Janell Hobson devotes her research, teaching, and service to multiracial and transnational feminist issues in the discipline of Women’s Studies.

Apart from teaching diverse courses on intersections of race, class, gender, media, popular culture, and feminist theory, Hobson engages in digital projects with her students.

Teaching Philosophy

Online Syllabi

Digital Classroom

Courses Taught
CAS 103: Perspectives on Globalization (team-taught)
UNI 301: Foundation of Great Ideas: Globalization and Film (team-taught)
WSS 100: Women Creating Change
WSS/AAS/LCS 240: Classism, Racism, and Sexism
WSS/JRL 281: Women and the Media (developed summer online course version)
WSS 282Z: Narratives and Counter-Narratives
WSS 308: Global Perspectives on Women
WSS 342X: Electronic Publishing in Women’s Studies (co-taught with Vivien Ng)
WSS 360: Feminist Social and Political Thought
WSS 361: Gender and Nation in World Cinema (co-taught with Vivien Ng in Fall 2008)
WSS 399: Special Topics in Women’s Studies: Love and Hip-Hop
WSS 399: Special Topics in Women’s Studies: Race, Gender, and the Body
WSS/AAS/HIS 440/540: Black Women in US History
WSS 510: Graduate Orientation in Women’s Studies
WSS 520: Advanced Feminist Pedagogy in Theory
WSS/AFS/LCS 545/WSS 498: Black Diasporas, Feminisms, and Sexual Politics
WSS 550: The Literature of Feminism
WSS 565: Feminist Theory
WSS 590: Feminist Research Seminar
WSS 599: Topics in Women’s Studies: Race, Gender, and Global Popular Culture

Courses Developed
WSS 242X (now WSS 342X): “E-Journal Editing and Publishing” (developed with Vivien Ng and Vivien E. Zazzau through the Innovations in Teaching Grant for the peer-reviewed undergraduate editing of the electronic journal, transcending silence… )

WSS 282Z: “Narratives and Counter-Narratives” (to serve as a general education writing intensive course and an introductory course to the concentration in “Writing, Arts, and Activism” for the undergraduate major in Women’s Studies)

WSS 361: “Gender and Nation in World Cinema” (developed with Vivien Ng)

WSS 545: “Black Diasporas, Feminisms, and Sexual Politics” (soon to be renamed “Black Sexual Politics”)

Student Conferences Supervised at University at Albany:
This Bridge Called Change: Transitioning Feminism (Fall 2011)
World on Edge: Feminist Conversations on Disasters, Divisions, and the Apocalypse (Fall 2010)
Who’s Queer? Whose Queer? (Fall 2009)
Race Matters to Feminism. (Fall 2008)
Media Justice and Feminist Futures. (Fall 2007)
Looking Back, Moving Forward: Celebrating 35 Years of Women’s Studies. (Fall 2006)

Arranger and Director of Undergraduate Student Performance, Words of the Prophets, debuting     at student conference. (Fall 2006)

Home/land (In)Securities: A Critical Feminist Conference in Response to Hurricane Katrina. (Fall 2005)
Doing Justice, Living Feminism: Practicing What We Preach. (Fall 2004)
Lost in Translation? Global Flows in Popular Culture. (Fall 2003)
Other(ed) Voices: Who’s Listening? (Fall 2002)

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