminist Methodologies, and Disciplining Knowledge. Students focus on preparing their problem-based areas of research and their dissertation prospectus during their third year. Students normally take the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination in their third or fourth year; at this time, they also must demonstrate proficiency in a second language. Seven years is the normative time toward completion of the degree.

Please visit our website faculty page to read more about the faculty: Bettina Aptheker, Anjali Arondekar, Neda Atanasoski, Karen Barad, Gina Dent, Carla Freccero, Lisbeth Haas, Marcia Ochoa, Felicity Schaeffer-Grabiel; and our program. To read about graduate training at UCSC and to apply for the program, visit the graduate website at graddiv.ucsc.edu.

Applications will be accepted between October 1 and December 15, 2012.

http://feministstudies.ucsc.edu/graduate/phd-program/index.html

See Also:
UCSC celebrates launch of new Ph.D. program in Feminist Studies
http://news.ucsc.edu/2012/11/feminist-studies-degree.html
by Observer
Thursday Nov 15th, 2012 8:56 AM
And what job does this qualify one for?
by Don Gateley
Friday Nov 16th, 2012 12:29 AM
What job? Why, teaching feminist studies at UCSC of course. It's an inside joke.
by RazerRay
Friday Nov 30th, 2012 8:28 AM

Show up at Forever21 and burn the MF down.

Forever21 is a key location business downtown which is ignoring a federal subpoena in regard to sweatshop operations in Los Angeles were one worker claims "...she was paid 12 cents per vest that the company sells for $13.80.". That's a 60 vest an hour piece rate to make minimum wage.

More: http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15799

Forever21, like American Apparel, also uses crude sexual suggestion to advertise their sweatshop products... typically cheap knock-offs of designer fashions, at young women.

This picture from the side window on Soquel last week contains a hidden tip for "Lipstick Feminists".

"Use LOTS of lipstick when you suck on your 'Knee' and you won't get chapped lips."