In June 2019, Intersectionality and the City began with an interdisciplinary and international workshop funded by the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) and the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre, at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK. The one-day workshop, organised by Dr Kennetta Hammond Perry and Dr Ben Whitham, provided a forum for speakers and participants to explore many issues relating to the overarching theme. Our keynote speaker was Dr Azeezat Johnson, on ‘Materialising visibility: Black Muslim women at work’. Below are resources from the workshop.



2019 Workshop – Book of Abstracts (click for PDF)

19th June 2019: Workshop Programme

09:00 – 09:30   Registration and coffee

09:30 – 10:00    Welcome and opening remarks

10:00 – 11:30     Panel 1: Intersectionality and geographies of urban difference
Moderator: Dr Lisa Palmer (De Montfort University)
Dr Joselito Ranara Jimenez (Loughborough), ‘Critical Realist Intersectionality (CRI): multi-dimensional irregularity among Filipino/a migrants in Japan’
Dr Akanksha Mehta (Goldsmiths), ‘’Daily Walks’ and Everyday Violence: Hindu Right Wing Women Shape the City’
Dr Dhiren Borisa (Leicester), ‘Mapping Cities of Desires on the Internet: Stories of Caste and Queerness, and the City of Delhi’

11:30 – 12:00     Coffee break

12:00 – 13:30     Panel 2: Inequality and insecurity in the raced and gendered city
Moderator: Dr Patricia Noxolo (University of Birmingham)

Dr Amani Hassani (Goldsmiths), ‘Young Muslim Men Navigating Racialised Masculine Stereotypes in Urban Spaces’
Shereen Fernandez (Queen Mary), ‘Modes of (un)belonging and (in)security: Watching the city through anticipatory geographies’
Tia Ndu (Leicester), ‘A Methodology for Intersectionality Research: Analysing the State-Led Gentrification of Broadwater Farm, Post 2011 Riots’

13:30 – 14:30     Lunch

14:30 – 16:00     Panel 3: Urban tensions, urban methods: researching conflict and resistance in unequal cities
Moderator: Dr Kennetta Hammond Perry (De Montfort University)

Melissa Fielding (Cambridge), ‘Bodies, housing and home: connecting feminist housing activism’
Rita Gayle (Birmingham), ‘Apocalypse Now: Urban Renaissance and the War on Intersectionality’
Dr Nadya Ali (Sussex) and Dr Ben Whitham (DMU), ‘The Intersectional Politics of Austerity and Islamophobia in East London’

16:00 – 17:00     Downtime and optional tour of the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre

17:00 – 18:15     Keynote address: ‘Materialising visibility: Black Muslim women at work’, Dr Azeezat Johnson, Queen Mary University of London

19:00 onward    Workshop dinner for presenters, Leicester city centre

2019 Workshop – Original Call for Papers

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