Traveling Intersectionality


Traveling Intersectionality

The Hall

An evening lecture with Jennifer C. Nash, guest of the program "Black Feminism and the Polycrisis", who invites us to think about the meanings of the word 'intersectionality'.

Three decades after the term intersectionality was coined, it has become the most prominent black feminist intervention, traveling across disciplines and national boundaries, and across the oft-described theory/practice boundary. This is a talk that attempts to trace and assess that travel, to think about the meanings of intersectionality in a moment when the word is used by scholars, activists, artists, and practitioners on all sides of political conversations for myriad reasons. This talk aspires to think about how this unprecedent travel makes us – feminists who feel an attachment to intersectionality – feel, and what those feelings might teach us about political desire and the complicated practice of letting go.


Jennifer C. Nash is the Jean Fox O'Barr Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University. She earned her PhD in African American Studies at Harvard University and her JD at Harvard Law School.


This is a closed event. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Yasmin Guillén Lange. Press inquiries can be made here.

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