Intersectionality in the American South

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Publications in Intersectionality

Intersectionality Research by Georgia State University Faculty Members – Books


Acosta, Katie L. 2013Amigas y Amantes: How Sexually Nonconforming Latinas Negotiate FamilyRutgers University Press, New Brunswick.


Burnet, Jennie E. (2012). Genocide Lives in Us: Women, Memory and Silence in RwandaMadison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press.

Bonnette-Bailey, Lakeyta M. and Jonathan Gayles (Eds). (February 2023). Black Popular Culture and Social Justice:  Beyond the Culture. Routledge Press.


Evans, Stephanie Y. and Sarita Davis, Leslie Hinkson, and Deanna Wathington (Eds.). Black Women’s Public Health: Regenerative History, Practice, and Planning. SUNY Press, 2022).

Evans, Stephanie Y. Black Women’s Yoga History: Memoirs of Inner Peace. SUNY Press, 2021.

EWest Published “Afterword: In and Beyond the Boundaries of Medievalism.”  The “Medieval” Undone: Imagining a New Global Past. Special Issue, boundary2: an international journal of literature and culture. 2 (2023) 50 (3): 233–246. Ed. Sierra Lomuto.

EWest Published “Citizenship and Enslavement,” The Routledge Companion to Politics and Literature in English. Ed. Matthew Stratton

Evans, Stephanie Y. Black Women in the Ivory Tower, 1850–1954: An Intellectual History. University Press of Florida, 2008.

Evans, Stephanie Y. Series Editor, Black Women’s Wellness. SUNY Press. Beginning 2019.

Evans, Stephanie Y. Andrea D. Domingue, and Tania D. Mitchell (Eds.). Black Women and Social Justice Education: Legacies and Lessons. SUNY Press, March 2019.

Evans, Stephanie Y. Kanika Bell, and Nsenga Burton (Eds.). Black Women’s Mental Health: Balancing Strength and Vulnerability. SUNY Press, July 2017.

Evans, Stephanie Y. Colette Taylor, Michelle Dunlap, and DeMond Miller (Eds.). (2009) African Americans and Community Engagement (AACE). New York: SUNY Press.

Evans, Stephanie Y. Series Editor, Black Women’s Wellness. SUNY Press. Beginning 2019. (


Francis, Gladys. Odious Caribbean Women (Lexington Books, 2017), a monograph that investigates representations of violence and the abhorrent in the works of Caribbean women writers and visual artists (ISBN: 978-1-4985-4350-7)

Francis, Gladys. Love, Sex, Gender and Trauma in the French Caribbean (L’Harmattan Paris, 2016), an edited book with contributions from Simone Schwartz-Bart, Fabienne Kanor, and Jocelyne Béroard, among others (ISBN: 978-2-343-07395-8)


Goss, Desmond. – Race and Masculinity in Gay Men’s Pornography: Deconstructing the Big Black Beast


King, Tiffany Lethabo. “The Black Shoals.” The Black Shoals. Duke University Press, 2019.


Moultrie, Monique.  Passionate and Pious: Religious Media and Black Women’s Sexuality. Durham: Duke University Press. 2017. 

Moultrie, Monique.   A Guide for Women in Religion: Making Your Way from A to Z., 2nd Edition. Co-edited with Mary Hunt and Kecia Ali. Palgrave Macmillan. 2014.


Sinnott, Megan. Toms and Dees: Female Same Sex Sexuality and Transgender Identity in Thailand. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2004. Sinnott, Megan. 2011. “The Language of Rights, Deviance and Pleasure: Organizational Responses to Discourses of Same-Sex Sexuality and Transgenderism in Thailand”. In Peter Jackson (ed.). Queer Bangkok. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, pp. 205-228.

Articles and Book Chapters


Acosta, Katie. “‘How Could You Do This to Me?’: How Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Latinas Negotiate Sexual Identity with Their Families.” Black Women, Gender + Families, vol. 4, no. 1, 2010, p. 63.

