Communication Studies

Intersectionalities and Identities in Communication: Exploring Theoretical, Political, and Pedagogical Possibilities

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

MZ 214

As a powerful framework for understanding, examining, and analyzing identity in a multitude of contexts, intersectionality has become an important interdisciplinary tool in the social sciences and humanities in the late twentieth and early twentyfirst centuries. In the communication discipline, intersectionality has been widely adopted by scholars in culture and communication, performance studies, sexualities and communication, media studies, and gender and communication, among others. Although intersectionality appears to be ubiquitous in these areas of inquiry, I contend that its theoretical and political potential has not been fully realized. In this presentation, I discuss how communication scholars and practitioners have generally approached intersectionality in their work and explore how they can further enhance the potential theoretical, political, and pedagogical possibilities of this powerful framework.

Led by Dr. Gust A. Yep from San Francisco State University.