Intersecting Identities in Historical and Contemporary Contexts


Stanford Graduate School of Education




This workshop will equip teachers to tackle the complexities of overlapping social positions and identities by taking a broader, global and historical look beyond our present day, US context. Teachers will be prepared to address issues of social justice and equality by examining, for example, dynamics of gender and sexuality across a variety of religious contexts or comparative histories of race and class. The pedagogical focus for this session will be the Structured Academic Controversy (SAC). Teachers will develop expertise on leading difficult conversations with primary sources. The SAC is an effective discussion tool for elementary, secondary, and college-level teaching.

Through this course, participants will:

  • Deepen their content knowledge of significant historical issues in different national, regional and global contexts. 
  • Learn to complicate prevalent historical narratives by including marginalized perspectives and experiences in curriculum development and classroom instruction.
  • Learn research-based strategies to engage students in authentic historical analysis.
  • Learn to integrate primary historical sources, structured academic discussion and assessment of student thinking in their classrooms.


Speakers include:

Madihah Akhter

Doctoral Candidate, Department of History

Redefining Global: South Asians in the US, 1860s - Present


Cristina Rivera Garza, PhD

Visiting Professor, Iberian and Latin American Cultures

Gender and Belonging in Contemporary Lantinx and Latin American Poetry


Nicholas Opiyo

Practitioner in Residence, Center for African Studies

Religion, Culture, Politics and Sexuality: The Contemporary Issues in Uganda


Aziza Shanazarova

Lecturer, Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies

Women and Islam


This course is not affiliated with the Stanford History Education Group.



$199 per person for this 3-day workshop

This workshop is part of the Global Issues, Local Impacts series, which is comprised of three, 3-day workshops.  To enroll in all three workshops for $500 or learn more about the series, please see the Global Issues, Local Impacts page.

Please note this course is offered at a reduced fee thanks to support from the US Department of Education’s Title VI and the Stanford Global Studies Division.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

By completing this course, you’ll earn 2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). CEUs cannot be applied toward any Stanford degree. CEU transferability is subject to the receiving institution’s policies.

Participation in all three workshops equates to approximately 60 hours of professional development and districts may award 6 CEUs for individuals who complete the entire three-workshop series and receive a record of completion.

Record of Completion

When you complete each course, you’ll receive an email with a link to download your Record of Completion. This email will be sent to the address you provide in your mystanfordconnection within 3 business days of course completion.

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