Chie Ikeya: High School Teachers Institute
Friday, November 17, 2023, 09:00am - 02:30pm
“Gender, Sexuality, and Colonialisms”
November 17, 2023
9a – 2:30p
Chie Ikeya, Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University
Gender and sexuality were imperative for colonial governance. European, American, and Japanese colonial regimes all deployed gender and sexuality in creating and sustaining the kind of political and social orders that yielded the labor and resources on which they depended. Across different colonial empires across the globe, gender and sexuality, together with religion, race, and other intersecting categories of difference, served to rationalize and legitimize oppression and exploitation. These scholarly insights will guide our exploration of both shared and divergent historical experiences of colonialism. Focusing on select case studies, we will seek to understand the various and specific ways that gender and sexuality shaped the goals, strategies, and achievements of modern colonial powers and the marks they left on their respective colonies.