Tanya Katerí Hernández
Fordham University School of Law: Center on Race, Law & Justice
Archibald R. Murray Professor of Law
Associate Director & Head of Global and Comparative Law Programs and Initiatives
Areas of Interest
Anti-Discrimination/ Equality Law, Implicit Bias, Comparative Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Critical Race Theory, Ethnic Studies, Latino Studies, Latin American Studies, Comparative Inheritance Law, and Trusts Wills & Estates.
Professor Hernández is an internationally recognized comparative race law expert and Fulbright Scholar who has visited at the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, in Paris and the University of the West Indies Law School, in Trinidad. She has previously served as a Law and Public Policy Affairs Fellow at Princeton University, a Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University; a Faculty Fellow at the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, and as a Scholar in Residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Professor Hernández is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the American Law Institute, and the Academia Puertorriqueña de Jurisprudencia y Legislación. Hispanic Business Magazine selected her as one of its annual 100 Most Influential Hispanics. Professor Hernández serves on the editorial boards of the Revista Brasileira de Direito e Justiça/Brazilian Journal of Law and Justice, and the Latino Studies Journal published by Palgrave-Macmillian Press.
Professor Hernández’s scholarly interest is in the study of comparative race relations and anti-discrimination law, and her work in that area has been published in numerous university law reviews like Cornell, Harvard, N.Y.U., U.C. Berkeley, Yale and in news outlets like the New York Times, among other publications including her books Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law and the New Civil Rights Response (including Spanish and Portuguese translation editions), Brill Research Perspectives in Comparative Law: Racial Discrimination, and Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination. Her most recent book from Beacon Press is Racial Innocence: Unmasking Latino Anti-Black Bias and The Struggle for Equality https://racialinnocence.wordpress.com/.
TANYA KATERÍ HERNÁNDEZ
Fordham University School of Law
Archibald R. Murray Professor of Law
150 West 62nd Street
New York, New York 10023
YALE LAW SCHOOL, J.D.
Yale Law Journal, Note Topics Editor
Northeast Black Law Students' Association Moot Court, Chair
BROWN UNIVERSITY, A.B., Sociology
UNIVERSITY OF BAHIA in Brazil, study-abroad program
Anti-Discrimination Scholarly Publications:
Racial Innocence: Unmasking Latino Anti-Black Bias and the Struggle for Equality (Beacon Press, 2022).
Comparative Discrimination Law: Racial Discrimination (Brill 2019).
Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination (NYU Press, 2018) https://multiracialsandcivilrights.wordpress.com/.
Subordinação racial no Brasil e na América Latina: o papel do Estado, o Direito Costumeiro e a Nova Resposta dos Direitos Civis (Salvador: Editora UFBA 2017) (Federal University of Bahia Press) Direct link to book here/Leia a obra completa aqui: http://bit.ly/2odC65o
La subordinación racial en Latinoamérica: El papel del Estado, el derecho consuetudinario y la nueva respuesta de los derechos civiles (Siglo del Hombre Editores, Ediciones Uniandes, Colección Nuevo Pensamiento Jurídico, Bogotá Colombia, 2013) (https://libreriasiglo.com/ciencias-juridicas/12329-subordinacion-racial-en-latinoamerica-la.html).
Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law and the New Civil Rights Response (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2013) (https://sites.google.com/site/racisminlatamerica/)
"El Derecho a la Igualdad y a la No Discriminación" in "Afrodescendientes e Inclusión Social: Más Equidad, Más Derechos" (forthcoming from the Organization of American States).
"Afro-Latin American Legal Studies," in Routledge Handbook of Afro-Latin American Studies, eds. Bernd Reiter & John Anton Sanchez, (Routledge, 2023) pp 100-109.
"Race, Gender, Class and Public Policies in Latin America and Andean Countries," (co-authored with Gladys Mitchell-Walthour & Mariela Noles Cotito) in The Routledge Handbook of Urban Studies in Latin America and the Caribbean, eds. Jesus M. Gonzalez-Perez, Clara Irazabal & Ruben C. Lois-Gonzalez (Routledge, 2023) pp 561-578.
"Race Discrimination," in Oxford Handbook of Constitutional Law in Latin America, eds. Roberto Gargarella, Conrado Hubner Mendes & Sebatian Guidi (Oxford University Press, 2022) pp 734-743.
"Latino AntiBlack Bias and the Census Categorization of Latinos: Race, Ethnicity, or Other?," in Antiblackness eds. Moon-Kie Jung & Joao H. Costa Vargas (Duke Univ. Press, 2021) pp 283-296.
