International Intersectionality Conference

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)


Friday, 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


  • Center for Feminist Research
  • University of Southern California
  • Mark Taper Hall of Humanities
  • Room 422
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • Los Angeles, California
  • 90089-4352 USA