Intersections of Power and Identity

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  • Instructor: Elizabeth Philipose, Ph.D.
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  • Approx. Duration:
    4 weeks to complete
course overview
Intersections of Power and Identity offers a comprehensive analysis of the ways that gender, race, class, sexuality, ability, and nation operate in our daily lives. These are socially constructed identifiers that establish our status in a hierarchical society. They are the trajectories of power that shape society and all of its institutions.

This certificate meets the Diamond Standard™ for 3 continuing education units (30 contact hours) and is adaptable for academic course credit with advanced notice.

contemporary issues

Issues and Topics Covered in this Course:

This on-demand course covers:
  • the meaning of intersectional power,
  • the colonial context which laid the foundations of contemporary power,
  • the ways they are maintained,
  • and social movements that seek to transform society from hierarchy to equality.
Meet the CEU certified instructor

Elizabeth Philipose

Elizabeth Philipose is a Spiritual Therapist and Founder of Decolonial Wellness Counseling and Education; and Lecturer in Gender and Women’s Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in International Politics and Feminist Theory; and certificates in Spiritual Counseling, Meditation, Yoga, Worthy Method Coaching, and Movement Chaplaincy. Elizabeth teaches at the intersection of gender, sexuality, race, nation, and empire. Her topics include economic globalization, international human rights and law, war and violence, intersectional feminist theory, and global women’s movements. She has published articles and presented papers about the laws of war and women’s human rights, the politics of pain in globalization, the pedagogy of transformational classrooms, feminism and mysticism, and the colonial grammar of international legal trials.
Patrick Jones - Course author