Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Unmaking of the Racialized Self in a Graduate School Classroom

Manjeet Birk


Using storytelling methodologies and counter storytelling I use three situations within my life as a racialized woman to exemplify the practices and symptoms of institutionalized intersectionality.   Using my stories and the many useful critiques of intersectionality, I discuss how institutionalized intersectionality is failing marginalized women because institutions are co opting “outsider” language and imposing it on bodies of their choosing.


À l’aide de la notion des contre-récits de la théorie critique de la race, j’utilise trois situations au sein de ma vie en tant que femme racialisée dans le monde universitaire pour illustrer les pratiques et les symptômes de l’intersectionnalité institutionnalisée. À l’aide de mes expériences et des nombreuses critiques utiles de l’intersectionnalité, je discute de la façon dont l’intersectionnalité institutionnalisée trahit les femmes marginalisées parce que les institutions cooptent le langage « marginal » et l’imposent aux organes de leur choix.


Intersectionality; Identity; Race

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