New Press Author Kimberlé Crenshaw Honored by American Bar Foundation

Thursday, February 18, 2016

New Press author Kimberlé Crenshaw received the Outstanding Scholar Award from the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation at the Sixtieth Annual Fellows Awards Reception and Banquet in San Diego on February 6, 2016. The Outstanding Scholar Award is given annually by the Fellows of the ABF to a member of the academy who has engaged in outstanding scholarship in the law or in government.

Professor Crenshaw was a co-editor of Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed the Movement (The New Press, 1996). She is also the co-editor of the forthcoming The Race Track: How the Myth of Equal Opportunity Defeats Racial Justice and the author of the forthcoming On Intersectionality: Essential Writings, both of which will be published later in 2016 by The New Press. Professor Crenshaw is a leading expert on civil rights, Black feminist legal theory, and race and the law. She pioneered the intellectual movements known as critical race theory and intersectionality, and co-authored the reports “Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected” and “Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women.” Professor Crenshaw is currently distinguished professor of law at UCLA, a professor of law at Columbia Law School, and co-founder and executive director of the African American Policy Forum.