Approaches to Research on Intersectionality: Perspectives on Gender, LGBT, and Racial/Ethnic Identities

  title={Approaches to Research on Intersectionality: Perspectives on Gender, LGBT, and Racial/Ethnic Identities},
  author={Mike C. Parent and Cirleen DeBlaere and Bonnie Moradi},
  journal={Sex Roles},
Intersectionality theories, or the recognition of multiple interlocking identities, defined by relative sociocultural power and privilege, constitute a vital step forward in research across multiple domains of inquiry. This special issue, which extends Shields (2008) contribution in Sex Roles, provides an opportunity to reflect on past, present, and future promise in intersectionality scholarship. To provide a common ground for this work, each paper in this special issue addresses the… 
Intersecting and Multiple Identities in Behavioral Health
This chapter explores the complexities that exist beyond the basic categories of single-identity status (i.e., “race,” “sex,” “religion” independently) and dwells upon the ways in which
Integrating the Neurobiology of Minority Stress with an Intersectionality Framework for LGBTQ-Latinx Populations.
This review will apply an intersectionality framework to the examination of how heterosexism, racism, and cissexism create LGBTQ and Latinx lived experiences, and the differential impacts of these inequalities on neurobiological stress regulation.
When identities collide: Conflicts in allegiances among LGB people of color.
Results highlight the role of minority and family contexts in CIA among LGB people of color, and, more broadly, the potential value of studying intersectional variables using quantitative methods.
Using Intersectionality Responsibly: Toward Critical Epistemology, Structural Analysis, and Social Justice Activism
These guidelines call for expanding the use of intersectionality toward fuller engagement with its roots in Black feminist thought, its current interdisciplinary richness and potential, and its central aims to challenge and transform structures and systems of power, privilege, and oppression.
Enhancing Scholarship Focused on Trans People and Issues
Scholarship about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and issues has been growing. However, trans issues are often overlooked or addressed only nominally in this literature, leading
One Size May Not Fit All: The Need for a More Inclusive and Intersectional Psychological Science on Stigma
In their review, Remedios and Snyder (2015) articulated how models of stigma fall short of explaining stigmatization of women of color, because they do not consider intersectionality of multiple
Intersectionality in psychology: Translational science for social justice.
This paper introduces a special issue on the topic of intersectionality and situates this social justice-oriented scholarship in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the racial justice uprisings of 2020, and ongoing debates about psychologists' role in addressing social problems.
The Problem with the Phrase “Intersecting Identities”: LGBT Affirmative Therapy, Intersectionality, and Neoliberalism
Since the declassification of homosexuality as a mental illness in 1973, psychology has transformed the way it approaches sexual orientation and gender identity issues in scientific research and
Intersectionality, identity and identity work: Shared tenets and future research agendas for gender and identity studies
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to introduce the Special Issue developed from a joint research seminar of the Gender in Management and Identity Special Interest Groups of the British Academy
Intersections of LGBTI Exclusion and Discrimination in Thailand: the Role of Socio-Economic Status
Previous studies have found that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in Thailand experience discrimination and exclusion based on their non-normative sexes, genders,


The Intersections of Sexuality, Gender, and Race: Identity Research at the Crossroads
Psychology’s engagement with an intersectional perspective on social identities continues to grow. This special issue is significant in its use of intersectionality to complicate thinking about
An Intersectional Approach to Black/White Interracial Interactions: The Roles of Gender and Sexual Orientation
Although researchers have long advocated taking an intersectional approach in order to better understand how race, gender, and other social identities influence social experiences, this approach is
Transgender Youth of Color and Resilience: Negotiating Oppression and Finding Support
This qualitative study explored the resilience of 13 transgender youth of color in the southeastern region of the U.S. The definition of resilience framing this study was a participant’s ability to
Gender: An Intersectionality Perspective
Intersectionality, the mutually constitutive relations among social identities, is a central tenet of feminist thinking and has transformed how gender is conceptualized in research. In this special
Questioning Gender and Sexual Identity: Dynamic Links Over Time
Dichotomous models of gender have been criticized for failing to represent the experiences of individuals who claim neither an unambiguously female nor male identity. In this paper we argue that the
Intersectionality and research in psychology.
  • E. Cole
  • Psychology, Sociology
    The American psychologist
  • 2009
Feminist and critical race theories offer the concept of intersectionality to describe analytic approaches that simultaneously consider the meaning and consequences of multiple categories of
An Intersectional Analysis of Gender and Race for Sexual Minorities Who Engage in Gay and Lesbian Rights Activism
Social movements aimed at increasing rights for sexual minorities have mobilized in the United States and throughout the world, yet studies on why gays and lesbians from a variety of racial
When Black + Lesbian + Woman ≠ Black Lesbian Woman: The Methodological Challenges of Qualitative and Quantitative Intersectionality Research
The notion that social identities and social inequality based on ethnicity, sexual orientation, and sex/gender are intersectional rather than additive poses a variety of thorny methodological
Racial and ethnic identity: Developmental perspectives and research.
Developmental research is reviewed to evaluate how race, ethnicity, racial identity, and ethnic identity are defined and investigated for minority populations. First reviewed is how these terms are
Engendering Immigrant Psychology: An Intersectionality Perspective
In this paper, using an intersectionality perspective, we tested the idealized cultural identities model proposed by Mahalingam (Cultural psychology of immigrants. Erlbaum, Mahwah, NJ, pp 1–14, 2006)