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2017 State System Summit

Session 16

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2017 State System Summit

13-15 University Ave.
West Chester, PA 19382

Hiram G. Martinez
2017 Summit Chairperson
Phone: 610-436-2433

We Can Do It! Making Classes Intersectional

  • 3:00 PM – 3:55 PM
  • SYKES 255

Research and pedagogy related to intersectionality and inclusion will be discussed during this presentation and will include: basics of intersectionality theory; research on intersectional pedagogy; challenges/barriers of bringing intersectionality into classroom; and discusses ways to integrate intersectionality into classroom across disciplines


Matthew D’Almeida, WCU Student Volunteer


Dr. Catherine J. Massey, Professor of Psychology at Slippery Rock University
Dr. Massey is actively involved in multicultural issues on campus and developed and coordinates the Safe Zone program. Dr. Massey earned her PhD in Life-span Developmental Psychology from West Virginia University in 2000. She teaches several diversity classes and her research focuses on socio-cultural influences on LGBT++ identity development and health behaviors and has used her scholarship to inform service-related activities and education concerning LGBT+ health and well-being.

Dr. Cindy LaCom, Professor and Director of the Gender Studies Program at Slippery Rock University
Dr. LaCom she has taught for 24 years. A British Victorianist by training, she has long integrated a feminist perspective into both her teaching and her scholarship. Her work is also informed by embodiment studies, post-colonial theories and Disability Studies. She believes deeply in the transformative power of knowledge, dialogue and the leap of faith demanded by social justice advocacy and activism.