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Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies

Director: Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw

Jerome Greene

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Established in 2011, the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School will serve as a global focal point for the development, articulation, and application of intersectionality as both a theoretical framework and a cogent practice in law, human rights, and social justice advocacy. The first such center of its kind, its research projects and initiatives will bring together scholars and practitioners from law, sociology, feminist and gender studies, human rights, social justice, and other fields to explore the relationship of intersectionality to their work, to shape more effective remedies, and to promote greater collaboration between and across social movements.


The Center hosts research networks in five topical areas: Labor, Work and Economy; Violence and Exploitation; Education; International Law and Policy; and Health, Disabilities, and Health Disparities, for scholars across disciplines and institutions interested in dialogue, joint publication and analytical efforts, and development of grant-funded research proposals and agendas. In addition, the Center is developing a “Methods Core” to facilitate networking and dialogue between scholars from various fields interested in developing and refining methodological tools within the field of intersectionality scholarship and policy advocacy.


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