Dr. Emilia Roig

Author, Political Scientist Center for Intersectional Justice

Emilia Roig is a nonfiction author and political scientist.
Her bestselling book "Why We Matter. The End of Oppression" was published in 2021 and her second book "The End of Marriage. For a Revolution of Love" was released in March 2023. She is co-author of numerous books, including Unlearn Patriarchy (Ullstein, 2022), Glückwunsch (Hanser Berlin, 2023), and Das Paradies ist weiblich (Kein & Aber, 2022).
She is the Founder of the Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ), a nonprofit organization that advocates for justice, equality, and lives free from systemic oppression for all. Emilia Roig is dedicated to inspiring people to divest from systems of oppression and to shift collective consciousness.
She has taught at universities in France, Germany, and the U.S. on intersectionality theory, postcolonial studies, critical race theory, queer feminism, and international and European law, including at the Hertie School in Berlin and DePaul University of Chicago. After earning a Master of Public Policy and an MBA in International Law, she completed her PhD in Political Science at Humboldt University and Science Po in France. Prior to her PhD, she worked extensively on human rights issues at the UN in Tanzania and Uganda, at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Cambodia, and at Amnesty International in Germany - and then decided to leave the field of international development to focus on social justice in Europe.
She was a jury member of the German Nonfiction Prize in 2020, was appointed Ashoka Fellow in 2019, and received the Edition F Award in 2021. She was elected "Most Influential Woman of the Year" in the Impact of Diversity Award in 2022.