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Zentrum-spezifische Workshops und Vorlesungen


Montag, 06. Juli 2020 – Ann Phoenix (University College London)

Practising intersectional research

This workshop aims to use participatory methods to offer the opportunity for participants to share ideas and experiences of how intersectionality can be employed in research on various topics and from different disciplines (quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods). The workshop is particularly timely given that both covid-19 and Black Lives Matter have made intersectional perspectives urgent in research, practice and policy.
It is now 15 years since Lesley McCall pointed out in her paper in the journal Signs, that there was often confusion about how to employ intersectionality as a method. Since then (and indeed before) many scholars have done intersectional research. Intersectionality has burgeoned as a theoretical perspective. However, just as there is dispute about how to theorise intersectionality, so too there continues to be uncertainty about what constitutes intersectional research.
Participants to the workshop will be invited to share their research experience, to draw on concrete examples of actual research they have done, are doing, or are thinking about. Questions such as: How have you used intersectionality in your research? What methodological challenges have you met and how you addressed them? What have you found helpful in conducting research from thinking through your question to analysing your research data/material?

The workshop will start with introductions from the participants and a presentation that will discuss the main tenets of intersectionality, give an overview of how it might be employed in research and examples of research taking intersectional perspectives.

Participants are asked to send in an abstract of their (proposed) research and to indicate whether they have research material they would like to see jointly analysed in the final half hour of the workshop.

Ann Phoenix is Professor of Psychosocial Studies at Thomas Coram Research Unit, Department of Social Sciences, UCL Institute of Education. Her publications include work on narratives, theoretical and empirical aspects of social identities, gender, masculinity, youth, intersectionality, racialization, ethnicisation, migration and transnational families.


  • There are no mandatory readings but you will be provided with selected recommended readings upon registration.

Please register with a short abstract of your work until Friday, July 03 via e-mail to Lucas Schucht.

Sprache: Englisch.
Zielgruppen: M, E, A, P, HS.
Zeit: Montag, 06.07.2020, 10:00-13:15
Ort: Online via Zoom (link will be provided after registration).

Mittwoch, 18. November 2020 – Kathy Davis (VU University Amsterdam) [ACHTUNG: Neues Datum]

Leider musste der Workshop mit Kathy Davis auf Grund der aktuellen Situation verschoben werden.

Intersectional Conversations: How to Use Intersectionality

In this workshop, participants will use the insights of intersectionality theory to analyse everyday situations that involve differences in identity and power inequalities (job interviews, walking on city streets at night, embracing one’s partner in public, wearing a marker of one’s religious affiliation, etc.).  This is a hands-on workshop in which participants will be writing, discussing, and reflecting.  After describing situations involving inequality or discrimination, they will be invited to assemble relevant differences (i.e. gender, ethnicity, class background, sexual orientation, national belonging, etc. )for analysing these situations. Conversations will be initiated among participants concerning why certain categories are more or less relevant for analysing a particular situation as well as how these categories can help them understand what is happening in terms of power.  The goal is to consider how conversing in an intersectional way can enrich or change our understanding of how power works in specific contexts as well as how categories of difference shape situations in different and sometimes unexpected ways.

Kathy Davis is senior research fellow in the Sociology Department at the VU University in the Netherlands. She is the author of Reshaping the Female Body (Routledge, 1995), Dubious Equalities and Embodied Differences (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), The Making of Our Bodies, Ourselves: How Feminism Travels Across Borders (Duke, 2007) and Dancing Tango: Passionate Encounters in a Globalizing World (NYUPress, 2015).


  • Davis, Kathy (2008): Intersectionality as Buzzword. A sociology of science perspective on what makes a feminist theory successful. In: Feminist Theory. 9:1. 67-85.
  • Davis, Kathy (2014): Intersectionality as Critical Methodology. In: Lykke, Nina (ed.): Writing Academic Texts Differently: Intersectional Feminist Methodologies and the Playful Art of Writing. New York: Routledge. 17-29.

Registration until April 17, 2020 via mail to Lucas Schucht at

Sprache: Englisch.
Zielgruppen: M, E, A, P, HS.
Zeit: Donnerstag, 30.04.2020, 10:00-14:00
Ort: Campus Westend, Casino, 1.802

ABGESAGT Montag, 15. Juni 2020 – Vanessa Thompson (Goethe-Universität)

Racial Profiling of Blackness. An Intersectional Analysis of Critique.

