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Intersectionality and its (dis-)contents

In this course students will be exposed to the state-of-the-art in intersectionality, as a critical, interpretative body of theories and methods. Intersectionality takes as its point of departure that it is not enough to take gender only into account, but that the complex nature of reality, whether in cultural artefacts, in sociological or psychological accounts, demands simultaneous attention to other axes of signification, e.g. "race"/ ethnicity, class, sexuality, nation, etc.
We will explore the emergence of this critical body of thought and its development over the past two decades. In addition, students will be asked to reflect on how their own work might benefit from intersectional analyses and bring such analysis to bear on their own work.

  • Dates: February - mid-April 2011 (exact dates to be decided)
  • Location: NOV - Utrecht University
  • Credits: 7,5 ECTS (credits will only be awarded after an accepted written paper. Students not requiring any credits will receive a certificate of attendance)
  • Coordination: Prof.dr. Gloria Wekker and guest teachers.
  • Details: Also open to NOV Ph.D. candidates, as well as to candidates enrolled in other National Research Schools and Research Master students.
  • Registration: November 2010 at nov@uu.nl