HIST 4338

HIST 4338

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

In this course, we will explore the history of queer lives and activism in Northern Africa. Today in most North African counties same-sex sexual activities are illegal and many LGBTQ+ people choose to hide their sexual orientation from large parts of their communities for fear of social discrimination, family rejection, violence, or murder. Historically speaking, then, queer desire and relationships have been restricted to sexually-segregated spaces in the private sphere. But queer people have been part of every major protest movement since the 1960s, and have struggled, more recently, for legal rights, including the right to marry, to organize, and to press charges when they are discriminated against. To recover the rich history of queer people and struggles in this understudied region of the African continent, we will look at primary sources, as well as historical monographs, film, fiction, music, and graphic novels.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (GLC-AS, HA-AS, HST-AS)
Course Subfield (HGS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one independent study. Combined with: FGSS 4338

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20495 HIST 4338   SEM 101

    • T McGraw Hall B65
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Tolan-Szkilnik, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 20579 HIST 4338   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Tolan-Szkilnik, P

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies