2019 Conference Program Intersectional Echoes: Cross-Generational Practices and Knowledge Production

*This program has been updated. Please refer to the program in your conference packet.*

March 6, 2019

4:00 pm  Conference Check-in Begins
6:00 pm  Opening Reception: Intersectional Echoes Across Landscapes of Art & Justice
A celebration of new publications, spoken word, and intersectional justice

March 7, 2019

8:15 am  Breakfast Opens
9:00 – 10:30 am  Welcome & Opening Cross-Generational Conversation
10:40 am – 12:25 pm  Panel Sessions
Intersectionality and the Disciplines Panel #1a: Philosophy and Intersectionality

  • Anna Carastathis, “Intersectionality in Crisis: Discourses of Resistance, Strategies of Representation”
  • Marta Jorba, “Intersectional Experiences and Emerging Properties”
  • Tina Fernades Botts, “Multivariate Analysis, Hermeneutic Ontology, and Intersectional (Anti-) Method”
  • Youjin Kong, “What is Intersectional Feminist Theory? A Philosophical Account”
  • Respondent: Ann Garry, California State University, Los Angeles

Discourses on Justice Panel #1b: Intersectionality and the Fate of Workers

  • Daniela Cherubini, Sabrina Marchetti, Giulia Garofalo Geymonat; “Intersectionality and the Study of Domestic Workers’ Movements in a Comparative Perspective”
  • Rocio Fajardo Fernandez, “Intersectionality Applied to the Study of Global Economy: The Case of Workers of Relocated Industries in Morocco”
  • Adeola Afiya Young, “Visualizing Intersections Through Geoinformatics – Mapping Multiple Realities Of Poverty In Fyzabad”
  • Respondent: Christian Phillips, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Discourses on Justice Panel #1c:Intersectional Analyses of Sexual Violence

  • Caitlin Dobson, “Global Gang Rape and Power: A Cross-Cultural Analysis through Feminist Theories of Sexual Violence”
  • Shruthi Vekatachalam, “Disability & Gender: Mapping Exclusion of Intersecting Identities Within Sexual Violence Policy and Practice”
  • Respondent: Caroline Heldman, Occidental College, Los Angeles

12:30 – 1:50 pm  Lunch and Keynote Speech

“The Contact Zones of Intersectionality: Located Reflections on The Risks and Possibilities of International Work on Intersectional Inequality” – Leela Fernandes, University of Michigan

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm  Panel Sessions

Intersectionality and the Disciplines Panel #2a: Intersectionality and Public Health

  • Lisa Bowleg, “No Attention to Power, No Intersectionality: Transcending Intersectionality as Only About Identities in Health Research with Black Men”
  • Olena Hankivsky & Gemma Hunting, “Evaluating the Use and Impact of Health Equity Frameworks and Tools: Key Priorities”
  • Googie Karrass, “Preserving, Protecting and Relieving Pain of the “Modern Woman”: Addressing the
  • Surprising Racial Gap in rates of Episiotomy in the United States.”
  • Kristen Loutenstock, “(Re)producing the Problem Child: Cross-Cultural Fantasies of Autism and the Useful Subject.”
  • Respondent: Cleopatra Abdou Kamperveen, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Discourses on Justice Panel #2b: “Doing” Intersectionality

  • Mastoureh Fathi, “Understand ‘home’ through practising arts: How can intersectionality be implemented in an art-based research design?”
  • Ann Garry: “The Ability of Feminist Philosophical Methods to Do Intersectional Work”
  • Maria Rodo-de-Zarate, “Geographies of Intersectionality: Decentering Genealogies and Mapping Inequalities”
  • Respondent: Nooshin Valizadeh, University of California, Los Angeles

Discourses of Justice Panel #2c: Stretching the Boundaries of Intersectionality

  • Dia Da Costa, “Casteing Intersectionality Under Multiple Colonialisms”
  • Divana Olivas, “If They Don’t Cure They Don’t Kill”: Fabiola Cabeza de Baca and New Mexican Agricultural Policy.”
  • Shaista Patel, “Confronting ‘Colonial Unknowing’ in Archives: Attending to Relational Modes of Thinking and Writing”
  • Respondent: Chris Finley, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

