Marginalized in Academia: A Guide to Disability Studies: Intersectionality in Disability Studies

An introductory guide for getting started with disability studies

What is intersectionality?

Intersectionality refers to the overlapping connection of social groups and their experiences. Race, class, and gender are the most commonly discussed groups, but other marginalized groups may also be included. 

Disability is experienced differently within various social groups. A critical approach to disability studies is necessary to understand that experiences of disability are not universal. Such experiences may look radically different for women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and people of color who face other forms of discrimination in addition to ableism. 

Women and Disability

Disability and LGBTQ+ Identities

BIPOC and Disability

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