Intersectionality: An Introduction | Newberry

Intersectionality: An Introduction

Led by Susan O'Brien Lyons. Five sessions. 2 - 3:30 pm
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Thursdays, June 13 - July 18 (class will not meet on July 4)

2 - 3:30 pm

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (May 7 at 9 am** – May 24 at 4 pm): $195
Regular Registration Price (May 24 at 4 pm – first day of class): $214.5

** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.

Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.

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Seminar Description

This seminar will explore intersectionality, a feminist concept now ubiquitous and essential for anyone interested in women’s studies to consider. Through foundational texts, historical excerpts, recent sociological studies, and lyric poetry, we will focus on key arguments advanced by black feminists and consider why the fight for equality still struggles to unify all women.

Five sessions. E – $195, L – $214.5

Susan Lyons holds MBA and MLA degrees and focuses her independent scholarship on the intersections of capitalism and humanism. She is currently a graduate student at large, working toward a PhD in sociology.

Materials List


  • Angela Y. Davis, Women, Race & Class. First Vintage Books, 1983. ISBN: 0-394713516
  • Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric. Graywolf Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-1555976903
  • ​A selection of shorter materials distributed by the instructor.

First Reading:

  • For the first class, please read the file that will be sent upon registration, in the confirmation email.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.