Leider muss der Workshop mit Vanessa Thompson auf Grund der aktuellen Situation ausfallen.


Zu den Kamingesprächen laden wir Persönlichkeiten aus der Wissenschaft oder dem öffentlichen Leben ein um in kleinem Kreis über ihren persönlichen Werdegang und ihre Motivationen zu sprechen. Darüber hinaus können diese Treffen zur weiteren Vernetzung untereinander genutzt werden.

WIRD VERSCHOBEN Mittwoch, 20.05.2020 – Malathi de Alwis, University of Colombo (Sri Lanka)

Leider muss das Kamingespräch mit Malathi de Alwis auf Grund der aktuellen Situation auf das nächste Sommersemester 2021 verschoben werden.

Malathi de Alwis is a Socio-Cultural Anthropologist affiliated with the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo. She has written extensively on nationalism, militarisation, humanitarianism, maternalism, ‘disappearance’, suffering, trauma, and memorialisation. Her most recent publication — Archive of Memory (2019), is an object-related people’s history of Sri Lanka’s 70 years of Independence.

18-20h, Campus Westend PA-Gebäude P04

Mittwoch, 08.07.2020 – Ann Phoenix, University College London (UK)

Ann Phoenix is Professor of Psychosocial Studies at Thomas Coram Research Unit, Department of Social Sciences, UCL Institute of Education. Her publications include work on narratives, theoretical and empirical aspects of social identities, gender, masculinity, youth, intersectionality, racialization, ethnicisation, migration and transnational families.

18-20h, Campus Westend PEG – 1.G191

Weitere Veranstaltungen


Cornelia Goethe Colloquien | Cornelia Goethe Lectures

Titel: Intersektionalität im Kreuzfeuer?

Für aktuelle Informationen zu unseren Colloquiumsterminen, können Sie sich hier informieren.

Mittwoch, 15. April 2020, 18-20h
Vanessa Thompson – Intersektionale Kritik der Polizei. Racial Profiling und abolitionistische Alternativen.
Vortragssprache: Deutsch
Ort: Campus Westend PEG 1G191

Donnerstag, 30. April 2020, 18-20h
Kathy Davis – Who owns Intersectionality? Some Reflections on Feminist Debates on how Theories Travel.
Vortragssprache: Englisch
Ort: Campus Westend Casino 1.801

Mittwoch, 13. Mai 2020, 18-20h
Malathi de Alwis – Intersectionality in the Context of War and Peace: Lessons from Lanka.
Vortragssprache: Englisch
Ort: Campus Westend PEG 1G191

Mittwoch, 03. Juni 2020, 18-20h
Elisabeth Holzleithner – Intersektionalität im Recht – Genese, Krisen, Perspektiven.
Vortragssprache: Deutsch
Ort: Campus Westend PEG 1G191

Mittwoch, 17. Juni 2020, 18-20h
Anne Waldschmidt – Dis/ability als ‚etc.‘ in der Intersektionalitätsforschung? Reflexionen im Anschluss an die Disability Studies.
Vortragssprache: Deutsch
Ort: Campus Westend PEG 1G191

Mittwoch, 15. Juli 2020, 18-20h
Ann Phoenix – Interrogating Intersectional Contestations: Should the Privileged Speak?
Vortragssprache: Englisch
Ort: Campus Westend Casino 1.801

Veranstalter*innen: Cornelia Goethe Centrum für Frauenstudien und die Erforschung der Geschlechterverhältnisse (CGC)

Konzeption: Bettina Kleinert, Helma Lutz, Marianne Schmidbaur
Koordination: Lucas Schucht

*M Elementary Courses for well-advanced Masters students
E Elementary Courses for Doctoral Candidates in 1st and 2nd Year
A Courses for Advanced Doctoral Candidates
P Courses for Postdocs
NL Natural and Life Sciences
HS Humanities and Social Sciences


Hauptsprachen: Deutsch und Englisch
Kontakt: Dr. Marianne Schmidbaur | Cornelia Goethe Centrum