Kimberlé Crenshaw

Kimberlé Crenshaw is a professor at Columbia Law School and UCLA Law School. Her work focuses on racial and social justice and gender equality. Intersectionality and Critical Race Theory are academic disciplines that have emerged from her work. Crenshaw is also the Executive Director and Co Founder of the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School. She has been 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”. Crenshaw’s articles can be found in Ms.Magazine, Harvard Law Review, National Black Law Journal, Southern California Law Review and has appeared on MSNBC, NPR and “The Tavis Smiley Show”.
The American Bar Foundation named Crenshaw the 2016 Fellows Outstanding Scholar.

Kimberle Crenshaw
Kimberle Crenshaw

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 and Los Angeles

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Heard on NPR’s Morning Edition: The Promise of Diversity Is Yet To Be Fulfilled 

#NPRSource Featured: Tracey Meares on Obama Task Force on Policing

“Yale Law School professor Tracey Meares is a member of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing… Following events in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, the president established the task force with the goals of strengthening community policing and trust among law enforcement officers and the communities they serve while reducing crime.”


Patricia Williams: Law and Civil Rights

“The civil rights movement was…about a form of pressure that was civic; it wasn’t personal. And I do frequently hear the word ‘grievance’ used as though it only means whining or complaining.”

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Gabriela Rivera: Immigration Law and Immigrant Rights

Yale Public Interest Fellow with the ACLU of San Diego

  • Areas of Expertise: Constitutional and Administrative Law and Litigation, Particularly in the Areas of Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice; Police Practices; Criminal Justice; Economic Justice; Immigration Law; International Human Rights
  • Location: San Diego, CA

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Eboni K. Williams: Law and High-Profile Cases

Talk Radio Personality, Political Commentator/Strategist and Trial Attorney

  • Areas of Expertise: Gay Marriage, Supreme Court Cases, Affirmative Action, Immigration, Gun Violence, Elections, GOP/Minority Relations, Women’s Issues, High Profile Trials, Constitutional law
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA

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