Rethinking intersectionality in the UK. Theoretical, contemporary and comparative perspectives

Publié le 30 octobre 2018 Mis à jour le 30 octobre 2018
le 26 octobre 2018
UT2J, Maison de la Recherche, D30

Intersectionality may be broadly defined as the overlapping of several processes of discrimination on the grounds of gender, race and class resulting in distinct forms of marginalisation, disadvantage and inequality. It will be the aim of this one-day conference to conceptualise further, investigate and document the relevance of intersectionality in contemporary Britain, in relation to e.g. women’s social and / or economic position; their involvement in or their connection with local or national politics or feminist groups. The weight of patriarchal constraints within certain communities and the role of the State in perpetuating that situation constitute possible angles for participants. Comparisons with other European or Western countries are welcome. 

9H30: Welcome

Morning session - Chair: Hélène CHARLERY (UT2J / CAS) 

1/Michael STAMBOLIS (Université Bordeaux Montaigne) :“Conceptualizing the Dimensions of Discrimination: A History of Intersectionality as a Social Scientific Tool.” 

2/Alexandrine GUYARD-NEDELEC (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) "Equality and Human Rights Commission & Equality Act 2010: how intersectional?"

10H45-11H00: Pause

3/Susan BALL (Université Paris 8) “Intersectionality in the production of the built environment


Afternoon session - Chair: Marc LENORMAND (Université Paul Valéry-Montpellier 3 / EMMA)

4/Nadia KIWAN (University of Aberdeen) “Intersectional perspectives on the #MeToo movement in France and the UK.”

5/Clémence FOURTON (Université de Poitiers) “« We, as intersectional feminists »: intersectionality as praxis in contemporary British feminism »

15h00-15h15: Pause

6/Marie-Agnès DÉTOURBE (INSA, Toulouse) “Rethinking Intersectionality in the UK through access to higher education for refugees.”

Questions / concluding remarks

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Contact :
Vincent LATOUR, Catherine PUZZO -