Thursday 16 February 2017 Katrine Smiet (NOG PhD student) will defend her PhD dissertation at the Radboud University. ‘Travelling Truths: Sojourner Truth, Intersectionality and Feminist Scholarship’ takes the iconic story of Sojourner Truth as an entry point for an exploration of feminist scholarship on different forms of inequality in their interconnection to one another. Focusing on the academic resonances of the story, this dissertation specifically investigates how the story of Sojourner Truth is connected to intersectionality, an approach within feminist scholarship that studies different forms of oppression in their connection to each other.

Katrine Smiet (1987) studied philosophy and genderstudies. She completed her research master in Philosophy at Radboud University Nijmegen in 2011 (bene meritum). In 2012, she graduated cum laude from the research master program in Gender and Ethnicity at Utrecht University. In September 2012, Katrine started her PhD research under the supervision of dr. Veronica Vasterling and prof. dr. Anneke Smelik.

Date: Thursday 16 February 2017
Time: 14:30
Location: Radboud University, Academiezaal Aula, Comeniuslaan 2
Title: ‘Travelling Truths: Sojourner Truth, Intersectionality and Feminist Scholarship’
Promotors: prof. dr. A.M. Smelik
Copromotor: dr. V.L.M. Vasterling

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