Since the publication of Kimberlé Crenshaw's formative articles - Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race & Sex (1989), and Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics & Violence Against Women of Color (1994) - the concept of intersectionality has traversed more than a dozen academic disciplines and transnational and popular political discourse, generated multiple conferences, monographs, and anthologies, and animated hundreds of articles and essays. In the twenty years since Crenshaw introduced intersectionality, critiques of identity politics and multiculturalism and, more recently, claims of a "post-racial" era have blossomed. In 2010, we will re-visit the origins of intersectionality as a theoretical frame and site of legal interventions and consider its still unfolding potential for unmasking subordination and provoking social change.
Call for Proposals
We are pleased to solicit proposals for individual papers or whole sessions, engaging one or more of our embedded themes, a) intersectionality across disciplines; b) intersectional praxis; c) intersectionality and post-racialism; d) intersectionality and transnationalism; and e) intersectionality embodied. For an extended description of the themes, please visit the weblink provided below.
All proposals should include the session or paper title, a 300-500 word abstract, the names, affiliations, and C.V.s or resumes of all participants, and any audio-visual requests. Session proposals should specify panel, roundtable, or workshop format. Panels integrating practitioners or advocates, including both junior and senior scholars and/or including graduate or law students, are strongly encouraged.
The deadline to submit proposals is December 15, 2009.
Please submit questions about the event and proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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