The Center for Intersectional Justice was founded by Emilia Roig in 2017. The organisation is run by Emilia Roig and presided by Prof. Kimberlé Crenshaw (based in the U.S.).
Dr. Emilia Roig
Founder and Executive Director
Emilia Roig holds a PhD in Political Science from the Humboldt University of Berlin and Sciences Po Lyon and obtained her Master of Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance and her Master of Business Administration from Jean Moulin University in Lyon. Her doctoral dissertation analysed the processes of intersectional discrimination in the French and German labor markets for care and household services. Prior to founding the Center for Intersectional Justice, she was Project Director at the German Federation of Migrant Women’s Organisations (DaMigra). From 2011 to 2015, she taught Intersectionality Theory, Postcolonial Studies and Critical Race Theory at the Humboldt University and the Free University of Berlin, and International and European Law at Jean Moulin University in Lyon. She is also faculty member in the Social Justice Study Abroad Program of DePaul University of Chicago since 2015. From 2007 to 2011, she worked extensively on Human Rights issues at Amnesty International in Germany, at the International Labour Organisation in Tanzania and Uganda, and at the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Cambodia.
Prof. Kimberlé Crenshaw
Kimberlé Crenshaw, distinguished Professor of Law at UCLA and Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, is a leading authority on Civil Rights, Black Feminist legal theory, and race, racism and the law. Crenshaw’s groundbreaking work has been foundational in two fields of study that have come to be known by terms that she coined – critical race theory and intersectionality. A specialist on race and gender equality, she has facilitated workshops for human rights activists in Brazil and India, and for constitutional court judges in South Africa. Her work on intersectionality has been globally recognized and was influential in the drafting of the equality clause in the South African Constitution. Crenshaw also authored the background paper on gender and racial discrimination for the United Nations’ World Conference on Racism (WCAR), served as rapporteur for the conference’s Expert Group on Gender and Race Discrimination, and coordinated non-governmental organisations’ efforts to ensure the inclusion of gender in the WCAR conference declaration. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of AAPF and the founder and Executive Director of the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School.