Emilia Roig (she/they) is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ), a non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing justice and equality for all. She was Faculty member of the Social Justice Study Abroad Program of DePaul University of Chicago from 2015 to 2020 and has taught graduate and post-graduate courses on Intersectionality Theory, Postcolonial Studies, Critical Race Theory, Queer Feminism and International and European Law at the Free University of Berlin, the Humboldt University of Berlin and Jean Moulin University in Lyon. She holds a PhD in political science from Humboldt University and Sciences Po Lyon, a Master of Public Policy from the Hertie School and an MBA in international law from Jean Moulin University. Prior to her PhD, she worked extensively on human rights issues at the International Labor Organisation (ILO) in Tanzania and Uganda, at the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Cambodia, and at Amnesty International in Germany. She regularly holds keynotes, talks and interviews at major conferences and events, was jury member of the German Non-Fiction Book Prize 2020 and was nominated Ashoka Fellow in 2020. Her bestselling book "WHY WE MATTER. Das Ende der Unterdrückung." received numerous nominations and distinctions.
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