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Lynn Weber

Department of Psychology
University of South Carolina

Office: Barnwell College Room 505
Phone Number: 803-777-6228
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A pioneer in developing the theory of intersectionality, the study of the ways in which the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality operate in both individual lives and communities, Dr. Lynn Weber now applies the insights of the field in her current research on persistent inequities in health and in the processes of recovery after disaster, particularly after Hurricane Katrina.

Dr. Weber’s major works include:

  • Understanding Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality (Oxford, 2010) the first and still only full explication of the basic premises of intersectionality that also shows how to apply these premises in analyzing social structures and events.
  • Displaced: Life in the Katrina Diaspora  (co-edited with Lori Peek) (University of Texas Press, 2012), in collaboration with twelve scholars from across the country this is the first comprehensive study of the experiences of the thousands of people dispersed across the United States after Katrina.
  • No Place To Be Displaced: Katrina Response and the Deep South's Political Economy in the on-line journal Southern Spaces.


  Understanding Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality            Displaced: Life in the Katrina Diaspora