Cornelia Goethe Centrum

Cornelia Goethe Colloquia


The Cornelia Goethe Colloqua are an open forum for the discussion of interdisciplinary Women’s and Gender Studies. Anyone interested is cordially invited!

This semester the colloquia are organized under the title:

Intersectionality in a Crossfire?

For several decades, debates have been taking place around the concept of intersectionality in global feminist scientific and political debates. Intersectionality focuses on the intersection, intertwining or interaction of different inequalities and thus makes visible the entanglement of social markers such as race, class and gender. In Germany, especially the interventions of black, Jewish, migrated and lesbian women have connected to these debates and provided important impulses.

In the summer semester 2020, the Cornelia Goethe Colloquia are dedicated to current discussions that focus on the epistemological status of intersectionality as well as on the potentials and limits of intersectionality for individual disciplines. In addition, we will discuss the question of who may work with the concept of intersectionality and in what form.


Cornelia Goethe Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (CGC)
Conception: Bettina Kleiner, Helma Lutz, Marianne Schmidbaur
Coordination: Lucas Schucht

Time and Place

Goethe University, Campus Westend,
Theodor- W.- Adorno-Platz 6
PEG-Building, 1.G 191
Wednesday, 6-8 pm c.t.

Free entrance!

Here you can download the booklet.
Layout: Miguel Pardo, Grübelfabrik

Information on COVID-19

Due to the currently unpredictable developments regarding COVID-19 and the ensuing restriction, the Cornelia Goethe Centrum reserves the right to postpone or cancel events at short notice or to arrange video conferences. Please check again before the events to find out about time, place and format.

Cornelia Goethe Colloquia

About the Cover Image

© Mwanel Pierre-Louis ‚The Moments of These Moments‘ (2019), Acrylic on Wood Panel.

MWANEL PIERRE-LOUIS  is a contemporary artist based out of Miami, FL. His work combines realism and abstraction in a narrative that draws from personal interactions and pop references. Mwanel‘s paintings feature juxtapositions of fragmented experiences and a strong emphasis on the relationship between subject and color. Born in New York City, from Haitian descent, he‘s spent time living and absorbing the culture from New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. Pierre-Louis attended the New World School of the Arts‘ high school program in Miami, Florida and Art Center College of Design‘s illustration program in Pasadena, California. Now, he’s submerged into the New Contemporary Art scene. His clients include several transnational enterprises.


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