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Emilia Roig


Dr. Emilia Roig is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ), a Berlin-based organization combatting intersecting forms of inequality and discrimination in Europe. She is a faculty member of the Social Justice Study Abroad Program of DePaul University of Chicago and has taught graduate and post-graduate courses on Intersectionality Theory, Postcolonial Studies, Critical Race Theory, and International and European Law. From 2007 to 2010, she worked extensively on Human Rights issues at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Tanzania and Uganda, at the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Cambodia, and at Amnesty International in Germany. She holds a PhD in political science, a Master of Public Policy, and an MBA from the Humboldt University of Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, and Jean Moulin University of Lyon. She is Jury member of the German Non-Fiction Book Prize 2020 and was also in the Jury of the 25 Women Award of Edition F in 2019. She was appointed as external expert at the European Commission in 2019.


Updated May 2020