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Intersectional Pedagogy
Complicating Identity and Social Justice

Edited By

Kim A. Case

ISBN 9781138942974
Published July 21, 2016 by Routledge
258 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Intersectional Pedagogy explores best practices for effective teaching and learning about intersections of identity as informed by intersectional theory. Formatted in three easy-to-follow sections, this collection explores the pedagogy of intersectionality to address lived experiences that result from privileged and oppressed identities. After an initial overview of intersectional foundations and theory, the collection offers classroom strategies and approaches for teaching and learning about intersectionality and social justice. With contributions from scholars in education, psychology, sociology and women’s studies, Intersectional Pedagogy include a range of disciplinary perspectives and evidence-based pedagogy.

Table of Contents


Teaching Intersectionality for Our Times

Elizabeth R. Cole


1 Toward an Intersectional Pedagogy Model: Engaged Learning for Social Justice

Kim A. Case

Part I

Intersectional Theory and Foundations

2 Intersectionality Foundations and Disciplinary Adaptations: Highways and Byways

Ronnie Michelle Greenwood

3 Decolonial Intersectionality: Implications for Theory, Research, and Pedagogy

Tuğçe Kurtiş and Glenn Adams

Part II

Intersectionality & Classroom Applications

4 Undoing the Psychology of Gender: Intersectional Feminism and Social Science

Patrick R. Grzanka

5 Infusing Intersectionality: Complicating the Psychology of Women Course

Kim A. Case and Desdamona Rios

6 Pedagogical Practice and Teaching Intersectionality Intersectionally

Nancy Naples

7 Teaching Intersectional Psychology in Racially Diverse Settings

Kim A. Case and Michelle K. Lewis

8 Quotes, Blogs, Diagrams, and Counter-Storytelling: Teaching Intersectionality at a Minority-Serving Institution

Naomi M. Hall

Part III

Intersectional Pedagogy for Social Justice

9 Revealing Hidden Intersections of Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Race, and Ethnicity: Teaching about Multiple Oppressed Identities

David P. Rivera

10 Decentering Student "Uniqueness" in Lessons about Intersectionality

Desdamona Rios, Matthew J. Bowling, and Jacquelyn Harris

11 Experiential Activities for Engaging Intersectionality in Social Justice Pedagogy

Adrienne Dessel and Timothy Corvidae

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Kim A. Case, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology, Director of the Applied Social Issues graduate program, Director of Undergraduate Psychology, and the Faculty Mentoring Program Chair at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, Texas, USA. She is Fellow of the American Psychological Association and Fellow of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.


"Intersectional Pedagogy is a marvelous resource for anyone aiming to integrate intersectionality into their teaching. Faculty and graduate student teachers will find many ideas about how to talk about intersectionality in a variety of course settings and as it arises in the context of various social identities, as well as an amazing array of teaching resources, and detailed strategies about how to pursue classroom discussions and activities that live up to the complexity and depth of the theorizing about intersectionality. So many chapters inspire and encourage pedagogical experimentation. I know I will return to the volume again and again for fresh inspiration." --Abigail J. Stewart, Sandra Schwartz Tangri Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan