Talk: 'Ain’t I A Woman?' and 'I Am A Man'

Event Details

November 3, 2016
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Room: 160 West

Free and open to the Public
Contact:
Angela Russo
413-545-4631

In “Ain’t I A Woman?” and “I Am A Man”: Intersectionality’s Travels from Black Feminist Theory to HIV Prevention and Sexuality Research with Black Men," Lisa Bowleg gives an overview of intersectionality, its black feminist activist and theoretical roots and its recent odysseys into social science and behavioral research with understudied populations such as black heterosexual and gay and bisexual men.

Bowleg debates that focusing on a single identity (e.g., gender) without its intersection with other key social identities (e.g., race, sexual identity/orientation, class) provides a very limited understanding of people’s experiences and outcomes.

She is a leading scholar of intersectionality and intersectionality research.  For almost 20 years, her qualitative and mixed methods research has examined the effects of masculinity and social-structural contexts on black men's sexual HIV risk behaviors; and black lesbian, gay and bisexual people’s experiences with stress and resilience. High-impact journals such as the American Journal of Public Health, Health Psychology and AIDS and Behavior have published her work.

Event Category

Diversity