Who we are


CIJ is located in Berlin and running projects all over Europe. Most team members are based in Berlin, but some of us work remotely.


Dr. Emilia Roig

Founder & Executive Director

Languages: French, English, German, Spanish

Emilia Roig founded the Center for Intersectional Justice in 2017 and has been setting up and running the organisation since its inception. Besides developing the strategic and financial plans of the organisation, she developed the entire organisational structure and built the network of associated experts.

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Fallon Cabral

Research Assistant

Languages: German, English, Spanish

Fallon Cabral has been working on ad-hoc projects with CIJ since June 2017. In her current research Fallon Tiffany Cabral brings together postcolonial and intersectional feminist approaches to analyse negotiations of racisms and experiences with everyday racism in families* and their normalizing impact on subjects. She is located in Berlin and works as seminar facilitator and lecturer in the fields of (institutional) Racism, BPOC Empowerment, (Post-)Colonialism, Migration and Gender mostly with students, social workers, teachers and pedagogues.
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Najwa Magot


Languages: English, French, German, Moroccan Arabic


Najwa Magot first interned with CIJ in the Summer and Fall of 2017 in Berlin. She worked extensively on the organisation of the inauguration conference. She continues to be involved in CIJ’s work as a volunteer and works mostly from Paris. Najwa is a student of political science working on challenging the assumption of an universal (homo)sexual subject that only considers a eurocentric, liberal and secular regime of visibility in Western postcolonial societies. Back in Paris, Najwa Magot is engaged in queer people of color’s issues and is involved in several groups addressing racism as well as queerphobia from an intersectional perspective.

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Ashly Dudel Solano

Communications Intern

Languages: English, Spanish, German, Indonesian

Ashly Dudel joined CIJ as an intern in January. She is a graduate student at Humboldt University of Berlin. Her thesis research focuses on nation branding and nation building in Mexico and India. Besides her studies she also works in communications at the Hertie School of Governance. Her interests lie primarily in identity politics, human rights, as well as immigration and education reform. She is an active member of MentorMe, a women’s mentoring/networking program and champions the advancement of women of color in the workplace.

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Gizem Adiyaman

Social Media Editor

Languages: German, English, Spanish, Turkish


Gizem Adiyaman is in charge of social media engagement at CIJ. She is an activist and a political educator, and is board member of #SchauHin, a self-organized collective of People of Color working against all forms of racism in German society. Together with 21 other feminists, she launched the intersectional #ausnahmslos campaign in the wake of the violent incidents of sexualized violence on New Year’s eve 2015 in Cologne. The campaign opposed the instrumentalization of feminism to incite racial hatred. In 2017 she started DJing and co-founded the queer-feminist Hip Hop party series and community space “Hoe__mies” that serves as a platform for female*, non-binary and transgender artists to fight marginalization within the Hip Hop scene. Gizem is currently writing her M.A. thesis on female* pioneers in the German Hip Hop scene in the Master Program Sociocultural Studies at the European University Viadrina. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the Free University of Berlin.