Intersectionality Speaker Series

The Intersectionality Speaker Series examines how the intersections of signifiers such as race, gender, class, sexuality, religion, and immigrant status contribute to the complex formation of human identities. Our goal is to enrich the interdisciplinary learning environments that these programs already provide by bringing external scholars, activists, and leaders to further develop our students' understanding of intersectionality. Reflecting cura personalis and the CGSS mission, the intersectionality speaker series addresses all aspects of the whole person. We hope the series will highlight to those both within and beyond the university Marquette's interest and committment to concerns related to race, gender, sexuality, religion, and immigrant status.


Upcoming Intersectionality Speaker Series Events

There are no upcoming events at this time. Please visit our events page for upcoming CGSS sponsored events.


Past Intersectionality Speaker Series Events

Santeria's Multiply Minoritized: Currents of Change in a U.S. Religious-Cultural Practice, Dr. Salvador Vidal Ortiz

October 5, 2017 | 5pm | Johnston Hall 107

Co-Sponsored by Office of Intercultural Engagement and Latin American Studies

Santeria is an Afro-Cuban religious and cultural practice that, in partnership with its diverse rituals and ceremonies, contains a rich and vibrant history drawing from West Africa, the Caribbean, and the southeast region of the United States. Dr. Salvador Vidal Ortiz will describe his research into the influence of race, gender, and sexuality in Santeria and how the perceptions of race, gender, sexuality by Euro-Americans disavows the inherent nuance within the practitioners of Santeria.


Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men, Dr. Michael Kimmel

November 1, 2016 | 5pm | Grand Ballroom AMU

Co-Sponsored by Social and Cultural Sciences Department, and the McGee Lecture Series

Dr. Michael Kimmel


Butch Queens Up in Pumps: Ball Culture the LGBT Underground, Dr. Marlon M. Bailey

October 25, 2016 | 6pm | Lunda Room

Join us as Dr. Marlon M. Bailey, associate professor of women's and gender studies at Arizona State University, discusses ballroom culture, an underground subculture among LGBT of color communities who participate in dance, dress, and vogue competitions based on house culture. His award-winning book, Butch Queens Up in Pumps (UM Press 2013), examines how Black and Latin@ queer people create and sustain new kinship and gender systems through ball culture in Detroit.


Feminist Perspectives on Justice In/For Palestine, Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi (SFSU) and Dr. Simona Sharoni (SUNY Plattsburgh)

April 11, 2016 | 5:30pm | Beaumier Suites BC

Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi and Dr. Simona Sharoni met over twenty five years ago and have collaborated over the years on multiple scholarly and activist projects. Aside from sharing a life commitment to the struggle of peace with justice in Palestine and Israel, these two prominent feminist scholars have made contributions to other struggles for social justice.


Elaine Richardson: One Woman Show

March 3, 2016 | 4pm | AMU Ballrooms

"PHD to Ph.D.: How Education Saved My Life" offers a glimpse into the life of Dr. Elaine Richardson and her journey as a young Black woman to healing and recovery from a life of trauma through the 1960's and 1980's ghettos of Cleveland, Ohio, to inventing a life for herself in the halls of the university.


Fighting for Immigrant Rights in WI, Christine Neumann Ortiz, Voces de la Frontera

March 15, 2016 | 12pm | AMU 227

Christine Neumann Ortiz has been at the forefront of the Immigrant rights struggle in Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin. Ortiz will talk about where we are in the struggle for justice for undocumented immigrants.


Closets Are for Clothes: Being Black in LGBT America, Dr. Juan Battle, C.U.N.Y.

February 24, 2016 | 6pm | JH 103

This public talk will discuss results from the Social Justice Sexuality Project - one of the largest ever national surveys of Black, Latina/o, and Asian and Pacific Islander, and multiracial lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. With over 5,000 respondents, this talk will focus on data from the Black American sample.

St. Joan of Arc Chapel

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