Kimberlé Crenshaw

Civil Rights Advocate, Creator of Intersectionality Theory & Professor at the UCLA School of Law

  • 2021 Ruth Badger Ginsberg Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2016 Oustanding Scholar Award Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
  • 2015 No.1 Most Inspiring Feminist by MS Magazine
  • Former Fellow of the Center for Advanced Behavioural Studies in the Social Sciences at Stanford University
  • Named Professor of the Year at the UCLA School of Law

Discover Kimberlé Crenshaw’s biography of published work below.

On Intersectionality
On Intersectionality: Essential Writings
Critical Race Theory
Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed The Movement

Kimberlé Crenshaw is a renowned civil rights advocate, famed for the introduction and development of Intersectional Theory. A leading voice on social identities, structures of oppression and discrimination, Kimberlé is currently a Professor at the UCLA School of Law, specialising in race and gender issues. With a reputation as a preeminent authority on critical race theory, feminism and civil rights, Kimberlé is now highly sought after as a diversity & inclusion speaker for a range of public, corporate and educational speaking engagements on social matters in life and politics.

After graduating with a Juris Doctor Degree from Harvard Law School and a Master of Laws Degree from the University of Wisconsin, Kimberlé has forged a successful career in education and currently works as a Distinguished Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School. Outside of her work as a professor, Kimberlé has also founded Critical Race Theory and co-founded the African American Policy Forum, a think tank dedicated to the dismantling of structural inequality. Kimberlé has also been the founder and director of the Center for Intersectionality & Social Policy Studies, and introduced her concept of the Theory of Intersectionality in the 1980s.

Kimberlé is also a talented author, having written the titles On Intersectionality: Essential Writings and Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed The Movement. She has also contributed to several other titles, including Mapping The Margins, Words That Wound and Black Girls Matter to name but a few. She has also claimed countless awards for her passions, with her most recent being the 2021 Ruth Badger Ginsberg Lifetime Achievement Award. She has also claimed the 2017 Gittler Prize, 2016 Outstanding Scholar Award from Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, the 2015 No.1 Most Inspiring Female from Ms Magazine and Professor of the Year from UCLA School of Law in 1994 and 1991. Kimberlé has also been honoured as a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Behavioural Sciences in the Social Sciences at Stanford University and has been named on the Power 100 list by Ebony Magazine.

With astounding knowledge to her name, Kimberlé is now highly sought-after as a speaker for a range of events. Kimberlé has formerly spoken at the 2020 Makers Conference and the 2016 Women Of The World Festival, and was also invited to deliver the TED talk The Urgency Of Intersectionality. When booked as a world-class speaker, Kimberlé addresses racial injustice and gender inequality, also focussing on important subjects such as civil liberties, diversity, inclusion and of course intersectionality. If you are looking for a passionate speaker to address key aspects of diversity and inclusion, don’t hesitate in booking Kimberlé Crenshaw today.

Official Testimonials

Kimberlé Crenshaw is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“Absolutely and without a doubt, Kimberlé is in our top five best speakers to ever come to campus. We had over 550 people in the audience, with a telecast to our downtown campus with about 200 people at that location. She was so kind, generous with her time, shared their incredible wisdom and knowledge and, most importantly, offered everyone hope for what is next. During this very difficult time in our country, and on college campuses across the nation, we needed to hear Kim’s inspirational words to keep us all moving forward in our collective work towards equality and justice. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

Grand Valley State University

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