Areas of Expertise:
Constitutional law | civil rights | racism | discrimination | inequality | critical race theory
Kimberlé Crenshaw is a distinguished professor of law in the UCLA School of Law and an expert on race and the law, structural racism and discrimination based on race, gender and class. A renowned scholar on civil rights and constitutional law, Crenshaw is the executive director of the African American Policy Forum, an innovative think tank connecting academics, activists and policy-makers to dismantle structural inequality and engage new ideas and perspectives to transform public discourse and policy.
Crenshaw, who holds a joint appointment at Columbia Law School, was a founder and has been a leader in the intellectual movement called critical race theory.