#Intersectionality: The Fourth Wave Feminist Twitter Community

  • Tegan Zimmerman Okanagan College
Keywords: Intersectionality, Twitter, Fourth Wave Feminism

Abstract

This article analyzes the term “intersectionality” as defined by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw in relation to the digital turn: it argues that intersectionality is the dominant framework being employed by fourth wave feminists and that is most apparent on social media, especially on Twitter. Résumé Cet article analyse le terme « intersectionnalité » tel que défini par Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw en liaison avec le virage numérique : il affirme que l’intersectionnalité est le cadre dominant employé par les féministes de la quatrième vague et que cela est surtout évident sur les réseaux sociaux, en particulier sur Twitter.

Author Biography

Tegan Zimmerman, Okanagan College
Tegan Zimmerman (PhD, Comparative Literature, University of Alberta; MA, Philosophy, University of Calgary; MA, Creative Writing, University of East Anglia; BAH, English, Acadia University) will be College Professor of Women’s Studies at Okanagan College for the following 2015-2016 academic year. Zimmerman is also the Canadian Liaison for the Comparative Gender Studies Committee (an official committee of the International Comparative Literature Association).
Published
2017-06-09