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A Conversation with Kimberlé Crenshaw


Kimberlé Crenshaw

Kimberlé Crenshaw is the co-founder and Executive Director of the African American Policy Forum, a gender and racial justice legal think tank, and the founder and Executive Director of the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School.

She is the Promise Institute Professor at UCLA Law School and the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor at Columbia Law School.

A leading authority on Civil Rights, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism and the law, Crenshaw is popularly known for her development of "intersectionality," "Critical Race Theory," and the #SayHerName campaign and was recently named the most cited woman legal scholar in law.

Crenshaw's work, which has been cited by courts around the world, was influential in the drafting of the Equality Clause of the South African Constitution, and she authored the background paper on gender and race discrimination for the World Conference on Racism. She has traveled widely advocating for race and gender justice around the world.


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