Like her hubby, Bey’s musical influence is being taught in schools. Rutgers University’s Department of Women Studies offers the course, “Politicizing Beyoncé”. Doctoral student and lecturer Kevin Allred says:
This isn’t a course about Beyoncé’s political engagement or how many times she performed during President Obama’s inauguration weekend. Rather, the performer’s music and career are used as lenses to explore American race, gender, and sexual politics. It’s important to shift students away from simply being consumers of media toward thinking more critically about what they’re engaging on a regular basis.