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What Is Intersectionality?

Intersectionality is a critical theoretical framework that highlights how multiple and intersecting systems of oppression (e.g., racism, sexism, heterosexism, and ableism) shape social, economic, and health inequities for groups historically marginalized at multiple intersections (e.g., people who are racial/ethnic minority, cisgender girls and women, sexual and gender minority, have a disability, and/or are poor).


Why You Should Train with Us

After training with us, you'll:

Gain in-depth knowledge about intersectionality and its core tenets

Increase your proficiency to design and conduct high quality qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods intersectionality research

Join a community of intersectionality researchers

Apply intersectionality to your work to:

  • design and conduct better and more impactful intersectionality
    health equity research
  • write stronger grant proposals
  • get more grants
  • write and publish higher impact articles
  • develop more equitable and effective programs and interventions
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Exciting News!

Fall 2024 Training Schedule

  • Land That Grant!: Write a Winning Intersectionality Grant Proposal
    • Friday, November 8, 2024
      From 10:00am - 4:00pmET
  • Get Up To Speed On Intersectionality
    • Friday, November 22, 2024
      From 10:00am - 4:00pmET
  • Get that Thesis or Dissertation Done! Navigating the Intersectional Thesis or Dissertation
    • Friday, December 6, 2024
      From 10:00am - 5:00pmET

More Exciting News!

Intersectionality Summer Intensive Keynote Speaker

Dr. Patricia Homan will be the Intersectionality Summer Intensive's 2024's distinguished guest, keynote speaker, and facilitator.

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Join Us at a Free Intersectionality Research Salon

Salons are the second Wednesday of every month from 5:00-6:30pmET

What they're saying about us

ISI22 was integral to obtaining my first R01 and becoming an expert in the field of Intersectionality. Not only did I meet a variety of scholars for whom I continue to collaborate (including one of my Co-PI's), but I also learned how to make my writing and ideas more accessible to a wider audience of interested people. This is very important because one of the things I continually hear is that implementing the idea of Intersectionality in our work is "hard." Instead, I was given the tools and language to help scholars and others see Intersectionality as a "method" but also a guiding principle to help us all think about making the invisible visible.

Stephanie Cook

Stephanie Cook, DrPH, MPHNew York University James Weldon Johnson Professor
Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

The summer intensive exceeded all of my expectations (and I had heard it was amazing!). The content was exceptional — I now feel like I can apply intersectionality to grant proposals and do research more responsibly that benefits communities. I enjoyed the connections with each other. I appreciated the thoughtful and helpful feedback and learning about everyone’s incredible work. I also loved how much we laughed and had fun amid all the learning and growth.

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Leah M Marcotte, MDAssistant Professor,
Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Washington Medicine

I attended the one-day ITI training, and it was a triple "I" experience: immersive, intensive, and interactive. I left the training with a strong orientation to intersectionality, an abundance of resources and references, greater clarity about the presence, the role, and the impact of intersectionality on my service and scholarship, and of most importance, I left the training as a member of a growing community of other ITI scholars.

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Whitney Irie, PhD, MSWAssistant Professor, School of Social Work
Boston College

The [2-day in person training session] allowed me to deepen my thinking and analysis of intersectionality and its application to my work. I also feel invigorated about teachings others about intersectionality. The session gave our group time to think about these ideas together.

What They_re Saying About Us Section - Michelle Teti

Michelle Teti, DrPH, MPHProfessor, College of Health Sciences
University of Missouri

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