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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
Exciting News! New Spring 2024 Trainings
Now Open for Enrollment
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Postdoctoral Fellow: Intersectionality Training Institute 2022 Cohort
Elle Lett, PhD, AM
Clinical Assistant Professor
Heath Systems and Population Health
School of Public Health
University of Washington
Doctoral Students: Intersectionality Training Institute 2023 Cohort
Department of Population Health Sciences
University of Central Florida
Deja Knight, MPH
Social & Behavioral Interventions Program, Department of International Health
Dielle, Lundberg, MPH