CAHRE National Symposium 2019 - Intersectionality and inequality: rethinking Asian and Ethnic Minority Health - Auckland - 12 Sep 2019

When: Thursday 12 September 2019.

Where: School of Population Health, Tāmaki Campus, 261 Morrin Road, St Johns, Auckland.

Organised by the Centre for Asian and Ethnic Minority Health Research (CAHRE), University of Auckland.

Cost: $115 (Early bird rate ends 10 August 2019). Student rate available. Register now

Call for abstracts closes 30 June 2019. Submit abstract

Theme:  Intersectionality and Inequality: Rethinking Asian and Ethnic Minority Health.

Intersectionality perspectives are a prominent lens to understand contemporary inequality. It focuses on the multi-dimensional and simultaneous ways in which race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, age, ability and class produce inequalities among and within population groups.

Intersectionality offers us a timely lens to revisit Asian and Ethnic Minority (AEM) health in New Zealand today. Migration policies have led to increased stratification of AEM by income and class differentials. Gender and sexual orientation, age, ability, professionalism, first and subsequent generation migration also expose particular groups within AEM to vulnerabilities in complex ways. Attention to focused populations such as ‘young, second-generation, urban Asian women’ or ‘older, professional Asian women’ is likely to be more relevant to understanding health differentials in AEM communities than generalised conceptual categories such as simply ‘Asian’.

CAHRE’s National Symposium is a forum to consider intersectionality as a theoretical tool, share innovations in methodology, and present empirical evidence from current research on intersectionality and Asian and Ethnic Minority health. Among the questions are:

  • What is the state of health among Asian and Ethnic Minorities in New Zealand when explored through the prism of intersectionality?
  • What does intersectionality as a theoretical framework offer research, policy and community practice on AEM health in New Zealand?

For more information, download the call for abstracts flyer (PDF, 131 KB)