"Race and The Law in Latin America," in Comparative Racial Politics in Latin America, eds. Kwame Dixon & Ollie A. Johnson, III (Routledge, 2019) pp 271-87.
"Law and Race in Latin America," in Routledge Handbook of Law and Society in Latin America, eds. Tatiana Alfonso, Karina Ansolabehere, and Rachel Sieder (Routledge, 2019) pp 126-137.
"The limits of U.S. racial equality with a Latin American constitutional 'right to work' - a thought experiment," in Constitutionalism in the Americas, eds. Colin Crawford and Daniel Bonilla Maldonado (Edward Elgar pub 2018) pp 258-286.
"Michael Olivas, the Critical Race Theory Lat-Crit Activist Scholar," in Law professor and accidental historian : the scholarship of Michael A. Olivas, 235-242. edited by Ediberto Roman (Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 2017)
"Afro-Latinos" in Keywords for Latina/o Studies, 7-8 ed. Deborah R. Vargas, Nancy Raquel Mirabal, and Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes (NYU Press 2017)
"Latino - Black Inter-Ethnic Conflict: Segregated Together with "Fair" Housing," in Minority Relations: Intergroup Conflict and Cooperation, 219-49 eds. Greg Robinson & Robert S. Chang (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2016).
"Multiracial in the Workplace: A New Kind of Discrimination?" In Gender, Race and Ethnicity, in the Workplace: Emerging Issues and Enduring Challenges, 3-25 ed. Margaret Foegen Karsten (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2016)
"Making Implicit Bias Research Relevant in Employment Discrimination Cases," in volume Title VII of the Civil Rights Act After 50 Years: Proceedings of the New York University 67th Annual Conference on Labor, 247-272 (LexisNexis Matthew Bender, 2015).
Defending Affirmative Action: An International Legal Response, in vol. 29 Civil Rights Litigation and Attorney Fees Annual Handbook (eds. Steven Saltzman & Cheryl I. Harris 2013).
Afro-Latin@s and the Latino Workplace, in The Afro-Latin@ Reader: History and Culture in the United States 520-526 (2010 Duke Univ. Press book chapter, Juan Flores & Miriam Jimenez Roman, eds.).
"What Not to Wear" -- Race and Unwelcomeness in Sexual Harassment Law: The Story of Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson, in Women and the Law Stories 277-306 (2010 Foundation Press book chapter, Elizabeth Schneider & Stephanie Wildman eds.).
European Multiculturalism as Compared to Diversity in the United States: A View from the Employment Discrimination Context, in Multiculturalisms: Different Meanings and Perspectives of Multiculturalism in a Global World (2009 Stampfli Press, Barbara Pozzo, ed.).
The Intersectionality of Lived Experience and Anti-Discrimination Empirical Research, in Handbook of Employment Discrimination Research: Rights and Realities 325-335 (Laura Beth Nielsen & Robert L. Nelson eds., 2005 American Bar Foundation & Kluwer Academic Publishing).
Sex in the [Foreign] City: Commodification and the Female Sex Tourist, in Rethinking Commodification: Cases and Readings in Law and Culture 222-242 (Joan Williams & Martha Ertman eds., NYU Press 2005).
The Racism of Sexual Harassment, in Directions in Sexual Harassment Law 479-95 (Catharine MacKinnon & Reva Siegel eds., 2004 Yale Univ. Press).
The Buena Vista Social Club: The Racial Politics of Nostalgia, in Latina/o Popular Culture 61-72 (N.Y.U. Press 2002).
Revitlizando o Significado da Diversidade Por Justiça Racial Na Educação, (Revitalizing the Meaning of Diversity for Racial Justice in Education) 31 Rev. Fac. Educ. 23 (2019).
Latin American Racial Equality Law as Criminal Law, 14 Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies Journal, 348 (2019).
Symposium Remarks, "Advocacy in Ideas: Legal Education and Social Movements," 36.1 Columbia Journal of Gender and Law 40- 60 (2018).
Racially-Mixed Personal Identity Equality, 15 Law, Culture and the Humanities 1-11 (2017) http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1743872117699894.
Envisioning the United States in the Latin American myth of ‘racial democracy mestizaje,’ 11(2) Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies (2016) 189-205 http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/TaBy7SYJShc8jCfnhxUd/full
Colorism and the Law in Latin America -Global Perspectives on Colorism Conference Remarks, 14 Wash. U. Global Stud. L. Rev. 683-693 (2015).
