January 20, 2016 by sourceoftheweek
Kimberlé Crenshaw is a professor at Columbia Law School and UCLA Law School. Her work focuses on gender equality, race, social and racial justice, affirmative action, violence against women as well as structural racial inequality. She has also been an influential voice in racial justice campaigns such as “Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women” and “Black Girls Matter.”
Crenshaw co-founded the African American Policy Forum to house a variety of projects designed to deliver research-based strategies to better advance social inclusion. She has also served as a member of the National Science Foundation’s committee to research violence against women and has consulted with leading foundations, social justice organizations and corporations to advance their race and gender equity initiatives. The American Bar Foundation named Crenshaw the 2016 Fellows Outstanding Scholar.