Reading Group: "Intersectionality and its Discontents" | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
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Reading Group: "Intersectionality and its Discontents"

January 19, 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Sponsored by GSWS. We will be reading 3 recent articles on intersectionality to consider what it means *today to talk about the concept. What are the challenges or issues involved in thinking intersectionally? Is the concept outdated? This discussion group is open to all faculty and PhD students interested in the topic. Readings will be available on the gsws portal (on, under "Resources") or from in December. 


“Intersectionality Undone: Saving Intersectionality from Feminist Intersectionality Studies” by Sirma Bilge, Du Bois Review 10.2 (2013): 405–424.

"Intersectionality as Buzzword" by Kathy Davis, Feminist Theory 9.1 (2008): 67-85.

"The Complexity of Intersectionality" by Leslie McCall, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 30.3 (2005): 1771-1800.

This group is also meant to prepare for the campus visit of Jennifer Nash in late January. Prof. Nash will be presenting from her manuscript in progress on intersectionality.

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

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