One Path for 'Post-Racial' Employment Discrimination Cases -- The Implicit Association Test Research as Social Framework Evidence, 32 Journal of Law & Inequality 307-44 (2014) http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2327133.
Sotomayor’s Supreme Court Race Jurisprudence: “Fidelity to the Law,” Yale L.J. Forum (Mar. 24, 2014), http://yalelawjournal.org/forum/sotomayors-supreme-court-race-jurisprudence.
The Value of Intersectional Comparative Analysis to the ‘Post-Racial’ Future of Critical Race Theory: A Brazil – U.S. Comparative Case Study, 43 Ct. L. Rev. 1407-1437 (2011) available at http://uconn.lawreviewnetwork.com/files/documents/Hernandez.pdf.
HATE SPEECH AND THE LANGUAGE OF RACISM IN LATIN AMERICA: A LENS FOR RECONSIDERING GLOBAL HATE SPEECH RESTRICTIONS AND LEGISLATION MODELS, 32 U. Penn. J. Int'l Law 805-841 (2011) (http://scholarship.law.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1103&context=jil).
Employment Discrimination in the Ethnically Diverse Workplace, Judges J., vol. 49, no. 4, Fall 2010, at 33.
Latinos at Work: When Color Discrimination Involves More Than Color, in Shades of Difference: Why Skin Color Matters 236-244 (2009 Stanford Univ. Press book chapter, Evelyn Nakano Glenn, ed.) available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1646946.
Latino Inter-Ethnic Employment Discrimination and the “Diversity” Defense, 42 Harvard Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review 259-316 (2007) (lead article of issue 2) (available at http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/crcl/vol42_2/CRCL422.pdf).
Latino Anti-Black Violence in Los Angeles: Not “Made in the USA,” 13 Harvard Journal African American Public Policy 37-40 (2007).
A Critical Race Feminism Empirical Research Project: Sexual Harassment & The Internal Complaints Black Box, 39 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1235-1303 (2006). Available online at: http://lawreview.law.ucdavis.edu/issues/Vol39/vol39_no3.html.
To Be Brown in Brazil: Education & Segregation Latin American Style, 29 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 683-717 (2004-05). Available online at: http://www.law.nyu.edu/journals/reviewoflawandsocialchange/issues/ECM_PRO_065694.
Afro-Mexicans and the Chicano Movement: The Unknown Story – A Review of Ian F. Haney Lopez’s “Racism on Trial: The Chicano Fight for Justice,” 92 Cal. L. Rev. 1537-1551 (2004). Available online at: http://www.jstor.org/pss/3481424.
A Comparative Assessment of Racial Harassment in the Americas, 8 Employee Rights & Employment Policy Journal 169-179 (2004). Availabe online at: http://www.kentlaw.edu/ilw/erepj/abstract/v8n1/yamadaabstract.html
Comparative Judging of Civil Rights: A Transnational Critical Race Theory Approach, 63 La. L. Rev. 875-886 (2003).
“Too Black to Be Latino/a:” Blackness and Blacks as Foreigners in Latino Studies, 1 Latino Studies 152-159 (2003). Available online at: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/lst/journal/v1/n1/index.html.
Multiracial Matrix: The Role of Race Ideology in the Enforcement of Anti-Discrimination Laws, a United States – Latin America Comparison, 87 Cornell Law Review 1093-1176 (2002) (lead article of issue 5). Available online at: http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/research/cornell-law-review/Volume-87-Number-5.cfm.
Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. as the Model of Scholarly Activism: The Lens of Racial History and Comparative Race Relations For Illuminating the Path to Racial Equality, 20 Yale Law & Policy Review 331-339 (2002).
Sexual Harassment and Racial Disparity: The Mutual Construction of Race and Gender, 4 U. Iowa J. of Gender, Race & Justice 183-224 (2001) (reprinted in Katharine T. Bartlett, Angela P. Harris, Deborah L. Rhode, Gender and Law: Theory, Doctrine, Commentary 1205 (3d edition 2002).
An Exploration of the Efficacy of Class-Based Approaches to Racial Justice: The Cuban Context, 33 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1135-1171 (2000). Available online at: http://lawreview.law.ucdavis.edu/issues/Vol33/vol33_no4.html.
Multiracial Discourse: Racial Classifications in an Era of Color-Blind Jurisprudence, 57 Md. L. Rev. 97-173 (1998) (reprinted in Mixed Race America and the Law: A Reader 205-211 (Kevin Johnson ed., NYU Press 2002), and in Juan F. Perea & Richard Delgado, Race and Races: Cases and Resources for a Diverse America 69 (2000)).
