Sep 16 - Oct 16 Events


Intersectionality in Law, Policy and Society


26/10/2016 - 26/10/2016


1:00PM - 6:00PM


Canada Room, Lanyon Building, Queen's University Belfast



International interdisciplinary postgraduate research students’ workshop

Critical thinking and critical practice on intersecting inequalities has its roots in black feminism and a tradition in sociological studies, though the term intersectionality was coined by Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, a socio-legal scholar. Today, austerity politics, social media and the ‘phobias’ such as those incited by the so-called migrant crisis invite us to revisit intersectionality. Is it still useful as theoretical and methodological frame for critical observation of the dynamic power relations and categories of inequalities? Do legislation, case law and legal scholarship have the capacity to identify and to address intersectional inequalities? This workshop aims at providing a forum for PhD researchers in particular to unpack these questions. Based on an open call for papers, we have selected four papers for presentations with discussant. Presentations will be followed by a lecture from Professor Sandra Fredman, FBA, QC. Professor Fredman is a renowned author on equality and non-discrimination. She teaches at the University of Oxford and leads the Oxford Human Rights Hub.

Please see the event programme

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