CRFR Conference | 22 – 24 JUNE 2020 Intersectionality, Families and Relationships
Edinburgh University is delighted to be hosting the Centre for Research and Families and Relationships International Conference 2020 between June 22nd – 24th.
The concept of ‘intersectionality’ is an increasingly widely used way in which researchers and others attempt to grapple with the ways in which intersecting systems of oppression (e.g. sexism, racism and others) affect people.
The concept can be traced to the activism of black feminists in the USA who highlighted the different experiences of women of colour – affected as they were by the intersection of both racism and sexism.
For our sixth international conference, we will explore how families and personal relationships are implicated in a range of intersections: both as systems through which oppression may circulate, and as sites of resistance and transformation.