Construction of Race and Class Buffers in the Structure of Immigration Controls and Laws, 76 Or. L. Rev. 731-764 (1997) (reprinted in Timothy Davis et al., A Reader on Race, Civil Rights, and American Law: A Multiracial Approach (2001)).
Note, Bias Crime Statutes: The Struggle Against Unconscious Racism in the Prosecution of Racially-Motivated Violence, 99 Yale L.J. 845-864 (1990) (cited in State v. Mitchell,
169 Wis.2d 153, 485 N.W.2d 807, 61 USLW 2035, Wis., June 23, 1992 (NO. 90-2474-CR).
BOOK REVIEWS & OTHER ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS
Essay, James Baldwin and Latino Racial Innocence, Balkinization Blog, Dec. 19, 2022, at https://balkin.blogspot.com/2022/12/james-baldwin-and-latino-racial.html.
Book Review, Black and Indigenous Resistance in the Americas: From Multiculturalism to Racist Backlash / Edited by Juliet Hooker, 44 Ethnic and Racial Studies 1429 (2021).
Book Review, White Latino Privilege: Caribbean Latino Perspectives in the Second Decade of the 21st Century (Gabriel Haslip-Viera, ed.), 17 Latino Studies Journal 281 (2019)
Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States, 2d edition (forthcoming 2014) entries Mendez v. Westminster (1,000 words); Afro-Latinos (2,000 words), Affirmative Action (1,500 words), Jim Crow (500 words), and Mestizaje/Racial Mixture (1,000 words).
Greenwood Press Encyclopedia of Latino Issues Today, (forthcoming 2014)“Racially Mixed Latinos – Issues of Identity” (1,500 word entry).
Book Review Essay "The Legal Challenges of Diversity," 63(4) Journal of Legal Education 740-44 (2014)
Cengage Learning Inc. Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, 2d edition, (2013) “Discrimination: Constitutional Provisions, Legislation, and Jurisprudence” (5,000 word entry).
Book Review of Mark Goodale’s “The Dilemmas of Modernity: Bolivian Encounters with Law and Liberalism,” 35 Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 252-253 (2010)..
Book Review of Edward E. Telles' “Race in Another America: The Signifcance of Skin color in Brazil,” Diverse Education October 19, 2006.
TIME Magazine Op Ed, "We Need to Talk About the Cloak of Racial Innocence in the Latino Community," Nov. 1, 2022 (link - https://time.com/6225626/racial-innocence-afro-latino-community/ ).
NY Daily News Op Ed, "Let's be blunt: Latinos can be racist too," Sept. 25, 2022, (link - https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-latinos-can-be-racist-too-20220925-abtyjiantvhupkvwtrpzemn3r4-story.html).
Latino Rebels Opinion, "The Magical Transformation of White Latinos into Multiracial Latinos," Dec. 1, 2021, (link - https://www.latinorebels.com/2021/12/01/multiraciallatinos/).
Race and the Law Prof Blog, "Cleaning House for the 4th of July and the Fireworks of Anti-anti racism," July 4, 2021, (link - https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/racelawprof/2021/07/cleaning-house-for-the-4th-of-july.html).
NY Daily News Op Ed, "Being Mixed-Race in the Age of #BLM," June 12, 2021 (link - https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-being-mixed-race-in-the-age-of-blm-20210612-no4ose7ionhvvguxun6awrxq6y-story.html).
Al Dia Opinion, "The Afro-Latino Story of Latino Anti-Blackness," Feb. 19, 2020, (link - https://aldianews.com/en/articles/politics/opinion/afro-latino-story-latino-anti-blackness/57664).
Medium.com, "Do We Still Need Constitutional Equal Protections in a Growing Multiracial World," July 9, 2018 (link -- https://medium.com/@professortkh/do-we-still-need-constitutional-equal-protection-in-a-growing-multiracial-world-645fb4d80560).
The Baltimore Sun, "Frederick Douglass: a 'multi-racial' trailblazer," Feb. 9, 2018 (link https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/op-ed/bs-ed-op-0209-douglass-race-20180208-story.html).
"Latino Anti-Black Bias and the Census Categorization of Latinos," NiLP Report on Latino Politics and Policy, Dec. 5, 2017 (link -- http://myemail.constantcontact.com/NiLP-Report--Latino-Anti-Black-Bias-and-the-Census.html?soid=1101040629095&aid=RDiCHoR2550).
