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Fifth International CREA Conference


Intersectionality: Resources for Reflection and Conversation

We chose intersectionality as the theme of the 5th international CREA Conference because we wanted to expand conversations and make new connections—both intellectual and interpersonal. This bibliography represents our journey in preparation for the conference, inclusive of resources identified during the conference and those harvested after the conference.  We leave this document as a resources for further study of this important topic. Enjoy!

Karen E. Kirkhart, Stafford Hood, Rodney K. Hopson and Melvin E. Hall


Intersectionality as Critical Inquiry, Method and Practice: Moving Beyond Nominal Categories and False Dichotomies in Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment


Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA)

Fifth International Conference

Chicago, Illinois

March 27-29, 2019

(Pre-Conference Workshops , March 26)

Stafford Hood, PhD

Sheila M. Miller Professor
Founding Director, Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment
College of Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


    Escalating domestic and global tensions in social, political, and economic institutions require that we urgently expand how we conceptualize our work, to end under-representation of the issues facing People of Color. When we frame the issues and opportunities that define our work, understanding intersectionality is essential if we are to avoid prioritizing the needs of some over the conditions of others. Too often we ignore the cumulative effect on those at the intersection of multiple sources of inequity. Refining our lens to see these issues more clearly is of paramount importance to culturally responsive practice.


    The CREA 2019 theme of Intersectionality as Critical Inquiry, Method and Practice will focus on the following areas as pertaining to program evaluation, measurement, and assessment:

    • Problematizing arbitrary categories and false dichotomies
    • Cultural responsiveness drawing upon multiple perspectives of meaning
    • Reexamining professional practice to incorporate and promote intersectional understanding
    • Policies and practices of influence and consequence in the quest for social justice
    • Ethical challenges in maximizing justice with intersecting areas of inquiry
    • Rejecting use of intersectionality to eclipse strategic examination of the component issues

    Call for Papers Front