Intersectional Inequities: Structural Constraints of Navigating Autism Services

Fri, Oct 19 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
83 College St Five College Women's Studies Research Center

Public Talk by Jennifer Singh, Associate Professor of Sociology, Georgia Institute of Technology

Intersectional forms of oppression are central to understanding autism disparities, however little is known about how such disparities are situated at the intersection of race, social class and gender. Drawing on the analytic framework of intersectionality developed by Black feminist scholars, the purpose of this presentation is to offer a grounded theory qualitative analysis based on in-depth interviews with single Black women (mothers and grandmothers) who are navigating autism services within the constraints of Medicaid health insurance and other limited resources.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at UMass Amherst

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