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.
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
Sarah Deer: Tribal Law, Domestic Assault and Sexual Violence, Victim Rights, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
“…right now the tribal government, which would be the closest government to where the crime occurs, cannot take action if the perpetrator is not a Native American. So, in those situations a victim would be relying on the federal government to respond to that crime and then follow through with prosecution."
Janine Parry: Polling, Public Opinion, and Women and Politics
“I can say from 15 years of polling and 10,000 interviews that Arkansans are, in some ways, a little slower to adopt things, changes that are coming around the nation. So I think, you know, 10, 15 years from now, we might be having the conversations that other cities and states are having now.”
“When you talk about the history of the Republican Party, when you talk about the fact that Lincoln and Republicans from before slavery through to 1964 and beyond with President Nixon, Republicans are the ones who fought for civil rights, who fought for opportunities for blacks.”