We are still here: re-centering the quintessential subject of intersectionality

  • Khatidja Chantler Reader, School of Social Work, University of Central Lancashire, Room 324, Harrington Building, Preston PR1 2HE, UK
  • Ravi Thiara Principal Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Safety and Well-being University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7 AL, UK
Keywords: intersectionality, violence against women, racialization

Abstract

This paper argues that “Black woman” should remain the quintessential subject of intersectionality as we are concerned that racialization has been submerged within intersectionality debates. Drawing on research and policy related to violence against women in minoritized communities in the UK, we (re)interrogate the explanatory power and effects of intersectionality. Résumé Cet article fait valoir que « la femme noire » devrait rester le sujet quintessentiel de l’intersectionnalité, car nous craignons que la racialisation n’ait été noyée dans les débats sur l’intersectionnalité. En nous appuyant sur la recherche et les politiques liées à la violence à l’égard des femmes dans les communautés minoritaires au Royaume-Uni, nous (ré)interrogeons le pouvoir explicatif et les effets de l’intersectionnalité.

Author Biographies

Khatidja Chantler, Reader, School of Social Work, University of Central Lancashire, Room 324, Harrington Building, Preston PR1 2HE, UK
Dr Khatidja Chantler, BSc, PhD, Reader and founder member of the Connect Centre for International Research in interpersonal violence and harm, University of Central Lancashire having previously worked for over 20 years in social services and the voluntary sector. She has a wide range of research and evaluation experience particularly in violence against women and mental health, gender and ethnicity. She supervises PhD students in these fields and is widely published.
Ravi Thiara, Principal Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Safety and Well-being University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7 AL, UK

 

Dr Ravi K. Thiara, BA, MA, PhD is Principal Research Fellow and Director of the Centre for the Study of Safety and Well-being, University of Warwick, UK. She has over 25 years’ experience of research, evaluation and service development in the area of violence against women. She has a particular expertise in race/ethnicity, gender and violence. She teaches and supervises PhD students in this area and has published widely.

 

Published
2017-06-09