4:00 – 5:45 pm  Methods Cafés – Thinking Through HOW We Conduct Intersectional Research

Café 1: New Ways of Thinking About Empirical Data Analysis

Peer Fiss, fs(QCA) and Intersectional Inequality

Safiya Noble, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

Café 2: New Ways of Thinking About Applied and Interpretive Analysis

Olena Hankivsky, Intersectionality-Based Policy Analysis 2.0: Lessons Learned

Julia Jordan-Zachery, Shadow Bodies: Black Women, Ideology and Representation

6:00 pm  Dinner on your own

7:30 pm Cross-Generational Conversations 1: On Intersectionality w/ Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw
(Doors open at 7:00 pm)

March 8, 2019

8:15 am  Breakfast Opens

9:00 am – 10:30 am  Cross-Generational Conversations 2: The Words and Actions of Justice

Anna Nieto-Gomez

Anna Sampaio

10:40 – 12:25 pm  Panel Sessions

Intersectionality and the Disciplines Panel #3a: Law & Intersectionality

  • Shafiqa Ahmadi, “Structural Invisibility: Afghan women in the 2019 Afghan Peace Talks.”
  • Sumi Cho, “The Structure of Intersectional Violence”
  • Riham Abed-Ali, “The Migrant Domestic Workers’ Movement in Lebanon”
  • Marta Dell’ Aquila, “Intersectionality: A Fruitful Tool for Decolonizing Legal Approaches”
  • Respondent: Priscilla Ocen, Loyola Marymount Law School, Los Angeles

Discourses on Justice Panel #3b: Intersectional Narrative Analysis

  • Cruz Arroyo, “Intersectional Supremacy: Mapping Power through Institutions and Psyches across Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead”
  • Chelsie May, “Racial Ignorance: Ignoring Intersectionality in 20th Century Middle East History Writing.”
  • Tisha Reichle-Aguilera, “Necessary Deceptions: Adaptation in Lucrecia Guerrero’s Tree of Sighs”
  • Respondent: Kumkum Sangari, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Discourses on Justice Panel #3c: Intersectional Social Movements

  • Tara Conley, “Hashtag feminism: A sign of the times.”
  • Linda Hasunuma, “Disaggregating ‘Women’: Promoting an Intersectional, Interdisciplinary, and Inclusive Approach to Studying Women’s Activism and Political Participation in Japan and South Korea
  • May Lin, “Intersectionality as Social Movement Capacity in Youth Organizing Groups”
  • Respondent: Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

12:30 – 1:50 pm Lunch and Keynote Speech

“Intersectionality as a Dialogical Epistemology” Nira Yuval-Davis, University of East London

2:00 – 3:45 pm  Panel Sessions

Intersectionality and the Disciplines Panel #4a: Psychology & Intersectionality

  • Alix Masters, “Through the Eyes of Olympia: The Gendering of Ambiguous Consciousness in Contemporary Models of Artificial Intelligence and Brain-Death”
  • Ruth Zambrana, “Research Sensibilities in Anchoring a Sample: What/Whose/Which Intersectionalities?”
  • Lynn Weber, “Analyzing Power Relations for Undoing Injustice”
  • Respondent: Lynn Weber, University of South Carolina, Columbia

Discourses on Justice Panel #4b: Intersectionality and the [Human] Body

  • Quinn Anex-Ries, “Detached Vaginas: The Racial Effects/Affects of the Fleshlight.”
  • Whitten Overby, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Writing an Intersectional, Black Trans Spatial History Using Tangerine’s Hollywood”
  • Michael Washington, “Plasticity Affecting Queer Theory, Queer Theory Touching Plasticity: The Affectation of Animacy”
  • Respondent: Emerson Whitney, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Discourses on Justice Panel #4c: Intersectionality and Black Women’s Liberatory Praxis

  • Brooklyne Gipson, “Black Digital Covens: How Black Women are Reconfiguring Black Nationalism Online”
  • Judy Pryor-Ramirez, “On Becoming #FLONYC: Exploring the Black Feminist Political Praxis of Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City.”
  • Kimberly McNair, “Making Something Out of Nothing: ‘Word Libations’ in Black Women’s T-shirt Activism and Interventions in Political Practice”
  • Respondent: Kimberly McNair, University of Southern California, Los Angeles