Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw Wins Two Fellowships

Winter 2009

Columbia Law School Professor Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw was recently awarded two fellowships, both of which she will use to explore racial equity in American society.

Crenshaw was honored in December with the prestigious Fletcher Fellowship. With the support of that award, she hopes to challenge popular attitudes about race through a project titled “Shattering the Colorblind Ruse: Recapturing the Legacy of Brown.” Crenshaw was also awarded a fellowship from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University. The CASBS fellowship, awarded to approximately 45 scholars each year, will allow Crenshaw to work with colleagues from various disciplines to build common sense understandings about the role race continues to play in the United States.