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Corinne Field

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Office location and address
203 Levering Hall
102 Amphitheater Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
A.B., Stanford University
M.A., Columbia University
Ph.D., Columbia University
AS-WGS Looking Old: US History
Source: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botan
August 25, 2022 – May 31, 2023
Grand Old Women: How Abolitionists and Feminists Transformed Aging in America
January 10, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Grand Old Women and Modern Girls: Generational and Racial Conflict in the US Women's Rights Movement, 1870-1920
Source: Harvard University
August 25, 2018 – May 31, 2019
WGS 2100: Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies
Credits: 3
An introduction to gender studies, including the fields of women's studies, feminist studies, LGBT studies, & masculinity studies. Students will examine historical movements, theoretical issues, & contemporary debates, especially as they pertain to issues of inequality & to the intersection of gender with race, class, sexuality, & nationalism. Topics will vary according to the interdisciplinary expertise & research focus of the instructor.
WGS 3611: Gender and Sexuality in the United States, 1600-1865
Credits: 3
This course explores the significance of gender and sexuality in the territory of the present-day U.S. during the period from the first European settlements to the Civil War.
WGS 3810: Feminist Theory
Credits: 3
This course provides an overview of the historical bases and contemporary developments in feminist theorizing and analyzes a range of theories on gender, including liberal, Marxist, radical, difference, and postmodernist ideas. We explore how feminist theories apply to contemporary debates on the body, sexuality, colonialism, globalization, transnationalism incorporating analyses of race, class, national difference and cross-cultural perspectives.
WGS 4559: New Course in Women, Gender & Sexuality
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject of studies of women and gender.
WGS 4750: Global History of Black Girlhood
Credits: 3
This course will allow students to explore the new scholarship on black girlhood. Scholars working on the history of black girls in the US, Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa have created a vibrant new field of black girl studies. Combining insights from black feminism and the history of childhood, these scholars have centered black girls' experience as a means of reframing our understanding of citizenship, labor, and creativity.
WGS 4998: Women, Gender & Sexuality Senior Thesis I
Credits: 3
Majors in Women, Gender and Sexuality (WGS) are encouraged to become Distinguished Majors. Students complete a two-semester written thesis (approximately 40-60 pages in length) in their fourth year under the supervision of a WGS faculty member. The thesis allows students to pursue their own interests in depth and have the intellectual satisfaction of defining and completing a sustained project. Please see your WGS advisor for more information. Prerequisites: WGS Major, WGS 2nd Major
WGS 5559: Topics in Women, Gender & Sexuality
Credits: 3
To offer graduate level topics courses.
WGS 7500: Topics in Gender and Sexuality Studies
Credits: 3
This course is a graduate-only advanced introduction (inevitably partial and selective) to key concepts, thinkers, and texts in the fields of feminist and queer theory. The goal is to develop a foundation for your own research and teaching on gender and sexuality. Together, we will explore books and articles that have traveled across disciplines to shape debate in a variety of fields.