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podcast on intersectional pedagogy
Dr. Tina Pippin, Professor at Agnes Scott College, hosts the Nothing Never Happens podcast.
Part 1 (32 min): We discussed the definition of intersectionality, how we came to this theory, how we apply this approach in the classroom, and student learning outcomes.
Part 2 (35 minutes): we talk about student and institutional resistance and challenges, along with concrete curricular and teaching suggestions for a culturally relevant pedagogy.
The Intersections Public Education Project was developed as a faculty-student collaboration to emphasize intersectionality theory as applied to real world social issues such as racism, privilege, marginalization of LGBT individuals, sexism, and more. This assignment requires students to create and carry out a public education project that raises awareness of an intersectional social issue or teaches about the concept of intersectionality and the matrix of oppression and privilege.
Intersections Project Assignment- learning goals, pedagogical background, assignment instructions, information for your syllabus. Download
Teaching Handout– to teach students about the theory of intersectionality and the matrix of domination. Includes images and games to help students better understand such an abstract concept (final project by Angela MIller).Download
Syllabus– the Psychology of Gender, Race, and Sexuality course has an intersectional theory focus infused throughout.Download
Student Project Example
infusing intersectionality: psychology of women
The resources below provide instructors with teaching tools for infusing intersectionality into a Psychology of Women course. In fact, the readings, videos, current events, could be used in a wide-range of courses with the goal of developing an intersectional focus. I developed these various resources when teaching an online undergraduate course using a 10-module structure. However, all of the materials could also be used in face-to-face courses.
The details related to this entire course and the use of the materials below can be found in the Case and Rios (2017) chapter within Intersectional Pedagogy: Complicating Identity and Social Justice.
teaching social psychology of social issues
The content below provides educators with ideas for incorporating current social issues and social justice into a Social Psychology course.
In this course, students and I apply social psychology research, theory, and concepts to a variety of social issues such as in-groups/out-groups, prejudice & discrimination, social movements, social policy, ally behavior to support social change, experiences of marginalization, privilege, intersections of identity, and social forces and barriers within social institutions.