Intersectionality, Inc.: A Dialogue on Intersectionality’s Travels and Tribulations

Patrick Ryan Grzanka, Rajani Bhatia, Mel Michelle Lewis, Sheri L Parks, Joshua C Woodfork, Michael Casiano


In a roundtable discussion held at the American Studies Association’s annual meeting in 2013, the authors interrogate intersectionality’s uptake in diverse settings, considering how its radical potential may be coopted and conflated with “diversity,” “multiculturalism,” “inclusion,” and similarly neoliberal institutional imperatives. The authors also discuss opportunities for resistance and transformation.


Lors d’une table ronde tenue dans le cadre de la réunion annuelle de l’American Studies Association en 2013, les auteurs s’interrogent sur l’adoption de l’intersectionnalité dans divers contextes, en considérant comment son potentiel radical peut être coopté et confondu avec « la diversité », « le multiculturalisme », « l’inclusion » et des impératifs institutionnels également néo-libéraux. Les auteurs discutent également des occasions de résistance et de transformation.


Intersectionality; neoliberalism; interdisciplinarity; activism

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