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