About this team
This research group focuses on intersectionality as a concept, theory, method and policy tool. Intersectionality, referring to intersections gender and other social and cultural power differentials, categorizations and identity markers such as ethnicity, race, class, nationality, geopolitical positioning, religion, sexuality, age, dis/ability, species etc., is a central concept in contemporary gender studies. Intersectional analysis has been heralded as ‘the most important contribution that women’s studies has made so far’, (McCall 2005: 1771), but feminist debates on intersectionality have also been informed by different theoretical and political stances and have sometimes been conflictual. The projects of this group are designed against the background of the rich and diverse feminist traditions for theorizing of intersectionality, but they are also informed by the tensions between these traditions.
An overall aim of the projects carried out by this group is to systematically bring key theoretical and methodological strands of feminist intersectional analysis into transversal dialogue and set up arenas for cross-fertilization and for development of new and more comprehensive and transgressive analytical approaches and theoretical understandings of intersectional gender and its embeddedness in processes of socio-cultural change
The group consists of academics from Örebro university and Linköping university.