New York Law Journal, "What Emerging Multiracial Plaintiff Cases Suggest about Employment Discrimination Law," Nov. 3, 2017 (link -- https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/sites/newyorklawjournal/2017/11/03/what-the-emerging-multiracial-plaintiff-cases-suggest-about-discrimination-law/).
"Free Speech on Campus" -- Columbia University Awakening Democracy Roundtable, One Speaker's Postscript, Nov. 2, 2017 (link -- https://universitylife.columbia.edu/AOD-Free-Speech-Professor-Hernandez).
Huffington Post, "What the "Loving Day' 50th Anniversary Celebrations of the Loving v. Virginia Court Decision Really Need -- A Challenge to Ongoing White Supremacy," June 11, 2017 (link - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/593b4961e4b094fa859f1878)
Huffington Post, "Interracial Marriage and Latino/a Racial Identity," May 19, 2017 (link -- Interracial Marriage and Latino/a Racial Identity)
New York Daily News Op Ed, "Mixed marriages, stubborn racial bias: Discrimination persists for the nonwhite," December 9, 2016 (http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/mixed-marriages-stubborn-racial-bias-article-1.2903674)
U.S. Catholic Magazine Feb 2015 issue, "Affirmative Action: A major requirement." (http://www.uscatholic.org/february2015) Why affirmative action should be a major requirement for colleges
NACLA Report on the Americas Winter 2014/2015 Issue, "Revealing the Race-Based Realities of Workforce Exclusion"
New York Times, Room for Debate "'Stereotype Threat' Is Not Easily Countered" April 27, 2014
Americas Quarterly, August 01, 2013, "Affirmative Action in the Americas:The hemisphere-wide drive to make equality a human right" http://www.americasquarterly.org/affirmative-action-in-the-americas
New York Times, Room for Debate "A Watered-down Vision of Equality," June 26, 2013
The National Law Journal, June 25, 2013, "What to Celebrate and Lament About the Fisher Decision," http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1202608481155&What_to_Celebrate_and_Lament_About_the_Fisher_Decision
Huffington Post, June 14, 2013, "Affirmative Action for the Racist in All of Us," , http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tanya-k-hernandez/affirmative-action-for-th_b_3441704.html
New York Times, Room for Debate “Legally Mandate Wage Transparency” March 31, 2013 (http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/03/31/why-has-salary-parity-still-not-happened/legally-mandate-wage-transparency)
Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin America Advisor, “Will Affirmative Action in Brazilian Universities Aid Equality” November 1, 2012 (www.thedialogue.org)
SALT Law blog “Census Racial Categories and the Latino ‘Culture’ of Black Invisibility” October 25, 2012, http://www.saltlaw.org/blog (http://law.fordham.edu/faculty/28295.htm).
New York Times, Room for Debate “We Need Latin American Style Affirmative Action” October 24, 2012 (http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/10/18/shrink-inequality-to-grow-the-economy/we-need-latin-american-style-affirmative-action-for-economic-growth)
Huffington Post, “The View of Affirmative Action from the Other Side of the Americas” October 9, 2012 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tanya-k-hernandez/fischer-v-texas_b_1951278.html)
The New York Times, Room for Debate, June 21, 2011, "Far From Random Bias," (analysis of Supreme Court Wal-Mart v. Betty Dukes decision).
Black-on-Mexican Violence in Staten Island, NY: The Untold Tale of Turf Defense, National Institute for Latino Policy Guest Commentary, August 24, 2010
Counting Race in Changing Demographics, National Institute for Latino Policy Latino Census Network, Guest Commentary, July 14, 2010 (http://hispanicnewyorkproject.blogspot.com/2010/07/nilp-latino-census-network-counting.html).
Latino, African-American violence on rise since riots, Guest Columnist, Los Angeles Daily News, Sunday April 29, 2007
Roots of Latino/Black Anger, Los Angeles Times, Lead Op Ed, Sunday Jan. 7, 7, 2007, at M1 (http://articles.latimes.com/2007/jan/07/opinion/op-hernandez7).
May 2006 Guest Contributor to BlackProf.com (www.blackprof.com).
An American Town Meeting: The Issue is Race, New York Times Letter to the Editor, June 11, 2000, Week in Review Section page 16 (http://www.nytimes.com/2000/06/11/opinion/l-an-american-town-meeting-the-issue-is-race-the-cubans-708623.html).
