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As “critical race theory” and “intersectionality” move out of academia and into public conversation, what do these theories tell us about actual people? UVM professor Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst examines how race, religion, and gender affect the lives of Black Muslim women in the US. Exploring this diverse community helps illuminate how intersectionality functions, but also how one’s identity shapes religious practice and the experience of discrimination.
About Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst
Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst is associate professor of Religion and associate director of the Humanities Center at the University of Vermont. Morgenstein Fuerst is the cohost and coproducer of the grant-funded podcast Keeping It 101: A Killjoy’s Introduction to Religion.
University of Vermont Office of Engagement.
Anne Commire Fund for Women in the Humanities
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