CMST 235: Communicating Gender

Prof. Claire Sisco-King, Communication Studies

How does the learning experience change when students participate in a more performative and non-traditional engagement with theories of gendered identity? Sisco-King brings theory to life as she expands the classroom into the Nashville community, including the Nashville Bridal Fair, a Nashville Rollergirls roller derby, and a midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Students in this course will draw from these off-campus experiences in order to create a final, multi-media project that engages new theories of gender as a lived experience and cultural performance.