Acosta, Katie. “Feminisms, Latina.” The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies, 2016

Acosta, Katie. “Religion in the Lives of LGBT Parent Families.” LGBTQ-Parent Families: Innovations in Research and Implications for Practice, 2nd ed., 2020.

Acosta, Katie. “Shared Parenting When Mommy and Momma Break Up.” Feminist Research in Practice, 2019.

AndersonCourtney, Burris, S., de Guia, S., Gable, L., Levin, D.E., Parmet, W.E., Terry, N.P.
Assessing Legal Responses to COVID-19 Part II: Chapter 25- A Pandemic Meets a Housing Crisis.” Public Health Law Watch. 2021.

Asencio, Marysol, and Katie Acosta. “Migration, Gender Conformity, and Social Mobility among Puerto Rican Sexual Minorities.” Sex Res Soc Policy, vol. 6, no. 3, 2009, 34–43.


Baker, T. A., et al. “Reconceptualizing Successful Aging Among Black Women and the Relevance of the Strong Black Woman Archetype.” The Gerontologist, vol. 55, no. 1, 2015, 51–57.

Baker, Tamara A., et al. “Beyond Race and Gender: Measuring Behavioral and Social Indicators of Pain Treatment Satisfaction in Older Black and White Cancer Patients.” Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, vol. 2, 2016.

Barmon, Christina, et al. “Understanding Sexual Freedom and Autonomy in Assisted Living: Discourse of Residents’ Rights Among Staff and Administrators.” GERONB, 2016.

Bascomb, Lia T. “‘I’m So Proud to Be Your Queen.’” Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism, vol. 13, no. 1, 2015, 78–102.

Bascomb, Lia T. “Rude Girl, Big Woman: Power and Play in Representations of Caribbean Women.” Palimpsest, vol. 3, no. 2, 2014, 191–213.

Bascomb, Lia T. “Freakifying history: remixing royalty.” African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal 9.1 (2016): 57-69.

Bascomb, Lia T. “Branded Beautiful: Brand Rihanna Meets Brand Barbados.” Black Sexual Economies: Race and Sex in a Culture of Capital, in Black Sexual Economies: Race and Sex in a Culture of Capital. University of Illinois Press, 2019, 151–65.

Bauer, Gretchen, and Jennie E. Burnet. “Gender Quotas, Democracy, and Women’s Representation in Africa: Some Insights from Democratic Botswana and Autocratic Rwanda.” Women’s Studies International Forum, vol. 41, 2013, pp. 103–12.

Baunach, Dawn Michelle, and Elisabeth O. Burgess. “Sexual Identity in the American Deep South: The Concordance and Discordance of Sexual Activity, Relationships, and Identities.” Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 60, no. 9, 2013, 1315–35.

Bonnette-Bailey, Lakeyta M., and Nadia E. Brown. “Do the Ladies Run This Mutha? The Relationship between Political Rap and Black Feminist Attitudes.” New Political Science, vol. 41, no. 1, 2019, pp. 80–97.

Brown, Marni, et al. “High School Students’ Attitudes Toward Providing Girls Opportunities to Participate in Sport.” Human Kinetics. no. 2, 2011, pp. 239–53.

Burnet, J. E. “Gender Balance and the Meanings of Women in Governance in Post-Genocide Rwanda.” African Affairs, vol. 107, no. 428, 2008, pp. 361–86.

Burnet, Jennie E. “Women Have Found Respect: Gender Quotas, Symbolic Representation, and Female Empowerment in Rwanda.” Pol & Gen, vol. 7, no. 03, 2011, pp. 303–34.


Capers, Juree. “Linked Fate at the Intersection of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity.” In Distinct Identities: Minority Women in U.S. Politics, 2016, 29-45.

Capers, Juree. “Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration: Assessing the Link between Passive and Active Representation for Foreign-Born Clients.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 2021.

