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About Lynn Weber

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.


Present Professor, University of South Carolina - Columbia

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

Social Psychology and Race and Ethnicity

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Honors and Awards

  • University of Memphis, 100th Anniversary of University of Memphis/30th Anniversary of Center for Research on Women, honored as one of 100 Women Who Made a Difference in 100 Years at the University of Memphis, 2012
  • University of South Carolina, Department of Psychology Black Graduate Student Association, Roland Haynes Award, for promotion cultural diversity and awareness, 2010
  • University of South Carolina, Lynn Weber Endowment for Women’s Well-Being Initiative, established by USC faculty, students, and community partners in my honor, February 2001 (initial endowment: $100,000)
  • University of Memphis, Distinguished Researcher Award, 1995
  • University of Memphis, College of Arts and Sciences, Distinguished Researcher Award, 1995

Contact Information

Phone: (803) 777-6228
Address: Department of Psychology
University of South Carolina
Barnwell 505
Columbia, SC 29208


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