Anita Hill

Attorney and academic. Professor of social policy, law and women's studies at Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy and Management

A compelling voice on issues of race, gender, and workplace discrimination in America, Anita Hill is university professor of social policy, law, and women’s studies at Brandeis. As a young lawyer in 1991, she was propelled into the national spotlight with her courageous testimony during the Senate Judiciary hearings on Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas—testimony that helped spur groundbreaking court decisions and major shifts in corporate policies about sexual harassment in the workplace. In her candid and insightful autobiography, Speaking Truth to Power, Hill reflects on these events and on the personal toll taken by her public ordeal. Her latest book, Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home, follows up with clear-eyed strategies for creating a fully inclusive society in post-recession America. Hill is former chair of the Human Rights Law Committee of the International Bar Association, and currently serves on the Board of Governors of Tufts Medical Center, as well as the Board of Directors of the National Women’s Law Center and the Boston Area Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights.