Feminist Political Philosophy

This course aims to focus on the feminist political thought/philosophy from a historical perspective without capturing a holistic perspective on the field. Rather, a selective reading of certain texts (including from Turkey) will enable us to get familiar with some writers, philosophical texts and certain concepts as useful tools to think of feminist philosophy. A historical approach will enable us to see how these texts form any continuities and/or breaks and how they are related with the context from which they arise. This class is considered as a space to discuss how to make use of certain categories like class and race along with gender and sexuality We will particularly focus on issues in feminist political philosophy and ethics, including issues relating to sex, gender, sexuality; class; race; feminist ethics; oppression, resistance and justice. The course aims to discuss certain central concepts of feminist political philosophy in relation to yet not limited to global and local socio-political conflicts.

The course will be held in English.

Course begin: Tuesday 9th April, every week

Time in Germany: 18.00 – 20.00

Time in Turkey: 19.00 – 21.00

*** In collaboration with with the Department  of Asian and African Studies at Humboldt University of Berlin

About the instructor:

Iclal Ayse Küçükkırca completed her PhD degree at the SPEL (Social, Political, Ethical and Legal Philosophy) programme at Binghamton University, New York in 2011. The title of her dissertation is Homelessness and Homemaking. Her areas of interest are gender/sexuality studies particularly women’s movements, and feminist political philosophy and the construction of the home place in different geographies through different axes.

She has worked as a lecturer at the Philosophy department of the Binghamton University and at the History department of the University of Wisconsin, River Falls and as an Assistant Professor at the Philosophy department of Mardin Artuklu University.

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