Five Resources for Understanding Intersectionality and Historically Marginalized Students

by drfelder

Research and practice centered on the role and value of intersectionality in the lives of historically marginalized doctoral students are critical to creating, building, and sustaining programmatic efforts.  These efforts, with outcomes to improve and increase academic success and doctoral degree completion, serve to broaden our understanding regarding the depth of scope racial and cultural experiences.  The historically marginalized experiences of students are vast and complex and understanding them requires approaches that consider the richness and depth of multiple racial/cultural influences and identities.  Five resources are presented here to support and promote the intersectionality research.  These resources include websites for publications addressing perspectives on: gender, academic discipline, political philosophy, socio-economic status, and immigrant status.  Readers are encouraged to review this information (and other sources on intersectionality not posted here) to get a sense of why this work is important for supporting the lives of marginalized students.


1. Intersectionality and Black Men:

Click to access 06JohnsonRivera082015.pdf

2. Intersectionality and Politics: 

International Socialist Review:

3. Intersectional Identities and Educational Leadership of Black Women:

4. Intersectionality and Educational Background/Socio-Economic Status:

Navigating the pipeline: How socio-cultural influences impact first-generation doctoral students.  Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, Vol 5(2), Jun 2012, 112-121.

5. Intersectionality and Understanding the Black Immigrant Student Experience: 

“Oh, of Course I’m Going to Go to College”: Understanding how habitus shapes the college choice process of Black immigrant students. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education Education 2012, Vol. 5, No. 2, 96–111.