Sharpening Intersectionality’s Critical Edge


Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium (View on map )

Patricia Hill Collins Poster

The Gender Studies Program is pleased to announce that Patricia Hill Collins will be delivering the keynote address at our fourth biennial international conference, Intersectional Inquiries and Collaborative Action: Gender and Race.  

Professor Collins' address, “Sharpening Intersectionality’s Critical Edge,” will be presented on Thursday, March 2, from 4:30-6 pm in McKenna Hall Auditorium.  The lecture is free and open to the public.  It is supported by the Provost's Distinguished Women Lecturers Program and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts.

Professor Collins is Distinguished University Professor and Wilson Elkins Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park.  A pre-eminent black feminist scholar and theorist of intersectional identities, Professor Collins recently co-authored Intersectionality (Polity 2016) with Sirma Bilge.  Her first book, Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment (Routledge 1990), won the Jessie Bernard Award of the American Sociological Association for significant scholarship in gender, as well as the C. Wright Mills Award of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.  Professor Collins is the author and editor of several other books dealing with race, gender, education, and politics, including On Intellectual Activism (Temple 2012); Another Kind of Public Education: Race, the Media, Schools, and Democratic Possibilities (Beacon 2009); and From Black Power to Hip Hop: Racism, Nationalism, and Feminism (Temple 2006).

Further information about the Intersectional Inquiries conference can be found here: