Award-Winning Legal Scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw Is Closing Plenary Keynote
Kimberlé Crenshaw is a widely influential authority on civil rights, race, law, and black feminist theory and a founder and leader in the Critical Race Theory intellectual movement. As co-founder of the African American Policy Forum think tank, Crenshaw helps facilitate research projects that inform and advance strategies for social inclusion. She was a William H. Hastie Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she earned the LL.M, and later clerked for Justice Shirley Abrahamson of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Twice elected Professor of the Year by UCLA Law graduating classes, Professor Crenshaw’s publications include the edited volume Critical Race Theory and articles in Harvard Law Review, National Black Law Journal, and Stanford Law Review. Crenshaw received the Fulbright Distinguished Chair for Latin America, the Alphonse Fletcher Fellowship, was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University in 2009, and was a Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy in 2010. Currently, Crenshaw is Director of the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies (CISPS) at Columbia Law School, which she founded in 2011.