Lecture by Rostom Mesli (Post-doc), "The Complexities of Integrating Complexity: Notes on the Theoretical and Political Challenges of Intersectionality" | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
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Lecture by Rostom Mesli (Post-doc), "The Complexities of Integrating Complexity: Notes on the Theoretical and Political Challenges of Intersectionality"

February 14, 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:15pm

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What is intersectionality? What are the theoretical underpinnings of the concept? What does an intersectional politics look like? Is it liberal or is it radical? Is it politically enabling or paralyzing? Such questions have caused controversies in feminist and queer theory and politics. This talk seeks to open a way out of some of those conundrums by showing that they result from a conflation of different understandings of intersectionality. Against a view of intersectionality as self-evident, the talk highlights three very different understandings, each corresponding to different historical moments, and each sharing more with their context of origin than with the other versions of intersectionality.

This event is part of a cluster of spring term events on intersectionality. For more events click here.

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