Dr. Emilia Roig

Author | Founder | Executive Director / Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ)

Dr. Emilia Roig (she/her) is the founder and executive director of the Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ) and author of the book "WHY WE MATTER. The End of Oppression." She is a lecturer in the Social Justice Study Abroad Program at DePaul University of Chicago and teaches on Intersectionality Theory, Postcolonial Studies, Critical Racism Theory, and international and European Law.
From 2007 to 2010, she worked extensively on human rights issues at the International Labor Organization (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 in International Law. She is a Jury member of the 2020 German Non-Fiction Prize and was on the jury of the 25th Edition F Women's Award in 2019, and was named a 2020 Ashoka Fellow.