April 28-29, 2022 | Virtual

At a moment in history when the Covid-19 crisis coincides with the Black Lives Matter movement’s protests against racism and systemic oppression, this interdisciplinary conference investigates how intersectionality, as an analytical category and an experience focusing on mutually constitutive systems of discrimination, engages and narrates blackness in the U.S. and Canada. What kinds of knowledge can an intersectional approach open up about the complex experience of blackness, and how do academic inquiries that are informed by it shape narratives of North America? International speakers from literary and cultural studies, race, gender, and disability studies, sociology and law examine how these fields rewrite knowledge systems that have tended to oppress, marginalize, and discipline blackness throughout history.

The keynote “Everybody’s Maybes: Disorienting Intersectionality, Origin Stories, and the Futures of Feminism” by Jennifer C. Nash (Duke University) and Samantha Pinto (University of Texas at Austin) will be live streamed via the Amerikahaus YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/C-5IcTwm7xE

Organized by Prof. Dr. Julia Faisst (University of Regensburg/KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)
In cooperation with the Bavarian American Academy and sponsored by the DFG.

More info and registration: https://www.amerikahaus.de/ausstellungen-und-veranstaltungen/2022-04-28-29-intersectionality-conference