Checking Off Race, N.Y. Times Letter to the Editor, Nov. 3, 1997, at A22 (http://www.nytimes.com/1997/11/03/opinion/l-checking-off-race-939773.html).
Race vs. Ethnicity, N.Y. Times Letter to the Editor, July 15, 1997 (http://www.nytimes.com/1997/07/15/opinion/l-race-vs-ethnicity-136301.html).
Census Studies Social Impact, Atlanta Constitution Letter to the Editor, July 12, 1997, at 11A.
Over the Rainbow? Puerto Ricans and the “Multiracial” Category in the Year 2000 Census, Crítica: A Journal of Puerto Rican Policy and Politics 1 (Aug. 1996).
“Multiracial Category” May Address Fear Only, N.Y. Times Letter to the Editor, July 15, 1996, at A12 (http://www.nytimes.com/1996/07/15/opinion/l-multiracial-category-may-address-only-fear-087165.html).
Advisory Board Member, LatinxTalk https://latinxtalk.org/.
Associate Editor, the Revista Brasileira de Direito e Justiça/Brazilian Journal of Law and Justice (2014 - present).
Editorial Board Member, Latino Studies Journal (international peer-reviewed academic journal published by Palgrave-Macmillan Press) (2002 – present).
Editorial Board Member of the Law and Social Inquiry Journal of the American Bar Foundation (2014 - 2017).
Advisory Committee Member & Peer Review Editor, Journal of Legal Education (2010-2013).
Senior Editor, Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States (editorial supervision of submissions on Race, Laws and Customs) (2002 – 2005).
AUG 2009 - PRESENT
Archibald R. Murray Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law, NY. Teach Trusts & Wills, Anti-Discrimination Law, Comparative Employment Discrimination, Critical Race Theory, and The Science of Implicit Bias: New Pathways to Social Justice.
AUG 2007 - JULY 2009
Leroy Sorenson Merrifield Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School, DC. Taught Trusts & Estates, Employment Discrimination, and Critical Race Theory.
SEPT 2001 - JULY 2007
Professor of Law & Justice Frederick Hall Scholar, Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, Newark, NJ. Taught Property, Trusts & Estates, Employment Discrimination, and Race & the Law. Voted Faculty Commencement Speaker by 2004 graduating class.
JUNE - JULY 2005
Summer In Lyon Program Professor of Law, L.S.U. Summer Abroad Program at the Université Jean-Moulin-Lyon, Lyon France. Taught Critical & Comparative Perspectives on the Laws of Inheritance.
JAN 2001 - MAY 2001
Visiting Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania School of Law, Philadelphia, PA. Taught Property, and Legal History: Race Relations and the Constitution.
SEPT 2000 - DEC 2000
Visiting Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, NY. Taught Trusts & Estates, and Legal History: Race Relations and the Constitution.
Inter-Session Professor of Law, University of Puerto Rico Law School, San Juan, P.R. Taught Winter Inter-Session Course entitled “Critical Perspectives on the Laws of Inheritance.”
JUNE 1995 - SEPT 2001
Professor of Law, St. John's University School of Law, Jamaica, NY. Taught Trusts & Estates, Property, Legal History: Race Relations and the Constitution, and The Law and Policy of Health Care Delivery Systems. Tenured Sept. 1, 2000.
JUNE 1993 - JUNE 1995
Staff Attorney, HIV Unit Brooklyn Legal Services, Corp. B, Brooklyn, NY. Litigated in Family & Housing Courts; prepared wills, guardianship documents & medical directives.
OCT 1992 - JUNE 1993
Fellowship, Center for Reproductive Law & Policy, New York, NY. Litigated challenges to women's health care restrictions and clinic violence.
Clerkship, U.S. District Judge Jaime Pieras, Jr., Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.
New York; Connecticut; 1st Cir. Ct. of App.; U.S. Dist. Ct. of Puerto Rico.
Awards & Honors
Selected as a Smithsonian Magazine Favorite Books of 2022 (for Racial Innocence).
Selected as NBC News.com's Ten Must Read 2022 Books by Latino authors (for Racial Innocence).
Selected by Latino Media Collective Podcast as most important podcast book discussion of 2022.
Selected for Balkinization Blog Book Symposium on Racial Innocence: Unmaksing Latino Anti-Black Bias and the Struggle for Equality, Dec. 2022.
Racial Innocence book Amazon #1 Best Seller in Hispanic American Demographic Studies, Nov. 2022.
Selected Ms. Magazine August 2022 Reads for the Rest of Us Book (for Racial Innocence), Aug. 2022.
