Friday, February 02, 2007

Feminist Theory and the Joy of Science

Engineer and science blogger Suzanne Franks (Zuska) will be running an online course on "Feminist Theory and the Joy of Science" beginning February 12. Here is the description:

This course explores the existence of pleasure, intellectual excitement, and desire as an important component of theorizing and doing science and engineering. We will examine the presence and/or absence of accounts of pleasure/desire in feminist theories of science, and in mainstream science and engineering texts and pedagogy. We will also examine feminist accounts of what might be termed the diversity challenge in engineering, and how feminist theories of science and pleasure can inform this issue. The implications for an adequate feminist theory of science, and for attracting members of underrepresented groups to science and engineering, will be a focus of the course.
If you are interested in participating, start with these posts: