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Intersectionality: Welcome


Intersectionality (or intersectional theory) is a term first coined in 1989 by American civil rights advocate and leading scholar of critical race theory, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw.

It is the study of overlapping or intersecting social identities and related systems of oppressiondomination, or discrimination. The theory suggests that—and seeks to examine how—various biological, social and cultural categories such as genderraceclassabilitysexual orientationreligioncasteage, nationality and other sectarian axes of identity interact on multiple and often simultaneous levels. 


Welcome to the Intersectionality research guide. This guide has been created to help you find the best sources for learning about intersectionality.

This guide was inspired by a Flex Day professional development session jointly orchestrated by Skyline College and College of San Mateo during Spring, 2019. 

Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to recommend sources for inclusion in this guide. 

You can view related research guides here: 

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What's a TED Talk? 

  • A TED talk is a video created from a presentation at the main TED (technology, entertainment, design) conference or one of its many satellite events around the world. 
  • Transcripts of talks are also provided.
  • TED talks are limited to a maximum length of 18 minutes.
  • Talks may be on any topic and can be an engaging way of dipping into new topics or keeping up to date with live issues in your area of research/study.

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