This 200-level course asks, what makes a practice feminist? What is at stake in claiming the feminist label? Whether within the university or in larger national and global contexts, feminist projects entail challenging established relations of power (critique), envisioning alternative possibilities (theory), and activism to change social relations. Taking diverse forms of feminist practice as its focal point, the course investigates how to study the complexity of women’s and men’s lives in ways that take race, gender-power, ethnicity, class, and nationality seriously. The course will also show how such feminist knowledge production challenges long-established beliefs about the world. Units include gendered labor, the commercialization of sexuality and reproduction, love and marriage in the 21st century, violence against women, varieties of feminist activism, and women’s leadership and governance.