POLS-340 Politics in the Developing World

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Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Political Science


I first became interested in the topic of sex-selective abolitions in India during Dr. Umme Al-Wazedi and Dr. Jennifer Popple's WGS 380 course, titled Women/Health/Activism in India. This WGS class was part of a learning community; our class first spent ten weeks learning about women's empowerment in India, then traveled to India for two weeks to learn from Indian women engaging in activism. Post-trip, our WGS class has continued to meet once a week in order to facilitate learning from our experiences. Originally I was going to choose a different topic for my POLS paper, but upon returning from India, I couldn't stop wrestling with my thoughts. This paper, "Past, Present, and Future: Analyzing the Relationship Between Indian Women and Cultural Traditions," is my attempt at coming to terms with all that I have learned and experienced, as well as acknowledging that I still have so much to learn. I am thankful to have had to opportunity to expand on my initial interest, research, and writings for WGS through a POLS lens, as ultimately, the two are quite interconnected.

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