„Reach Everyone on the Planet…“: Kimberlé Crenshaw and Intersectionality

Thirty years ago, the American lawyer Kimberlé Crenshaw developed the concept of intersectionality. She criticized the US anti-discrimination law. Meanwhile, intersectionality is a theoretical and political concept of justice, through which interwoven systems of rule such as racism, capitalism and patriarchy as well as their various forms of discrimination become clear.

With the publication, "Reach Everyone on the Planet ...," the Gunda Werner Institute and the Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ) wants to honor Kimberlé Crenshaw and to illustrate the importance of the intersectional approach through a variety of contributions.

With this book, the Gunda Werner Institute for Feminism and Gender Democracy in the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ) continues a series of honors from feminist thinkers and activists.

“If we can’t see a problem, we can’t fix the problem.” Kimberlé Crenshaw




Product details
Date of Publication
April 2019
Gunda Werner Institute in the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Center for Intersectional Justice (CJI)
Number of Pages
104 Seiten
Language of publication
978-3-86928-199-5 / https://doi.org/10.25530/03552.11
Table of contents
  • Welcome
  • Introduction and foreword
  • Why intersectionality can’t wait
    By Kimberlé Crenshaw
  • Intersectionality is a concept that has never been a concept in my life
    By Mîran Newroz Çelik
  • Kimberlé Crenshaw’s influence on my thinking with regard to transformative justice
    By Maisha-Maureen Auma
  • Ableism and intersectionalit
    By Elena Chamorro
  • Intersectionality—a weighty concept with history
    By Sabine Hark
  • Racial capitalism: hierarchies of belonging
    By Fatima El-Tayeb
  • Imagining community: Kimberlé Crenshaw  and queer/trans of color politics
    By Jin Haritaworn
  • Where are the Black female professors in Europe?
    By Iyiola Solanke
  • A flight of butterflies
    By Emilia Roig
  • A reflection: on migration, difference and living a feminist life
    By Clementine Ewokolo Burnley
  • Kimberlé Crenshaw at the German Federal Constitutional Court: religion at the crossroads  between race and gender
    By Nahed Samour
  • What’s in a word?
    By Amandine Gay
  • Kimberlé Crenshaw’s influence on my pedagogical action
    By Katja Kinder
  • Can we get a witness?
    By Julia Phillips
  • The German make-a-wish discourse
    By Dania Thaler
  • When Kimberlé Crenshaw came to Paris…
    By Christelle Gomis
  • The trouble with the female universalists
    By Rokhaya Diallo
  • Language matters
    By Sharon Dodua Otoo
  • Reading antidiscrimination law with Crenshaw, but without Rasse?
    By Cengiz Barskanmaz
  • Political intersectionality as a healing proposal
    By Peggy Piesche
  • Authors