Mapping intersectionality: A conceptual and methodological model for the study of inequalities and discriminations


INTERMAPS is a project lead by Maria Rodó-Zárate, based at the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) and funded by the European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant, 2021).

It aims to contribute to the study of inequalities and discriminations by proposing a specific framework that can establish a systematization and characterization of intersectional dynamics.

It includes a new theoretical model for conceptualizing intersectional inequalities from a spatial and emotional perspective and the development of new specific methods that combine and integrate qualitative, quantitative, digital and spatial (GIS) approaches.

INTERMAPS wants to contribute to the understanding of how structural inequalities are (re)produced and how they differently affect people’s everyday lives, building bridges between feminist and postcolonial theories, critical geographies and political and social sciences.


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101039447.

Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

(Illustration designed by Clàudia Barberà)

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