JENNIFER LEE JOHNSON
the right set of proposals that encompass parental leave,
child care, and career advancement is tricky.
Women in the wider world
Feminism isn’t just a means of improving our own lives. “I
think it’s difficult to be a global citizen if you haven’t taken
a course like global feminism,” says T.J. Boisseau, director
and associate professor in the WGSS program. Students
need ways of unpacking, for example, “two issues that are
structuring our conversation about the Middle East, which
are wearing the veil and religiosity in general,” she says.
“We’re studying the things that are structuring our
foreign policy—that are convincing people whether to go
to war, whether or not to accept refugees, and what the
Examining these ideas can help prepare students
for careers in public health, development studies, policy
analysis, non-governmental organizations, or the foreign
service. These jobs require people “who have a global
education and have carefully thought through ideas about
culture, and specifically, about issues of gender, which are
among the most hot-button issues in any major conflict of
the world you could point to today,” says Boisseau.