Carnes, Tony. “Religions in Asian America: Building Faith Communities.” Contemporary Sociology, vol. 32, no. 4, 2003, p. 465.


Davis, Sarita. The Heightening Effect of Race, Class, and Gender on HIV Exposure among low-in- come Black WomenJournal of Race and Policy, Spring/Summer, 8 (1): 67-86.

Davis, Sarita., & Tucker-Brown, A. Effects of Black Sexual Stereotypes on Sexual Decision Making among African American WomenJournal of Pan African Studies, volume 5(9), 111-128.

Davis, Sarita K. 2014.  “Health-Seeking Behaviors among HIV-Negative, High-Risk Black Women Living in an Urban Southern City.” Social Work in Public Health, vol. 29, no. 7, 2014, pp. 641–55.

Davis, Sarita K. 2017.  “The Relationship between HIV, Maternal Childhood Sexual Abuse Survival, and Parental Sexual Communication among African American Women 18–24.” Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, vol. 28, no. 2S, 2017, pp. 24–32.

Davis, Sarita K. 2014.  “Understanding Barriers and Solutions to the Black Church Providing HIV Services in a Southern Urban City.” Fire, vol. 3, no. 1, 2014, p. 116.

Davis, Sarita K., and Aisha Tucker-Brown. “The Effects of Social Determinants on Black Women’s HIV Risk.” Journal of Black Studies, vol. 44, no. 3, 2013, pp. 273–89.

Davis, Sarita K., et al. 2014. “Obstacles and Options to Faith-Based HIV Service Delivery to Low-Income Inner City Residents.” Journal of Black Studies, vol. 45, no. 8, 2014, pp. 731–51.

DeBlaere, Cirlene., Caleb N. Chadwick,, David. G, Zelaya., Jhodi-Ann, Bowie, Melanie Fann and Zoeann Finzi-Smith. 2017.  “The Feminist Identity Composite: A Factor Analysis with Sexual Minority Women.” Psychology of Women Quarterly, 41(1), 20-31.

Dyson, Yarneccia Danielle., Sarita K. Davis, Margaret Count-Spriggs and Nina Smith-Bankhead., “Gender, Race, Class, and Health.” Affilia, vol. 32, no. 4, 2017, pp. 531–42.


English, Jacob. A, & Ann C. Kruger., “I am Not Only a Student-Athlete: Investigating Social Identity Complexity as a Stereotype Threat Mitigation Strategy to Reduce Barriers to Academic Engagements.” Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics. 2020, 29-55.


Francis, Gladys M. “Performing While Black: Disrupting Gender and Sexuality from Trinidad to Norway—The Artivism of Thomas Prestø.” Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies, vol. 21, no. 2, 2021, pp. 279–96.

Francis, Gladys M. “Remapping Disability through Contested Urban Landscapes and Embodied Performances.” Postcolon. Lit. Inq, vol. 8, no. 2, 2021, pp. 277–85.

Francis, Gladys. “Love, Sex, Gender and Trauma in the French Caribbean.” Amour, Sexe, Genre et Trauma Dans La Caraïbe Francophone, 2016.


Gaston, Shytierra, April Fernandes, and Rashaan DeShay. “A Macrolevel Study of Police Killings at the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender.” Crime and Delinquency. 67(8), 2021, 1075-1102.

Gayman, Mathew D., et al. Perceived Built Environment and Physical Limitations.” Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health), no. 1, 2021, pp. 21–31.

Goss, Desmond Francis. “Race and Masculinity in Gay Porn.” Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader, 5th ed., 2018.


Horrell, Lindsey N., Shawn M. Kneipp, SangNam Ahn, Samuel D. Towne, Jr., Chivon Mingo, Marcia G. Orvy and Matthew Lee Smith. “Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Courses: Utilization by Low-Income, Middle-Aged Participants.” Int J Equity Health, vol. 16, no. 1, 2017.

