VCL Intersectional Study of Black Women and Girls in Society


VCLType: Vanderbilt Initiative Award (ViA)

This transdisciplinary hub of research, discovery and teaching activities will center on elevating and understanding structural barriers and forms of resilience that black women and girls experience across various social contexts in society, and how intersectional interventions might be created to expand opportunities and increase pathways to success. The program’s focus on black women’s and girls’ voices, perspectives and social experiences shifts this crucial population from the margins to the center. By creating, evaluating and synthesizing cutting-edge scholarship, this initiative will build upon and significantly expand current efforts happening around the country to position Vanderbilt as a world leader.

Faculty Participants

Lead Faculty in bold

Peabody College

College of Arts & Science

Divinity School

Law School

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Taylor Moore