What is Intersectionality?

Coined by critical legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw, a key DEI concept is intersectionality. Sociologist Patricia Hill Collins defines intersectionality as "the critical insight that race, class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, nation, ability, and age operate not as unitary, mutually exclusive entities, but as reciprocally constructing phenomena that in turn shape complex social inequalities."

Introductory readings on intersectionality include:

Podcast: Intersectionality Matters with Kimberlé Crenshaw