I use structural domination scholarship and Black Feminist Thought to explicate this. This project will contribute an intersectional analytic of power to social movement scholarship and a focus towards social movements as a site of knowledge production to critical scholarship. My ultimate goal for this project is to develop a power analysis that can be applied to myriad situations of justice, reform, and anti-racism. I believe that such an analysis is essential for public policy, nonprofits, DEI initiatives, social movement activism, and social justice so that justice and reform work isn’t just another way to obfuscate the perpetuation of oppression.
Einspahr, Jennifer. 2010. “Structural Domination and Structural Freedom: A Feminist Perspective.” Feminist Review 94(1):1–19.
Young, Iris Marion. 1990. Justice and the Politics of Difference. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Sam Hobson is a PhD candidate at the University of Michigan who lives in New Haven, Connecticut. My areas of research interests include race, power, intersectionality, and social change. I expect to graduate Fall 2023.