Kimberlé Crenshaw, JD
Kimberlé Crenshaw, professor of law at the University of California, Los Angeles and Columbia Law School, is a leading authority on civil rights, black feminist legal theory, and race, and racism and the law. She is the founding coordinator of the Critical Race Theory Workshop and co-editor of the volume, Critical Race Theory: Key Documents That Shaped the Movement. Crenshaw’s groundbreaking work on “intersectionality” has traveled globally and was influential in the drafting of the equality clause in the South African Constitution. 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 a leading voice in calling for a gender-inclusive approach to racial justice interventions, having spearheaded the Why We Can’t Wait Campaign and co-authored Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced, and Underprotected, and Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women.