Intersectionality reading list

Intersectionality is a word used to describe the relationship between overlapping social identities and protected characteristics.

The following is a selection of relevant books and journal articles on intersectionality. Please email our Library and Information Services Manager if you have a suggestion for a book or journal article to add to this list.

Atrey, S (2019) Intersectional discrimination, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Atrey, S (2018) Comparison in intersectional discrimination, Legal Studies, 38(3) September, pp.379-395

Berger, M.T and Guidroz, K. (eds.) (2010) The Intersectional Approach: Transforming the Academy Through Race, Class and Gender. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press.

Bond, J.E. (2003) ‘International intersectionality: a theoretical and pragmatic exploration of women’s international human rights violations’, Emory Law Journal, 52: 71-186.

Chow, P.Y.S. (2016) ‘Has intersectionality reached its limits? Intersectionality in the UN Human Rights Treaty Body practice and the issue of ambivalence’, Human Rights Law Review, 16, 3: 453-81.

Crenshaw, K. (2017) On Intersectionality:  Essential Writings. New York: The New Press.

Davis, A. N. (2015) ‘Intersectionality and International Law: Recognizing Complex Identities on the Global Stage’, Harvard Human Rights Journal, 28, pp. 205–242.

Evans, E. (2016) ‘Intersectionality as feminist praxis in the UK’, Women's Studies International Forum, 59: 67-75.

Fredman, S. (2016) Intersectional Discrimination in EU Gender Equality and Non-discrimination Law. Report for European Network of Legal Experts in Gender Equality and Non-discrimination. Brussels: European Commission.

Fredman, S. (2009) ‘Positive rights and positive duties: addressing intersectionality’, in Schiek, D. and Chege, V. (eds.), European Union Non-discrimination Law: Comparative Perspectives on Multidimensional Equality Law. London: Routledge-Cavendish.

Grabham, E. (2009) Intersectionality and Beyond:  Law, Power and the Politics of Location. Abingdon:  Routledge-Cavendish.

Grillo, T. (1995) Anti-Essentialism and Intersectionality: Tools to Dismantle the Master's House, 10 Berkeley Women's Law Journal pp.16-30.

Grzanka, P. (2014) Intersectionality: A Foundations and Frontiers Reader. Boulder: Westview Press.

Hill Collins, P. and Bilge, S. (2016) Intersectionality. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Kriszan, A., Skjele, H. and Squires, J (2012) Institutionalizing Intersectionality: The Changing Nature of European Equality Regimes. London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Lawson, A. and Schiek, D. (2016) European Union Non-Discrimination Law and Intersectionality: Investigating the Triangle of Racial, Gender and Disability Discrimination. London: Routledge.

McCall, L. (2005) ‘The complexity of intersectionality’, Signs, 30, 3: 1771-1800.

Nash, J.C. (2008) ‘Rethinking intersectionality’, Feminist Review, 39, 1: 1-15.

Quinn, G.  (2016) ‘Reflections on the value of intersectionality to the development of non-discrimination law’, Equal Rights Review, 17: 63-72.

Schiek, D. (2016) ‘Intersectionality and the notion of disability in EU discrimination law’, Common Market Law Review, 53, 1: 35-63.

Schiek, D. (2016) ‘Revisiting intersectionality for EU Anti-Discrimination Law in an economic crisis – a critical legal studies perspective’, Sociologia del Diritto, (2), pp. 22-43.

Smith, B. (2016) ‘Intersectional discrimination and substantive equality: a comparative and theoretical perspective’, Equal Rights Review, 17: 73-102.

Solanke, I (2017) ‘Intersectionality and the ‘anti-stigma principle’ – disrupting anti-discrimination law’, Discrimination Law Association Briefings, 61: 10-16.

Solanke, I. (2009) ‘Putting race and gender together: a new approach to intersectionality’, Modern Law Review, 72, 5: 723-49.

Squires, J. (2009) ‘Intersecting inequalities: Britain’s Equality Review’, International Feminist Journal of Politics, 11, 4: 496-512.

Taylor, Y., Hines, S. and, Casey, M.E. (eds.) (2011) Theorizing Intersectionality and Sexuality. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Truscan, I. and Bourke-Martignoni, J. (2016) ‘International human rights law and intersectional discrimination’, Equal Rights Review, 17: 103-31.

Walby, S., Armstrong, J. and, Strid, S. (2012) ‘Intersectionality: multiple inequalities in social theory’, Sociology, 46, 2: 224-40.

Wilson, A.R. (2013) Situating intersectionality: politics, policy and power, New York : Palgrave Macmillan.

Winker, G. and Degele, N. (2011) ‘Intersectionality as multi-level analysis: dealing with social inequality’, European Journal of Women’s Studies, 18, 1: 51-66.

Woodhams, C. and Lupton, B. (2014) ‘Transformative and emancipatory potential of intersectionality research’, Gender in Management: an International Journal, 29, 5: 301-07.

Woodhams, C., Lupton, B. and Cowling M (2014) ‘The presence of ethnic minority and disabled men in feminised work: intersectionality, vertical segregation and the glass escalator’, Sex Roles, 72, 7-8: 277-93.

Yoshida, K. (2013) ‘Towards intersectionality in the European Court of Human Rights: the case of B.S. v Spain’, Feminist Legal Studies, 21, 2: 195-204.

Yuval-Davis, N. (2006) Intersectionality and Feminist Politics, European Journal of Women’s Studies, 13(3), pp. 193–209.

Last updated: 03 Feb 2020