Dr Emilia Roig is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ), a Berlin-based organization advancing justice, equality, and a life free of systemic oppression for all. She has taught - and teaches - graduate and post-graduate courses on Intersectionality Theory, Postcolonial Studies, Critical Race Theory and International and European Law. She has worked extensively on Human Rights issues at the UN in Tanzania and Uganda, at the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Cambodia, and at Amnesty International in Germany. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science, a Master of Public Policy and an MBA. She is Jury member of the German Non-Fiction Book Prize 2020 and was also in the Jury of the 25 Women Award of Edition F in 2019.
She was appointed as external expert to the European Commission in 2019.