Elisabeth Kaneza: Intersectionality in law || Empowering scholars of color

In this episode, we talked to Elisabeth Kaneza who is a legal and political scholar and a community outreach officer at the German Center for Integration and Migration (DeZiM) in Berlin, Germany. 

PAST (00:02:20): Elisabeth emphasizes the importance of equal rights and chances for all, the impact of racial discrimination that require structural solutions. She also describes her journey into academia. 

PRESENT (00:09:35): We discuss an article by Kimberlé Crenshaw (1989) about equality in law, the intersections of race and sex. This article has been groundbreaking in many ways. Importantly, it has established that scientific theories insufficiently capture experiences of intersecting identities, such as being a woman of color, and related discrimination experiences.

FUTURE (00:26:40): Elisabeth shares encouraging thoughts to empower emerging scholars of color. She highlights that their voices and work are highly needed. Therefore, she demands for structural support, research, and actions for racial equality.

Crenshaw, K. (1989). Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Anti‐Discrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Anti‐Racist Politics. In The University of Chicago Legal Forum, 140(1), 139–167.

Esposito, J., & Evans-Winters, V. (2021). Introduction to intersectional qualitative research. SAGE Publications Inc. 

Kaneza, E. (2024). Rassische Diskriminierung in Deutschland. Verwirklichung eines positive Rechts für die Gleichberechtigung von Schwarzen Menschen – Analyse und Empfehlungen. Nomos. https://www.nomos-shop.de/nomos/titel/rassische-diskriminierung-in-deutschland-id-118829/.