Selected Daily Kos August 2022 Recommended Book (for Racial Innocence), Aug. 2022.
Selected Boricua Scholars Collective's Fall 2022 Book Recommendation (for Racial Innocence), Aug. 2022.
Voted Professor of the Year, Fordham University School of Law, 2019.
Elected to the Puerto Rico Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation (Academia Puertorriqueña de Jurisprudencia y Legislación), 2018.
Elected to Executive Committee, Institute of Justice for Afro-descendants in Latin America (OJALA), 2018.
Awarded the Archibald R. Murray Chair, Fordham University School of Law, 2017.
Awarded 2015-16 Fordham Law School Dean's Distinguished Research Award.
Awarded Fulbright Specialist Grants to consult on racial equality projects at Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, in Paris and the University of the West Indies Law School, in Trinidad, 2015.
Appointed to Academic Advisory Council for Court Monitor to N.Y.C. "Stop and Frisk" case of Floyd v. City of New York, 2013.
Elected to the Board of Trustees of the Law & Society organization, 2013.
Appointed to the American Bar Foundation, 2011.
Selected Non-resident Faculty Fellow, Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, 2011-2013.
Selected Princeton University Law and Public Affairs Fellow, 2010-2011 (http://lapa.princeton.edu/newsdetail.php?ID=47) (http://law.fordham.edu/17942.htm).
Elected to the American Law Institute, 2009 (http://law.fordham.edu/newsroom/14921.htm.)
Selected by Hispanic Business Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics of 2007.
"Hate Speech and The Language of Racism in Latin America: A Lens for Reconsidering Global Hate Speech Restrictions and Legislation Models," listed on SSRN's 2011 Top Ten download list.
"Latinos at Work: When Color Discrimination Involves More than Color," SSRN's 2010 Top Ten download list.
Law and Public Affairs Fellow, Princeton University, 2010-2011.
Faculty Fellowship, Rutgers University Institute for Research on Women, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2004-05.
Scholar-in-Residence/Independent Scholar, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Fall 2003.
Advisory Board Member, Ford Foundation Transnational Network on Anti-Blackness.
Board of Directors Member, National Institute for Latino Policy.
Executive Committee, Institute of Justice for Afro-descendants in Latin America (OJALA).
Co-Chair, Latin American Studies Association Anti-Harassment Task Force.
Advisory Board Member of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United Racial Equity Project.
Member of Law and Society Association.
Member of Latin American Studies Association.
Member of American Sociological Association.
Member of Association of Black Sociologists.
Member of National Conference of Black Political Scientists.
Member of Association of American Law Schools Sections on: Civil Rights; Comparative Law; Minority Groups; Property Law; and Women in Legal Education.
Planning Committee Member for the Association of American Law School 2010 New Law Teachers Conference.
Executive Committee Member of Association of American Law Schools Minority Law Professors Section (2005-2008).
Spanish, Portuguese, and French.
Implicit Bias/Diversity & Inclusion Training Expertise
National Association of University Women, NY, Introduction to the Battle Over Critical Race Theory, October 12, 2022.
African American Policy Forum, Critical Race Theory Summer School instruction, July 2022 & July 2021.
Alliant, presentation on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Best Practices, June 13, 2022.
Law School Diversity Professionals Annual Meeting, What is CRT for DEI presentation., May 5, 2022.
Practicing Law Institute, Content Development Advisory Committee member of PLI's Interactive Learning Center program on implicit bias & the legal profession, 2020-2021.
Perkins & Coie, LLP "Diversity, Inclusion and Interrupting Implicit Bias CLE, October 2021.
National Academy of Sciences Committee for the Science of Unconscious Bias: Implications for Law and Policy Workshop planning, Mar. 2021.
Bank of America, Current State of Diversity in the Financial Services Legal Industry: Strategies to Move the Needle CLE, Feb. 2021.
Emery Celli Brinckerhoff Abady Ward Maazel, LLP, "Workplace Equity and Inclusion workshop, Jan . 2021
Fordham Law School First Year Student Orientation, Implicit Bias Training, August 2016-2022.
Fordham Race Center CLE Inclusive Workplaces Best Practices: Implicit Bias and #MeToo, July 15, 2020.
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Fulbright Impact in the Field: Race, Justice, and the Global Civil Rights Struggle, July 2020.
Loan Syndications and Trading Association, CLE on Implicit Bias, May 21, 2020.
