Serena Tolino was invited to give a presentation on May 27, 2023 with the title «Intersectionality Matters: New Perspectives on the Study of Islamic Legal Sources» at the Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law, a series of lectures taking place regularly on Thursdays afternoon at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg. The series is hosted by the Research Group on the Law of Islamic Countries, head by Nadjma Yassari. The talk was introduced and moderated by Shéhérazade Elyazidi.
In her presentation, TraSIS PI reflected on the use of intersectionality as a methodological and theoretical framework of analysis in the project and presented the analytical matrix developed by the team members. This matrix looks at how different axes (for now gender, race, class and religion) played a role in the way jurists understood the relation between an enlaved person and their work, an enslaved person and their owner, and an enslaved person and their household, presenting also earlier results from the sub-project on the umm al-walad. The talk was well received and the intellectual exchange with a very engaged public offered feedbacks and food for thought that will be further reflected upon in the following phases of the project.