March 24, 2015 -- Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw has been named among the Top 25 Women in Higher Education by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. She is featured in the magazine’s March 12 edition, which pays tribute to a diverse group of women who have made significant contributions in higher education in honor of Women’s History Month.
Professor Crenshaw, who joined the UCLA Law faculty in 1986, teaches Civil Rights and other courses in critical race studies and constitutional law. Her primary scholarly interests center on race and the law, and she was a founder and has been a leader in the intellectual movement called Critical Race Theory. She was elected Professor of the Year by the 1991 and 1994 graduating classes. She now splits her time each year between UCLA Law and the Columbia School of Law.
Professor Crenshaw’s publications include Critical Race Theory (edited by Crenshaw, et al., 1995) and Words that Wound: Critical Race Theory, Assaultive Speech and the First Amendment (with Matsuda, et al., 1993). In 2007, Professor Crenshaw was awarded the Fulbright Chair for Latin America in Brazil. In 2008, she was awarded an Alphonse Fletcher, Sr. Fellowship, and she joined the selective group of scholars awarded with an in-residence fellowship at the Center of Advanced Behavioral Studies at Stanford University.