Section Chairs

Karen Celis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Khursheed Wadia, University of Warwick


Over the past 10 years or so, intersectionality has slowly gained a foothold in European political science—particularly for the study of politics and gender.

Whilst there is considerable debate about defining and operationalising intersectionality, this framework is a powerful way in which to understand interactions of multiple systems of privilege and oppression and different social groups’ complex experiences of discrimination and political resistance.

Indeed, intersectionality can be a useful analytical tool for critiquing the dominant ways in which state and non-state actors (de)legitimise issues relating to citizenship and multiculturalism and for understanding people’s feelings of loyalty and belonging in a transnational world.







This section welcomes theoretical, methodological and empirical papers focusing on the intersectional consequences of citizenship and multiculturalism.

In particular, we invite papers exploring: the dynamics between multiculturalism, neoliberal and populist politics and citizenship rights; the political representation of minoritised groups; intersectional approaches to public policy research; political and civic engagement of minority groups (broadly defined); gender politics and (super)diversity; gender and other axes of difference (e.g. race, ethnicity, age, sexuality, class, disability) in discourses on multiculturalism and anti-/post-multiculturalism; intersectional citizenship in multi-level contexts; gender, immigration and transnationalism; and intersectionality and feminist theorising.