At the end of the semester, I ask students in my class, titled "Resistance and Rights: Global Women," to reflect on their experiences. We cover a wide variety of challenging topics in this class, and it is very satisfying to see how students evaluate their own learning.
One student wrote, for example, "This course has been unlike any other that I have taken before and it has been one of the most eye-opening of my academic career thus far." Another wrote: "This semester has been a transformative journey for me in gaining a deeper understanding of women's struggles, achievements, and the complexities of gender-based issues through the lens of women's rights as human rights."
In addition to Shawn Meghan Burn's textbook, "Women Across Cultures: A Global Perspective," we studied Joni Seager's Atlas and Sisonke Msimang's autobiography, "Always Another Country." I am looking forward to teaching two sections of Global Women in Spring 2024.