Carla Rice, Canada Research Chair, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences
Intersectionality offers us is a way of thinking about social reality, power, oppression and meaning-making that is nuanced, rigorous, and compelling. Over the past decade, the field of intersectionality studies has emerged as one of feminism’s most significant contributions to critical theory and research. It has also become one of feminism’s most contested ideas, both in- and outside feminist studies. In this talk, I examine the promise of intersectionality, map and demystify the debates surrounding it, and illustrate its application as an integral, living part of one arts-informed research project called Through Thick and Thin: Investigating Body Image & Body Management Among Queer Women. This project reveals some of the ways that intersectionality might be extended, even reconfigured, when confronting the complexity of embodiment.
This event will take place in THINC Lab, 2nd floor, library.