Paper Title

Measuring intersectionality: A Literature Review

Panel

Culture and Identity in Psychology

Location

Room 222, DiGiorgio Campus Center (DiGs)

Start Date

2-4-2016 2:00 PM

End Date

2-4-2016 3:15 PM

Keywords

Identity, Psychology, Science, WGS, LGBTQ, Intersectionality

Abstract

Intersectionality is theorized as a key aspect of an individual’s enacted identity, negotiated across multiple demographic factors and structural contexts. Previous research on intersectionality has identified it as a paradigmatic foundation for empirical analysis of identity. However, due the complex, nuanced and simultaneous nature of intersectionality, it is difficult to measure. This presentation will provide an overview of the literature regarding measuring intersectionality, both quantitatively and qualitatively, with suggestions for next steps.

Comments

Deb Paxton is a fifth-year graduate student and PhD candidate in the Applied Social and Community Psychology program at NC State. Her research interests focus on understanding identity and community among practicing scientists. She is currently the Regulatory Compliance Officer in the Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development at NC State.

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Apr 2nd, 2:00 PM Apr 2nd, 3:15 PM

Measuring intersectionality: A Literature Review

Room 222, DiGiorgio Campus Center (DiGs)

Intersectionality is theorized as a key aspect of an individual’s enacted identity, negotiated across multiple demographic factors and structural contexts. Previous research on intersectionality has identified it as a paradigmatic foundation for empirical analysis of identity. However, due the complex, nuanced and simultaneous nature of intersectionality, it is difficult to measure. This presentation will provide an overview of the literature regarding measuring intersectionality, both quantitatively and qualitatively, with suggestions for next steps.