Paper Title

Struggling Together: the Benefits of Interdisciplinary Classes for Learning Intersectional Approaches

Location

Room 223, DiGiorgio Campus Center (DiGs)

Start Date

March 2016

End Date

March 2016

Keywords

Intersectional Theory; Pedagogy; Collaboration; Interdisciplinarity; Methodology; Praxis;

Abstract

This round table talk will bring together a diverse group of graduate students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who have recently completed a course on Intersectionality. Discussants come from the School of Public Health, the School of Social Work, Art History, English and Comparative Literature, Communication, and Mathematics. Together we will discuss how we have come to think about intersectionality as a research framework, a method, and as praxis including social justice work and institutional transformation. We will attend to the ways our thinking is shaped by our disciplinary locations and potential barriers to performing intersectional work as graduate students. Most importantly, we will talk about what we perceive as the benefits of learning about and studying intersectionality in an interdisciplinary environment both pedagogically and as a platform for building community across campus.

Comments

Please note this is a round table talk not a four paper panel. This is conceptualized as a discussion around the topic but it will be a planned discussion with time for discussion with the audience. There are more than four discussants but the planned discussion will be organized to fit the timeframe of the panel.

List of Discussants:

Francesca Bernardi, Dept. of Mathematics

Anna Dardick, Dept. of Health Behavior, School of Public Health

Laurie Graham, School of Social Work

Gale Greenlee, Dept. of English and Comparative Literature

Kelsey Martin, Dept. of Art History

Ashley Mattheis, Dept. of Communication

Kashika Sahay, Dept. of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Mar 31st, 2:00 PM Mar 31st, 3:15 PM

Struggling Together: the Benefits of Interdisciplinary Classes for Learning Intersectional Approaches

Room 223, DiGiorgio Campus Center (DiGs)

This round table talk will bring together a diverse group of graduate students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who have recently completed a course on Intersectionality. Discussants come from the School of Public Health, the School of Social Work, Art History, English and Comparative Literature, Communication, and Mathematics. Together we will discuss how we have come to think about intersectionality as a research framework, a method, and as praxis including social justice work and institutional transformation. We will attend to the ways our thinking is shaped by our disciplinary locations and potential barriers to performing intersectional work as graduate students. Most importantly, we will talk about what we perceive as the benefits of learning about and studying intersectionality in an interdisciplinary environment both pedagogically and as a platform for building community across campus.