Emilia Roig

Speaker, Supporter

Dr. Emilia Zenzile Roig

Author, political scientist, and founder of the Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ).

Emilia Roig is a non-fiction author and a PhD holder in Political Science. Her much-discussed book “Why We Matter: Das Ende der Unterdrückung” was published in 2021, and her next book “Das Ende der Ehe: Für eine Revolution der Liebe” will be released in March 2023. She is a co-author of numerous books, including “Unlearn Patriarchy” (Ullstein, 2022), “Glückwunsch” (Hanser Berlin, 2023), and “Das Paradies ist Weiblich” (Kein & Aber, 2022). In 2017, she founded the Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ), a non-profit organization that advocates for justice, equality, and a life free from systemic oppression for all. Emilia Roig is dedicated to inspiring people to break free from systems of oppression and change collective consciousness.

She has taught courses on intersectionality theory, postcolonial studies, critical race theory, queer feminism, international and European law at universities in France, Germany, and the U.S.A., including the Hertie School in Berlin and DePaul University in Chicago. She holds a Master of Public Policy and an MBA in international law, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Humboldt University and Science Po in France. Prior to her Ph.D., she worked extensively on human rights issues with the UN in Tanzania and Uganda, with the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Cambodia, and with Amnesty International in Germany. She eventually decided to leave the field of development cooperation to focus on social justice in Europe.

In 2020, she was a jury member for the German Non-Fiction Prize, and in 2019, she was appointed an Ashoka Fellow. In 2021, she received the Edition F Award in the “Society” category, and in 2022, she was chosen as the “Most Influential Woman of the Year” at the Impact of Diversity Award.


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