Women and Social Movements in Latin America

This course examines different aspects of Latin American cultural history as it relates to women during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries along with their role in what we know as contemporary Latin America. We begin by understanding their contributions to major revolutions across the region in order to explore women’s pivotal function in building today’s societies. We continue by discussing the way in which art shapes, informs, and portrays women in society. Our third unit focuses on the current crisis of femicide in Latin America, along with the movements of resistance that it has sparked. Finally, we study the role of race and class and its intersection with issues of gender in a region so clearly marked by colonialism.