Kimberlé Crenshaw, Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School, is a leading authority in the area of Civil Rights, Black feminist legal theory, racism and the law. Her groundbreaking work on “Intersectionality” has traveled globally and was influential in the drafting of the equality clause in the South African Constitution.
In 1996, she co-founded the African American Policy Forum, an innovative think tank that promotes frameworks and strategies that address a vision of racial justice that embraces the intersections of race, gender, class, and the array of barriers that disempower those who are marginalized in society.
Currently, Crenshaw is Director of the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School, which she founded in 2011.
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