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Intersectionality 101

A research guide to support the Women and Gender Studies Intersectionality 101 Workshops.

Mason Departments

Center for Culture, Equity and Empowerment

Mason Center for Culture, Equity, and Empowerment works towards Equity and Inclusion across George Mason University. Their three main areas are Student Access and Equity (SAE), Student Engagement for Racial Justice(SERJ), and LGBTQ+ Resources.

Disability Services

Disability Services's three main goals are to promote equal access, foster partnerships, and empower students. They also work directly with students with disabilities.

Assistive Technology Initiative

The Assistive Technology Initiative at Mason works to ensure equivalent access to all information and communications technology (ICT) resources on Mason campuses. They also help with making document and videos accessible for instruction.

Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics

The Office of Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics works toward promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity as well as ensure that Mason upholds non-discrimination policies.

First-Gen+ Center 

The First-Gen+ Center serves as an accessible starting point for students (and their families) to understand and connect with relevant university resources. 

Women and Gender Studies Center  

The Women and Gender Studies Center is an academic and social space for students of all disciplines to find and develop community. 

Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force  

The Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force is taking steps to build systems of equity and remove bias from the culture at Mason.  

African and African American Studies  

The African and African American Studies program offers a minor to academically engage with African and African American identities.  

Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

The Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies program provides students with a firm grounding in the history, politics, and culture of this important region.

LGBTQ+ Resources Center 

The LGBTQ+ Resources Center cultivates the success and well-being of queer, trans, non-binary, and questioning students, staff, and faculty by building identity-affirming programs and fostering a culture of equity and allyship at Mason. 

Mason Publications and Further Reading

So To Speak

An MFA-run intersectional feminist journal whose mission to provide a digital and print platform to amplify the voices of BIPOC, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, nonbinary people, women, neurodivergent people, people of all different religions or none, migrants, refugees & immigrants (regardless of citizenship), and incarcerated writers.

Kritikos Anti-Racist Reading Group

Kritikos engages topics such as writing about the arts, critical studies, translation, the artist in society, and art as speech.

Center for Humanities Research Reading and Working Groups

The Center fosters, supports, and provides space for topical and thematic Reading Groups, Working Groups, Workshops, and Writing Groups groups for faculty, graduate students and staff. Some groups welcome undergraduate students.