This is an interdisciplinary seminar that will examine the legal, social, and political implications of intersectional discrimination along the lines of race, gender and other social identity markers. While we will initially focus on intersectional dynamics manifested in case materials on women of color, we will use intersersectionality as a lens to analyze the dynamics of power and discrimination related to other groups (i.e. men of color, white women, etc.) and along numerous other axis including sexual orientation, class, and national origin. Critical attention will be directed toward a comparative analysis of related frameworks (anti-essentialism, post-intersectionality, symbioisis, etc.) as well as to the implications of intersectionality in re-framing legal and political approaches toward achieving genuine equality. Participants are each expected to produce a written product of publishable quality contributing to the field.