Psychological study of intersectionality

I’ve been frustrated by not finding many psychological studies of intersectionality. This study of the intersections of gender and race seems to be one of the first. Let’s hope there are many more to come! (Thanks, TD.)

Racial and gender stereotypes have profound consequences in almost every sector of public life, from job interviews and housing to police stops and prison terms. However, only a few studies have examined whether these different categories overlap in their stereotypes. A new study on the connections between race and gender — a phenomenon called gendered race — reveals unexpected ways in which stereotypes affect our personal and professional decisions.

3 thoughts on “Psychological study of intersectionality

  1. Elizabeth Cole and Abby Stewart have both published a lot on intersectionality in psychology. I believe Sex Roles published a special issue specifically about intersectionality in 2008. Let me know if you need citations and I can look them up – I just finished my phd in psych and was knee deep in intersectional theory.

  2. The linked article was really interesting, but I wouldn’t say this study is about intersectionality per se. The authors use the word, but this study seems to examine a distinct phenomenon, though not one that is entirely unrelated.

  3. I’m just a grad student getting started, but my work is on intersectionality. My thesis is on identity processes, values, and experiences of LGBTQA ethnic minorities. Some of it has been presented, and I’m working on getting it put together for some pubs as well. My dissertation will be on ethnic minority undergraduate science majors & how they experience ethnic identity, identity as a scientist, and the integration/interaction of the two. I’ve recently started thinking a lot about studying feminist porn. If you want to touch base about stuff, get in touch! I feel like feminist psychologists of color are few and far between!

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