Denise L. Spitzer – Situating Intersectionality in Migrant Health

Wednesday February 10, 2021
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Situating Intersectionality in Migrant Health

An online talk by:
Denise L. Spitzer, PhD
Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Adjunct Professor, Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies, University of Ottawa

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM (PST)

[ Abstract ]
Rooted in Black, Indigenous, queer, and post-colonial feminisms, the term intersectionality was brought into the lexicon by Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989 to illuminate the multiplicity of interacting categories of social differentiation that inform lived experience. In the more than thirty years since its articulation, intersectionality has been increasingly taken up in research, policy, practice, and activism. In this presentation, I will examine what intersectionality brings to the realm of migrant health. While arguing that intersectionality needs to be more inclusive of the dimensions of time and place, I will also outline the benefits and challenges to incorporating this lens to this area of research and practice.