Hudson-Vassell, Charise., Melanie M. Acosta, Natalie S. King, Allson Upshaw and Gernisse Cherfrere. “Development of liberatory pedagogy in teacher education: Voices of novice Black women teacher educators.” Teaching and Teacher Education. 2018.


Johnson, Natasha N. “Balancing race, gender, and responsibility: Conversations with four black women in educational leadership in the United States of America.” Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 49(4), 2021, 624– 643.

Johnson, Natasha N.and Janice B. Fournillier.  “Intersectionality and leadership in context: Examining the intricate paths of four black women in educational leadership in the United States.” International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2021, 1-22.



King, Natalie. S. & Rose M. Pringle., “Black girls speak STEM: Counterstories of informal and formal learning experiences.” Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2018, 1-31.

King, Natalie. S. “When teachers get it right: Voices of Black girls’ informal STEM learning experiences. Journal of Multicultural Affairs, 2(1), 2018, 5.

King, Tiffany Lethabo, Finley, Chris, Jenell Navarro, and Andrea Smith. “Building Maroon Intellectual Communities.” in Otherwise Worlds: Against Settler Colonialism and Anti-Blackness (2020): 362-369. Duke University Press


Le Tran, Mai-Anh. “Off the Menu: Asian and Asian North American Women’s Religion and Theology” – Edited by Rita Nakashima Brock, Jung Ha Kim, Kwok Pui-Lan and Seung Ai Yang. no. 4, 2009, pp. 526–33.


Martin, Kameelah L. and Elizabeth West. Introduction. “Sankofa; or ‘Go Back and Fetch It’: Merging Genealogy and Africana Studies.” (Special Issue). 2(4), 46 Genealogy (Fall 2018).

Mingo, Chivon A., et al. “Impact of Race and Diagnostic Label on Older Adults’ Emotions, Illness Beliefs, and Willingness to Help a Family Member With Osteoarthritis.” J Appl Gerontol, vol. 34, no. 3, 2015, pp. 277–92.

Moultrie, Monique. “‘In the World to Come God Will Sign.’” Journal of Religion, Disability & Health, vol. 11, no. 1, 2007, pp. 27–36.

Moultrie, Monique. “#BlackBabiesMatter: Analyzing Black Religious Media in Conservative and Progressive Evangelical Communities.” Religions, vol. 8, no. 11, 2017, p. 255.

Moultrie, Monique. “After the Thrill Is Gone: Married to the Holy Spirit but Still Sleeping Alone.” Pneuma, vol. 33, no. 2, 2011, pp. 237–53.

Moultrie, Monique. “Black Female Sexual Agency and Racialized Holy Sex in Black Christian Reality TV Shows.” Religion and Reality TV, 2018, pp. 31–45.

Moultrie, Monique. “Putting a Ring on It: Black Women, Black Churches, and Coerced Monogamy.” Black Theology, vol. 16, no. 3, 2018, pp. 231–47.

Moultrie, Monique. 2007. “Wholeness and a Model of Inclusivity for Persons with Disabilities,” Journal of Religion, Disability, and Health Vol. 11: 27-36.

Moultrie, Monique. “Interrogating the Passionate and Pious: Televangelism and Black Women’s Sexuality,” in The Sexual Politics of Black Churches, edited by Josef Sorett, The Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life Series, Columbia University Press, forthcoming Fall 2018.

Moultrie, Monique. 2018.  “Black Female Sexual Agency and Racialized Holy Sex in Black Christian Reality TV Shows,” in Religion and Reality TV, edited by Mara Einstein, Katherine Madden and Diane Winston, Routledge Press.

Moultrie, Monique. 2016.  “Critical Race Theory,” in Religion: Embodied Religion edited by Kent Brintnall. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 341-358.


