Intersectionality at 30: A Celebration
In 1989, Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw introduced the concept of 'intersectionality' in her article 'Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex'. Building on and resonating with black feminist academic and political work, the concept has travelled far and fast since its publication: across disciplines and locations, both as theory and methodology. It continues to generate political interventions in academia, public policy, and contemporary politics, transcending its theoretical and legal origins.
To commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of Professor Crenshaw's introduction of intersectionality, the Department of Gender Studies at LSE is holding a day of celebration. Simultaneously a homage and a demonstration of intersectionality's multivalence, the conference will ask local and international thinkers to reflect on the many lives of intersectionality through a series of cross- and trans-disciplinary panel interventions. The day will culminate with a public lecture by Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw.
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Programme - Day Conference
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building ('NAB')
9.10-9.30am: Welcome and Introductions
Minouche Shafik (LSE Director); Clare Hemmings (Gender, LSE) and Abeera Khan (Gender, SOAS); Engenderings Blog team (Gender, LSE)
9.30am-12.30pm: Part 1 - Intersectional Knowledges
Panel 1: 9.30-10.45am Politics of Location
Chair: Emma Spruce (Gender, LSE); Ulrika Dahl (Gender, Uppsala); Simidele Dosekun (Media, Sussex); Sumi Madhok (Gender, LSE); Rahul Rao (Politics, SOAS)
Coffee Break: 30 mins
Panel 2: 11.15am-12.30pm – Knowledge Struggles
Chair: Laleh Khalili, (Politics, SOAS); Yasmin Gunaratnam (Sociology, Goldsmiths); Marsha Henry (Gender, LSE); Barbara Tomlinson (Feminist Studies, Santa Cruz); Alyosxa Tudor (Gender, SOAS)
1.30pm-4.30pm: Part Two - Intersectional Practices
Panel 3: 1.30pm-2.45pm – Fields and Interventions
Chair: Jacob Breslow (Gender, LSE); Awino Okech (Gender, SOAS); Nirmal Puwar (Sociology, Goldsmiths); Wendy Sigle (Gender, LSE); Sara Felix-Camacho (TLC, LSE)
Coffee Break 30 mins
Panel 4: 3.15pm-4.30pm – Politics and Practice
Chair: Abeera Khan (Gender, SOAS); Danny HoSang (American Studies, Yale); Emilia Roig (Centre for Intersectional Justice, Berlin); Sumi Cho, (Law, DePaul)
Break 1 hour
Programme - Evening Lecture
Old Theatre, Old Building ('OLD')
5.30pm-7pm – Kimberlé Crenshaw celebration lecture:
Thirty Years of Theorizing Justice: Intersectionality, Critical Race Theory, and Contemporary Challenges
Speaker: Kimberlé Crenshaw (LSE Centennial Professor, Gender)
Respondent: Clare Hemmings (Gender, LSE)
Chair: Sadie Wearing (Gender, LSE)
Followed by a Reception in the Shaw Library
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