University of Gothenburg

Intersectiona-LEE-ty: Bruce Lee And Intersectional Teaching

Workshop 21/11 17:00-19:00

Venue: HDK

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Intersectiona-LEE-ty: Bruce Lee And Intersectional Teaching

Tuesday 21th, 17:00-19:00
Language: English

As a sociologist, Lory teaches how social locations related to ethnicity and/or “race,” nationality, gender, class, sexual orientation, etc., interlock in ways that can convey both advantages and disadvantages etc. This is known as Intersectionality or Intersectional Theory. In the Introduction to Understanding Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality: A Conceptual Framework, Second Edition (2010), Lynn Weber lists the personal benefits of incorporating an intersectional analysis into one’s worldview. An intersectional analysis helps you to:

* Recognize Your Limiting Views Of Others

* Recognize The Oppressor Within

* Recognize The Cost Of Dominance

* Gain a Realistic Assessment of Your Environment

* Achieve Good Mental Health

During this interactive talk, Lory will illuminate the concept of Intersectionality and the benefits listed above by drawing upon her personal experiences as a martial artist and lessons learned from Bruce Lee.

Lory Janelle Dance is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). She currently serves as the Associate Director of Ethnic Studies. Dance received her Ph.D. from Harvard University (1995). Dance’s most recent publications include “Performativity Pressures at Urban Schools in Sweden and New York,” published in Ethnography and Education in 2014 and “More Like Jazz Than Classical: Reciprocal Interactions Among Educational Researchers and Respondents,” published in Harvard Educational Review in 2010. Dance is currently completing a book manuscript titled Gone With the Neo-Liberal Wind: Minority Teens, School Reform, and Urban Change in Sweden and the U.S.

From 2011 to 2014, Dance served as the Co-Director for strategic research for “The Middle East in the Contemporary World” (MECW) grant project, a multi-million research project funded by the Swedish Research Council and housed at Lund University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies in Lund, Sweden. During the spring of 2010, Dance was awarded a fellowship from Lund University (LU), in honor of Hedda Andersson, the first female student to receive a degree from LU. Through her work at LU, Dance has established a symposium series called Streetposia, which refers to cross-national symposia that use poetic expressions to engage youths from marginalized urban backgrounds in critical debates, empowering dialogues, and life changing experiences. For more information see




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