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intersectionalist (comparative more intersectionalist, superlative most intersectionalist)

  1. (sociology, social sciences) Based on or informed by theories of intersectionality.
    • 2008, Lisa Guerrero, Teaching Race in the 21st Century[1], page 79:
      Aside from these general challenges, I address issues of self-hate, shame, anger, and frustration by bringing in the intersectionalist perspective of domination.
  2. Committed to or interested in ideas of intersectionality.
    • 2014, Sophie Hannah, The Poetry of Sex[2], page introduction:
      It is possible that, by the time this anthology is published, the only sexual fantasies still legal in the UK will be those that feature Ed Miliband in conversation with a group of intersectionalist feminists who check their privilege every thirty seconds.


intersectionalist (plural intersectionalists)

  1. (sociology, social sciences) A proponent of intersectionality.
    • 2005, Naomi Zack, Inclusive Feminism: A Third Wave Theory of Women's Commonality[3], page 75:
      What feminists, especially intersectionalists, have been imagining as identities needs to be exchanged for descriptions of social circumstances.
  2. One committed to or advocating intersectional relations, bonds among or across groups.
    • 1959, Literary History of the United States, Robert Ernest Spiller[4], page 311:
      An actual and not a merely philosophic intersectionalist was William Gilmore Simms of Carolina.