Operationalizing Intersectionality in the Academy


Apr. 19, 2018, 2pm to 4pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Philip J. Cohen Theatre
Kimberlé Crenshaw


The Intersection is so pleased to welcome UCLA Law Professor, Kimberlé Crenshaw to UNLV! Dr. Crenshaw comes as our special guest to commemorate our one-year anniversary. Our name - The Intersection - comes from the term “intersectionality” coined by Professor Crenshaw in 1989.

Dr. Crenshaw, a leading scholar of critical race theory, is best known for the introduction and development of intersectional theory - the theory of "how overlapping or intersecting social identities, particularly minority identities, relate to systems and structures of oppression, domination, or discrimination."

Crenshaw's visit includes discussion with Boyd School Law faculty and staff, a meet and greet in The Intersection, and a presentation on operationalizing intersectionality in academia.

Contact us at Intersection@unlv.edu with any questions or concerns. 

Admission Information

This event is free and open to current students, faculty and staff. Please RSVP.

Contact Information

The Intersection
Cynthia Chavez

External Sponsor

Event Sponsors: The Intersection: Academic Multicultural Resource Center, UNLV Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, UNLV College of Liberal Arts, UNLV Chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV Women's Council, Women's Research Institute of Nevada, UNLV Office of Diversity Initiatives, UNLV Graduate & Professional Student Association, UNLV Student Affairs.