Kimberlé Crenshaw teaches at Columbia Law School and UCLA Law School. Her work focuses on racial and social justice and gender equality. Crenshaw is also the Executive Director and Co Founder of the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School.
She is also one of the pioneers of Intersectionality and Critical Race Theory, and was instrumental in international organizational events such as the United Nations’ World Conference on Racism and the conference for Expert Group on Gender and Race Discrimination. 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”. She has written for multiple journals and law reviews, including Harvard Law Review, National Black Law Journal, Southern California and Law Review. She has also appeared on MSNBC, NPR and “The Travis Smiley Show”.
Professor of Law at Columbia and UCLA
Areas of Expertise: Gender Equality, Race, Social and Racial Justice, Affirmative Action, Violence Against Women, Structural Racial Inequality
Location: New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA
Heard on NPR’s Morning Edition: The Promise of Diversity Is Yet To Be Fulfilled
Added January 2016
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