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2016 Moe Visiting Lecturer: Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw

April 22

Kimberlé Crenshaw, Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School, is a leading authority in the area of Civil Rights, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism and the law.  Her articles have appeared in the Harvard Law Review, National Black Law Journal, Stanford Law Review and Southern California Law Review. She is the founding coordinator of the Critical Race Theory Workshop and co-editor of the volume Critical Race Theory: Key Documents That Shaped the Movement. Crenshaw has lectured widely on race matters, addressing audiences across the country as well as in Europe, India, Africa and South America.  Crenshaw also writes for Ms. Magazine, the Nation and other print media, and has appeared as a regular commentator on "The Tavis Smiley Show,” NPR, and MSNBC.

Her groundbreaking work on "Intersectionality” has traveled globally and was influential in the drafting of the equality clause in the South African Constitution.  A specialist on race and gender equality, she has facilitated workshops for human rights activists in Brazil and in India, and for constitutional court judges in South Africa.

In 1996, she co-founded the African American Policy Forum to house a variety of projects designed to deliver research-based strategies to better advance social inclusion.  Among the Forum's projects are the Affirmative Action Research and Policy Consortium and the Multiracial Literacy and Leadership Initiative.  With the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, Crenshaw facilitates the Bellagio Project, an international network of scholars working in the field of social inclusion from five continents. Currently, she serves as Committee Chair for the U.S.-Brazil Joint Action Plan to Promote Racial and Ethnic Equality, an initiative of the U.S. State Department.


About the Moe Lecture

The Moe Visiting Lectureship is endowed by Robert and Karin Moe in honor of their daughter, Kris Burke Moe, class of 1984. Since its inaugural year in 2000, the Moe Lectureship has afforded Gustavus the opportunity to bring top feminist scholars and artists to campus from various fields including anthropology, film, cultural studies, biology, English, nursing, philosophy, history, theatre, and law.

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Upcoming events
Date Event
Apr 22 7:309 pm 2016 Moe Visiting Lecturer: Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw Hall
Past events
Date Event
Nov 20, 2015 45:30 pm GWSS Research Mixer Room B - Heritage Banquet Room
Nov 3, 2015 6:308 pm Rethinking Sexual Citizenship after the Demise of DOMA, a lecture by Dr. Jyl Josephson '82 101
Apr 30, 2015 8:309:30 pm Living Stateless: Documentary Screening and Conversation with Filmmaker Matt Fillmore 101
Mar 25, 2015 79 pm Cuba Today and Tomorrow Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Nov 4, 2014 79 pm "Punches N Ponytails" Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Pankaj Rishi Kumar Hall 101
Oct 22, 2014 79:30 pm Flower Workers' Lecture Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Mar 14, 2014 12:301:30 pm Revolution from Within: The Interiorization of Feminist Self-Help by Michaele Ferguson Main 05
Mar 10, 2014 78:30 pm "Performing Gender: Sometimes I do and Sometimes I don't" -- Moe Lecture in GWS by Chimamanda Adichie Hall

Moe Visiting Lecture in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

The Moe Visiting Lectureship was endowed by Robert and Karin Moe in honor of their daughter, Kris Burke Moe, class of 1984. This lectureship had become a signature event in the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies program at Gustavus. It has afforded us the opportunity to bring top feminist scholars from the fields of Biology, English, Nursing, Philosophy, History, and Theatre to Gustavus. It has been invaluable in attracting students from a number of different disciplines to our program.

2012 Jackson Katz Independent Filmmaker and Author
2010 Drucilla K. Barker University of California (Anthropology)
2008 Anne Fausto-Sterling Brown University (Biologist)
2006 Angela Davis University of California, Santa Cruz (Philosophy)
2004 Lourdes Portillo Independent Film Maker
2003 Verona Gordon University of Minnesota (Nursing)
2002 Jacqueline Royster The Ohio State University (English/Composition)
2001 Anita Gonzalez Conneticut College (Theatre)
2000 Margaret Simons University of South Illinois (Philosophy)