Gender and Colonialism in the Pacific

Please note: this is archived course information from 2023 for ANTHRO 358.


This course explores the transformations of gender relations in the Pacific since the inception of European contact and through the colonial process. Emphasis will be on the gendered nature of colonialism both in terms of how it framed the process as well as how the experience was lived and represented.

Learning outcomes of this course are:

  • To introduce to students the theoretical perspectives, methods and data used by scholars interested in gender and colonialism in the Pacific
  • To understand how that perspective applies to a range of issues in Pacific culture and history
  • To have a sense of the historic and contemporary Pacific as a connected yet diverse entity
  • To be able to conduct research on Pacific topics and to be able to write coherently and in a focused manner about these topics
  • To improve your general reading, thinking and writing skills

Availability 2023

Not taught in 2023




ANTHRO 358: 15 points


ANTHRO 203 or 30 points passed at Stage II