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Check out the new Women and Gender Studies Class 3004:
Gender and Sexuality in Asian America
In the past, ethnic and racialized identities and communities have been considered a "natural" reflection of the essential biological or cultural traits of such communities. More recently, scholars have acknowledged that ethnicity and race—and as feminists had immediately pointed out, gender and sexuality—are produced within a complex matrix of power relations given a specific historical moment. The fundamental premise of this class is that gender and sexuality are not only important in shaping the individual or communal history and social experiences of ethnic or racialized groups in the United States or act as mere lenses in which to understand how certain subjectivities and communities, in this case, Asian Americans are socially and politically constructed, but gender and sexuality are fundamental to the very ways in which ethnic/racialized communities come into being (which is also through political and social processes that are also gendered and sexualized).