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Each fall, 18 first-year students from the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and the Pratt School of Engineering are selected to become the newest members of Duke University's Alice M. Baldwin Scholars women's leadership program.

This prestigious group was created in 2004 to inspire and support undergraduate students to become engaged, confident and connected leaders in the Duke community and beyond.

As a Scholar, you'll network with distinguished faculty, connect with other female-identified students, intern in the field of your choice, and study in intimate seminars. This rigorous, four-year program will sharpen your thinking, raise your self-awareness and empower you to influence Duke's culture.

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A Conversation with Kimberlé Crenshaw

March 24, 2024

Kimberlé Crenshaw is the co-founder and Executive Director of the African American Policy Forum, a gender and racial justice legal think tank, and the founder and Executive Director of the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School.
She is the Promise Institute Professor at UCLA Law School and the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor at Columbia Law School.

A leading authority on Civil Rights, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism and the law, Crenshaw is popularly known for her development of “intersectionality,” “Critical Race Theory,” and the #SayHerName campaign and was recently named the most cited woman legal scholar in law.
Crenshaw's work, which has been cited by courts around the world, was influential in the drafting of the Equality Clause of the South African Constitution, and she authored the background paper on gender and race discrimination for the World Conference on Racism.  She has traveled widely advocating for race and gender justice around the world.

This event, part of the annual Jean Fox O'Barr Distinguished Speaker Series, was co-sponsored by the Muglia Family Foundation, QuadEx, the Women's Center, the Center for Multicultural Affairs, the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture, African and African American Studies, Student Involvement and Leadership, and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies.