2024 - Spring
Advanced Reporting: Gender & Migration
Course Number: JOUR-UA 301.004
Day & Time: Thu | 1:00 PM – 4:40 PM
Location: 20 Cooper Square, Room 657
Instructor: Azadeh Moaveni
Prerequisites: The Beat: JOUR-UA 201
Migration – the great movement of peoples from the impoverished Global South to the secure and wealthy North — is the single most important global and domestic story of our time. It interacts closely with climate change and shapes the foreign and security policies of nearly all Western states. It is also a highly gendered phenomenon, and gender is the lens through which we will examine migration and make its realities intelligible to a weary public. High rates of femicide, domestic violence and gendered-gang violence drive migration from Latin America. Human trafficking and sexual exploitation mar the journey of Ukrainian women migrating out of their war-riven country. Sexual violence inflects many conflicts in West and East Africa and is a serious driver of those region’s migration exodus. In this course, students will learn how to bring the analytical eye of gender to their reporting on the many facets of the global migration crisis. We will look at the particular vulnerabilities of women, children and sexual minorities during transit and in displacement centers. We will consider how men, women and people of all genders cope differently with resettlement and assimilation. By the end of the course, we will have explored how gender intersects with most aspects of migration: deportation/asylum policies, international refugee law, humanitarian and developing funding, detention and displacement camps, violence and exploitation risks, and conflicts as source country drivers. Over the term, you will write several short articles of around 700-1000 words building up to a final capstone piece of 3,000.
Notes: Required for students pursuing the print/online track in the journalism major. Counts as an elective for both journalism minors.
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