Grzanka's new book reviewed in Hypatia: "A significant intellectual contribution" by Patrick Grzanka

The first edition of Intersectionality: Foundations and Frontiers (Westview Press, 2014) was recently reviewed in Hypatia, the leading journal of feminist philosophy, as part of a review essay. Alongside their assessment of Patricia Hill Collins and Sirma Bilge’s co-authored book Intersectionality (2016), reviewers Carly Thomsen and Jessyka Finley wrote:

“The range of both the topics addressed and the (inter)disciplinary institutional locations of contributing scholars speaks to the capaciousness of intersectionality (as theory, method, practice)—that is, its usefulness for addressing a range of issues across academic fields….Grzanka’s superb editing and translating of complicated theoretical ideas into a digestible format is a significant intellectual contribution, one that will be particularly useful for introductory courses on difference, marginalization, and oppression.”

Read the full review (open access):


Intersectionality: Foundations and Frontiers to be released February 2, 2019 by Patrick Grzanka

Routledge will publish the second edition of SART Director Patrick Grzanka’s book, which charts the past, present, and future of intersectionality studies. Pre-order your copy directly from Routledge.

Patrick Grzanka’s Intersectionality: Foundations and Frontiers is a breathtakingly interdisciplinary engagement with intersectionality’s intellectual, political, and institutional itineraries. It does justice to intersectionality’s multiple lives in Left politics, in the contemporary US university, in black feminist and women of color feminist theories, and it captures the term’s histories, critical aspirations, and political desires, always with an attention to intersectionality’s complexities. This is a book that does justice to the complex life of intersectionality, and that treats the term’s foundational texts and contemporary debates with the deepest forms of care and generosity.
— Jennifer Christine Nash, Associate Professor, African American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies, Northwestern University
Book cover.

Book cover.