IRI Publications



Bowleg, L. (2020). We’re not all in this together: On Covid-19, intersectionality, and structural inequality. American Journal of Public Health. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2020.305766


Bowleg, L., del Río-González, A. M., Holt, S., L., Pérez, C., Massie, J. S., Mandell, J. E., & Boone, C. (2017). Intersectional epistemologies of ignorance: How behavioral and social science research shapes what we know, think we know, and don’t know about U.S. Black men’s sexualities. Journal of Sex Research, 54, 577-603. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2017.1295300


Bowleg, L., & Bauer, G. R. (2016). Invited reflection: Quantifying intersectionality. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 40, 337-341. doi: 10.1177/0361684316654282


Bowleg, L., Teti, M., Malebranche, D.J., & Tschann, J.M. (2013). “It’s an uphill battle everyday": Intersectionality and the implications of social-structural factors for sexual HIV risk among Black heterosexual men. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 14(1), 25-34. doi: 10.1037/a0028392. PMCID: 3591486.


Bowleg, L. (2013). “Once you’ve blended the cake, you can’t take the parts back to the main ingredients”: Black gay and bisexual men’s descriptions and experiences of intersectionality. Sex Roles, 68, 754-767. doi: 10.1007/s11199-012-0152-4


Bowleg, L. (2012). The problem with the phrase “women and minorities”: Intersectionality, an important theoretical framework for public health. American Journal of Public Health, 102(7), 1267-1273. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.300750. PMID: 22594719


Bowleg, L. (2008). When Black + Woman + Lesbian? ≠ Black Lesbian Woman: The methodological challenges of qualitative and quantitative intersectionality research. Sex Roles, 59(5-6), 312-325. doi: 10.1007/s11199-008-9400-z

Book Chapters


Bowleg, L. (2019). Epilogue: Intersectionality matters. In P.R. Grzanka (Ed.), Intersectionality: Foundations and frontiers (2nd ed., pp. 413-420). NY: Routledge.

Bowleg, L. (2018). The unnatural state of Black women's health in the U.S.: Intersectional and social-structural perspectives. In J. C. Chrisler & C. Golden (Eds.), Lectures on the psychology of women (5th ed., pp. 248-267). Long Grove, IL: Waveland.

Bowleg, L. (2017). Intersectionality: An underutilized but essential theoretical framework for social psychology. In B. Gough (Ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Social Psychology (pp. 507-529). UK: Palgrave Macmillan.