Obenland, Frank, Nele Sawallisch,  & Elizabeth West. J. (2019). Transnational Black Politics and Resistance: From Enslavement to Obama: Through the Prism of 1619. Journal of Transnational American Studies, 10(1). 


Robert, Stephanue. A., and Erin Ruel. “Racial Segregation and Health Disparities Between Black and White Older Adults.” The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, vol. 61, no. 4, 2006, pp. S203–11.

Ruel, Erin, and Robert M. Hauser. “Explaining the Gender Wealth Gap.” Demography, vol. 50, no. 4, 2013, pp. 1155–76.

Ruel, Erin, and Stephanie A. Robert. “A Model of Racial Residential History and its Association with Self-Rated Health and Mortality Among Black and White Adults in the United States.” Sociological Spectrum, vol. 29, no. 4, 2009, pp. 443–66.

Ruel, Erin, et al. “Neighborhood Effects on BMI Trends: Examining BMI Trajectories for Black and White Women.” Health & Place, vol. 16, no. 2, 2010, pp. 191–98.

Ryan, Maura, and Amanda Moras. “Race Matters in Lesbian Donor Insemination: Whiteness and Heteronormativity as Co-Constituted Narratives.” Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 40, no. 4, 2017, pp. 579–96.

Ryan, Maura, and Amanda Moras. “Race Matters in Lesbian Donor Insemination: Whiteness and Heteronormativity as Co-Constituted Narratives.” Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 40, no. 4, 2017, pp. 579–96.


Seelman, Kristie. L., Andre Vasi., Shanna K. Kattari, & Luis R.Alvarez-Hernandez,  “Predictors of healthcare mistreatment among transgender and gender diverse individuals: Are there different patterns by patient race and ethnicity?” Social Work in Health Care, 60(5), 2021 411-429.

Sinnott, Megan. “Borders, Diaspora, and Regional Connections: Trends in Asian ‘Queer’ Studies.” J of Asian Stud, vol. 69, no. 1, 2010, pp. 17–31.

Sinnott, Megan. “Dormitories and Other Queer Spaces: An Anthropology of Space, Gender, and the Visibility of Female Homoeroticism in Thailand.” Feminist Studies, vol. 39, no. 2, 2013, pp. 333–56.

Sinnott, Megan. “Gender Subjectivity: Dees and Toms in Thailand.” Women’s Sexualities and Masculinities in a Globalizing Asia, 2007, pp. 119–38.

Sinnott, Megan. “Korean-Pop,Tom Gay Kings,Les Queensand the Capitalist Transformation of Sex/Gender Categories in Thailand.” Asian Studies Review, vol. 36, no. 4, 2012, pp. 453–74.

Sinnott, Megan. “Public Sex: The Geography of Female Homoeroticism and the (In)Visibility of Female Sexualities.” Out in Public: Reinventing Lesbian / Gay Anthropology in a Globalizing World, 2009, pp. 223–39.

Sinnott, Megan. “The Language of Rights, Deviance, and Pleasure.” Queer Bangkok, 2011, pp. 205–28.

Sinnott, Megan. “The Libidinal Power of Revolution: Sexuality in the Thai Leftist Movement of the 1970s–1980s.” South East Asia Research, vol. 22, no. 1, 2014, pp. 5–22.

Sinnott, Megan. “The Romance of the Queer: The Sexual and Gender Norms of Tom and Dee in Thailand.” Asia/Pacific Queer, University of Illinois Press, 2008.


Umoja, Akinyele Omowale. “Matriarch of the Captive African Nation: Recollections of Queen Mother Moore.” Palimpsest, vol. 7, no. 2, 2018, pp. 177–80.


Washington, Tanya. “Fulton’s Flaw: In the Constitutional Clash Between Religious Liberty and LGBTQ+ Rights, Foster Kids are Neither Seen nor Heard.” Family Law Court Review. 60, 2021.

West, Elizabeth.  “Community and Naming: Lived Narratives of Early African American Women’s Spirituality.” Religions 11(8), 426 (August 2020).

