Welcome to the 2016 Gensler Family Symposium, #IntersectionalTV

In recent years our understanding of media and media representations have undergone dramatic transformations. Shows such as Orange is the New Black (Netflix, 2013- present), Girls (HBO, 2012-2016), Transparent (Amazon, 2014-present) have offered us stars, personas, and narrative arcs that were not always visible on mainstream productions. Our screens are populated by people of color, queers, trans, and gender nonconforming people. #IntersectionalTV has been designed to map out the contours of this emerging phenomenon: how social media, web-based productions, as well as diversity among show runners have altered the shows we watch and how we watch them.

Through a range of events #Intersectional TV: Mediating Race, Gender, and Sexuality maps out the contours of these emerging media. Screenings and presentations center on the pleasures, guilty and otherwise, audiences derive. Above all, the week-long series of events are designed to map out the complicated ways in which these media engage simultaneously with questions of race, gender, and sexuality. Together we hope to understand how these new media forms are complicating understandings of feminism, both here in the US and elsewhere around the world.

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Please click on the links below to view the Gensler Symposium 2016. 

Panel I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL5Rqrm33jc

Panel II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQpdR0umBFQ

Kristen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKNy4sAvsZs

Brian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VER1VGw9s3k

Aymar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMCo2yCjTlo

Ariane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_voRPaD408

For more information on the speakers, please look on the Speaker Bios page.


The Gensler Family Symposium on Feminism in the Global Arena is an annual event that is designed to focus on women’s issues, address the challenges women face in the ever-changing social, economic and political contexts.  It is also designed to address the ever changing roles assigned to women in these changing environments.

The Gensler Family Symposium on Feminism in the Global Arena was established in 2007 by the Gensler Family Foundation.

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