May 23, 2016 – Distinguished Professor of Law Kimberlé Crenshaw will receive an honorary doctorate degree from City University of New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice on June 1, 2016. Professor Crenshaw, a leader in the intellectual movement known as Critical Race Theory whose primary scholarly interests center on race and the law, will be honored for her commitment to the cause of justice.
Internationally recognized for her work in civil rights law as well as critical race theory, Professor Crenshaw is cofounder of the African American Policy Forum (AAPF), a nonprofit think tank that builds bridges between scholarly research and public discourse by addressing inequality, discrimination and injustice.
Professor Crenshaw’s contribution to legal scholarship has changed the landscape of law school curriculum for the better. For the past 20 years her contributions to the field have shaped debates, research, and policies that challenge structural inequality, domination and oppression.