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Curated Resource Guide. Intersectionality.


The CEHHS’ Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will host the 2nd Annual CEHHS DEI Summit from April 10 through April 14, 2023. This year’s theme, At the Overlap: Intersectionality, will focus on how the multiple social identities of individuals within our community intersect to form unique experiences, challenges, and opportunities in addressing DEI efforts. Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and scholar, originally coined the term in her essay, speaking to the unique experiences of Black women at the intersections of gender and race.

CEHHS curated a list of resources about intersectionality as part of the 2023 CEHHS DEI Summit. These resources are available through the UT Library and online.

Defining Intersectionality

intersectionality noun
the complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect especially in the experiences of marginalized individuals or group (Merrian-Webster)

Voices on Intersectionality

The resources below feature voices speaking about intersectionality both through theory and through practice.

Intersectionality: An Intellectual History | E-Book – Ange-Marie Hancock

Intersectionality as Critical Social Theory | Physical Book – Patricia Hill Collins

The Routledge Companion to Intersectionalities | Jennifer C. Nash & Samantha Pinto (Eds.)

Women, Race & Class | E-Book – Angela Y. Davis

Crying in H Mart | Memoirs – Michelle Zauner

Sister Outsider | Essays – Audre Lorde

The Tradition | Poetry – Jericho Brown

Illuminating Intersectionality | Video Series – Loud Speakers Network

Intersectionality | Documentary – Harry Van Buren

The Urgency of Intersectionality | Video – Kimberlé Crenshaw

A Primer on Intersectionality | Digital Primer – African American Policy Forum

Social Identity Wheel | Lesson Plan – University of Michigan

Understanding Intersectionality | Lesson Plan – Public Broadcasting Service

The House of Broken Angels | Physical Book – Luis Alberto Urrea

The House on Mango Street | Physical Book – Sandra Cisneros

Love From A to Z | Physical Book – S. K. Ali

Intersectionality in the American South | Podcast – Intersectionality in the American South

Intersectionality Matters! | Podcast – Kimberlé Crenshaw

Intersectionality Re-Rooted | Podcast Episode – Collected

Thriving in Intersectionality | Podcast – Lola Adeyemo

Curated April 2023 by Miranda N. Rutan, Doctoral Student, CEHHS DEI, UT Knoxville