Intersectionality: Theoretical Origins, Debates, Applications | Newberry

Intersectionality: Theoretical Origins, Debates, Applications

Thursday, October 4, 2018

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

The Newberry

Marjorie Jolles, Roosevelt University
Full. Waitlist only.
Programs for Teachers
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

In the nearly three decades since critical race theorist Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw first published “Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex” to describe the complexity of identity and injustice, the term “intersectionality” has become a cultural meme. Its increasing popularity among activists suggests the term has strong relevance for understanding contemporary social issues; at the same time, its widespread circulation in popular discourse has led to various misinterpretations and misuses. This seminar explores foundational texts in intersectional theory, to better equip us to use it effectively to better understand identity and experience in both theory and politics. The seminar will include discussion of challenges and opportunities for teaching about sameness, difference, and power.

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Friday, September 7, 2018. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff.