We are joined today by Akwugo Emejulu (@AkwugoEmejulu), professor of sociology at the University of Warwick. She was the keynote speaker at the European Conference on Gender and Politics which was held in Amsterdam last week. I asked Professor Emejulu to come on the podcast to talk about intersectionality and more specifically about her research on how women of colour activists in Europe strategize and organize against illiberal practices. We also talk about lots of other stuff, including the ‘arms race’ in academia, intersectionality and academic feminism, the invention of ‘race’ and the concept of ‘whiteness’, and much more.
If you would like to keep up with interdisciplinary research, teaching and events on related matters at the UvA, please feel free to check out the Amsterdam Research Centre for Gender and Sexuality (ARC-GS). Also, the recently founded European Journal of Politics and Gender publishes peer-reviewed research in the field of gender and politics and is really worth a visit.