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Abstract

This in-depth conversation with Jennifer Christine Nash, the Jean Fox O’Barr Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University, USA, aims to illuminate the complexities of intersectionality in feminist discourse. This interview focuses on Nash’s work and perspectives on intersectionality in relation to gender, class, race, sexuality, and hierarchies of power and privilege. This interview discusses precarity, vulnerability, and intersectionality in black feminist discourse, as well as the marginalisation of black women’s heterogeneity, the politics of reading associated with intersectionality, and the relationship between temporality and intersectionality. Additionally, this conversation discusses Nash’s monograph, Black Feminism Reimagined (2019), post-intersectionality theory, the relationship between intersectionality and transnationalism, and intersectionality in feminist futuristic discourse.

Note on the Author

Goutam Karmakar, Ph.D. (English), is an Assistant Professor of English at Barabazar Bikram Tudu Memorial College, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, Purulia, West Bengal, India. He completed his Ph.D. at the Department of Humanities and Social Science, NIT Durgapur, West Bengal, India. His forthcoming and recently published edited books are Narratives of Trauma in South Asian Literature (London: Routledge), The City Speaks: Urban Spaces in Indian Literature (London: Routledge), and Religion in South Asian Anglophone Literature: Traversing Resistance, Margins and Extremism (London: Routledge, 2021). He has been published in journals including MELUS, South Asian Review, Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, Journal of Gender Studies, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, National Identities, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Asian Journal of Women’s Studies, and Asiatic among others. His areas of interest are women and gender studies, ecological studies, trauma and memory studies, postcolonial and South Asian literature. He can be reached at goutamkrmkr@gmail.com.

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