Rare exemplars and missed opportunities: Intersectionality within current sexual and gender diversity research and scholarship in psychology

Lisa Bowleg, Arianne N. Malekzadeh, Katarina E. AuBuchon, Monica A. Ghabrial, Greta R. Bauer

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Abstract

Using intersectionality as our critical analytical framework, we examined 22 articles on sexual and gender diversity (SGD) published in peer-reviewed psychology journals between January and June 2022 to: (1) identify their engagement with intersectionality's core themes; and (2) highlight key findings and directions for future intersectional SGD research. Our review includes 12 theoretical and empirical articles that addressed a breadth of topics such as intersectional stigma/discrimination, gendered racism, minority stress, and intersectional ableism. This review highlights opportunities within intersectional SGD research in psychology to provide a needed corrective to the discipline's tradition of individualistic, single-axis research focused on predominantly White, cisgender and heterosexual people, and attend to intersectionality's focus on intersecting power relations and commitments to social justice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101511
JournalCurrent Opinion in Psychology
Volume49
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2023
Externally publishedYes

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Publisher Copyright:
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Keywords

  • Intersectional discrimination
  • Intersectionality
  • Sexual and gender diversity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Transgender

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Review
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

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