Stanford University’s sociology professor will publish a book examining the ways in which race and gender intersect in society.
Rochelle McKeon, a professor of sociology and of feminist and gender studies, will discuss the intersection of race and sexuality, as well as how women’s lives have changed in the United States and the world.
The book, titled Intersectionality: A Theory of Gender and Race in a Changing World, is expected to be published in 2018.
McKeon has worked on topics ranging from social movements to issues of race, gender, and sexuality.
She has taught courses on intersectional theory and feminist theory at Stanford since 2008.
She was previously a senior fellow at the Center for Global Women and Politics and a senior editor at Gender Studies Review.
The project comes as the White House considers new policies on how to address violence against women.
President Donald Trump has proposed new legislation to curb violence against those who experience sexual violence, including through the use of the “War on Women.”
The legislation, the Violence Against Women Act of 2017, would also create new federal legislation to combat domestic violence and sexual assault, and would require victims of sexual assault to undergo counseling.