Shrodes, A. & Paré, D. (2022). Advancing equitable education with intersectional approaches in queer theory. Rapid Community Report Series: Anti-racist Approaches in the Learning Sciences. Digital Promise and the International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Addie Shrodes and I were grateful to be invited by Digital Promise, the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS), and the Center for Integrative Research in Computing and Learning Sciences (CIRCLS) to develop a primer on advancing the equitable study and design of learning through intersectional approaches in queer theory.
Alongside queer, intersectional theories, we review queer learning sciences scholarship. We appreciated the opportunity to think through this emerging area of work and hope this piece may be useful for LS teaching and learning.
And we’re grateful to Dr. Suraj Uttamchandani for being a continued thought partner in developing intersectional queer approaches in the learning sciences.
(Above introduction is from Dr. Addie Shrodes original Twitter thread)
Intersectional queer theory is an orienting frame assembling traditions of thought that consider gender and sexuality at the intersection of other identities and structures. We consider intersectional queer theory through scholarship on queer of color critique, queer Indigenous and Two-Spirit theorizing, and queer disability studies. Using these frames, educators and researchers can design and study learning environments that affirm learners across marginalized identities and examine how interlocking power structures (re)produce dominant and subordinate relations.