West, Elizabeth. 2020. “COVID-19 and Black Grief in the Academy.” CLA Journal (Rapid Response Special Issue). Eds. Dana Williams and Kendra Parker. 63.2 (September 2020): 148 – 151. 

West, Elizabeth. 2019. “The Transcontinental African in Pauline Hopkins’s Of One Blood.” Routledge Companion to Transnational American Studies. Eds. Alfred Hornung and Nina Morgan. (2019).

West, Elizabeth. 2018. “Introduction: Religion and Spirituality” in Routledge Reader of African American Rhetoric: The Longue Dureé of Black Voices (2018). Gen. Eds. Vershawn Young and Michelle Bachelor Robinson. 91 – 93.

West, Elizabeth. 2014.  “American Studies and the Racial Fault Line,” Forum: Sebastian Weier’s “Consider Afro-Pessimism.” Amerikastudien 59.3 (2014): 439 – 442.

West, Elizabeth.   “Maps, Mythologies and Identities: Zombies and Contra-Anglo Spirituality in Edwidge Danticat’s Breath, Eyes, Memory and Angie Cruz’s Soledad.” PALARA (Publication of the Afro-Latin/American Research Association) 17 (Fall 2013): 1 -12.

West Elizabeth. 2012.  “The Enigmatic “Clear Black” in William Wells Brown’s Clotel,” CLA Journal 56.2 (December 2012): 170 – 183.

West, Elizabeth. 2010.   “Memory, Ancestors, and Activism/Resistance in Charles Chesnutt’s Uncle Julius.” Studies in the Literary Imagination 43.2 (Fall 2010): 31- 45.

West, Elizabeth. 2008.  “Conflicting Epistemological Selves in the Narratives of Frederick Douglass.” CLA Journal 52.1 (September 2008): 13-37.

West, Elizabeth.   “Religion, Race, and Gender in the ‘Race-less’ Fiction of Alice Dunbar-Nelson.” Black Magnolias Literary Journal. 3.1 (March-May 2009): 5-19.

West, Elizabeth. 2004.  “Of Providence and Rhetoric: The Failure of Alexander Crummell’s Anglo-African Nationalism.” Slavery and Colonialism in the Atlantic World Spec. issue of Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 5.3 (2004). Project Muse.

West, Elizabeth. 2003. “In the Beginning There Was Death: Spiritual Desolation and the Search for Self in Jamaica Kincaid’s Autobiography of My Mother.” South Central Review 20 (Summer-Winter 2003), 2-23.

West, Elizabeth.  “Black Female Protagonists and the Abstruse Racialized Self in Antebellum African American Fiction.” Womanist Theory and Research 3.2/4.1 (2001/20002): 50-56.

West, Elizabeth.  1999. “Reworking the Conversion Narrative: Race and Christianity in Our Nig.” MELUS (ournal of the Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 24 (Summer 1999), 3-27.

West, Elizabeth. “Blackness as Medium: Envisioning White Southern Womanhood in Eudora Welty’s ‘A Worn Path,’ and Delta Wedding and Kathryn Stockett’s The Help.” in From Uncle Tom’s Cabin to The Help: Critical Perspectives on White-Authored Narratives of Black Life. Eds. Claire Garcia and Vershawn Young. Palgrave-Macmillan. 2014. 39 – 56.

West, Elizabeth.  2007.  “Making the Awakening Hers: Phillis Wheatley and the Transposition of African Spirituality to Christian Religiosity.” in Cultural Sites of Critical Insight. Eds. Angela Cotten and Christa Davis Acampora. SUNY Press, 2007. 47-66.

West, Elizabeth. 2005.  “Cooper and Crummell: Dialogics of Race and Womanhood.” Representing Women Rhetors: Triumphs, Complications, and Misrepresentations. Eds. Hildy Miller & Lillian Bridwell-Bowles. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2005. 81-102.

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