Practicing Law Institute, Implicit Bias CLE, April 2018 & June 2019 & June 2020.
New Jersey State Courts, Judicial CLE on Implicit Bias, Oct. 2019
Bronx, NY District Attorney Office, Implicit Bias CLE, Aug. 2019.
NYS Appellate Court Judges, Implicit Bias CLE, July 2019.
NYS Attorney General Office, Implicit Bias CLE, June 2019.
National Public Defenders, Diversity & Inclusion CLE May 2019.
Federal Public Defenders of North Carolina Implicit Bias CLE, March 2019.
National Employment Lawyers Association, NY affiliate Implicit Bias CLE, Sept. 2018.
New Jersey State Bar Association Implicit Bias CLE, Feb 2012 & Feb 2016.
Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey Implicit Bias CLE, May 2012.
Trusts and Wills Expertise
N.Y. Trusts Lecturer, BarBri Bar Review, 2006 - 2016.
Trusts Multistate Essay Exam Lecturer, Illinois BarBri Bar Review, 2010 – 2016.
American Law Institute, Members Consultative Group on Restatement Third, Property (Wills and Other Donative Transfers); and Restatement Third, Trusts.
New Jersey Law Review Commission Commenter on the Durable Power of Attorney Project, 2009-2010
Association of American Law Schools Jan. 2007 Annual Meeting, Donative Transfers panel discussion “New Perspectives on the Law of Trusts.”
Executive Committee Member, Donative Transfers, Fiduciaries and Estate Planning Section (2000-2005).
Authored, La Buena Fe Legislativa y la Herencia Angloamericana, en Tratado De La Buena Fe en El Derecho, Tomo II, 327-335 (Marcos M. Córdoba, et al. eds., 2004) [Book chapter, Legislative Good Faith and Anglo-American Inheritance Law, in Good Faith in the Law Treatise, vol. II (La Ley Argentina pub.)].
University of Puerto Rico “Death and the Law” Lecture Series Speaker presentation of paper “Cross-Cultural Approaches to Death and Inheritance.” March 2003.
Association of American Law Schools Jan. 2003 Conference, Organizer and Moderator of the Donative Transfers Section panel “The Casebook and Beyond: Incorporating Pluralistic Visions of Trusts and Estates.”
Association of American Law Schools Development Workshop “Defining the Family in the Millennium” Mar. 2001, Trusts and Estates Panel Moderator.
Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting Workshop “Property, Wealth and Inequality,” Jan. 2001, Trusts and Estates Concurrent Session Discussion Leader.
Authored, Association of American Law Schools Donative Transfers Section Development Workshop Proposal, “Defining the Family in the Millennium,” 2000.
Authored, The Property of Death, 60 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 971-1028 (1999) (lead article of issue 4) (cited in Dukeminier, Wills, Trusts, and Estates (8th ed. 2010) and Seals v. H & F, Inc., 301 S.W.3d 237, Tenn., January 15, 2010 (NO. M200900330SCR23CQ)).
Select Scholarly Presentations
August 10 - 14, 2021, African American Policy Forum's National Critical Race Theory Summer School presentations.
May 28, 2021, Law and Society Conference Author Meets Reader presentation on Laura E. Gomez book Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism.
May 6, 2021, Afro-Descendant Working Group presentation "Racial Innocence and the Struggle for Equality."
April 29, 2021, UCLA Law Advanced Critical Race Theory Workshop, “On Latino Anti-Black Bias” paper presentation.
April 27, 2021, Fordham Race Law Center, panel presentation “Is There a Mulatto Escape Hatch Out of Racism? Multiracial Exceptionalism in a Time of #BlackLivesMattter.
April 14, 2021, Fordham University Research Day Book Author Panel regarding book Multiracials and Civil Rights.
April 12, 2021, Wisconsin Law School, Race, Law and Democracy Series, panel presentation on Perspectives on Anti-Blackness.
April 9, 2021, L’Université Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France, International Conference, Racisms and anti-racisms: a multidisciplinary and clinical approach, paper presentation “Northern Migrations of Latin American Race Ideologies.”
April 7, 2021, Brown University, Archiving the African Diaspora Workshop, panel presentation “The Life and Works of Anani Dzidzienyo.”
April 1, 2021, University of Paris Nanterre Law School, Conference “Sous le feu de la critique,” paper presentation “The Value of Critical Race Theory.”
March 17, 2021, The Newark Public Library Friends of the James Brown African American Room & the Hispanic Research & Information Center, panel presentation “The African Diaspora, North, Central, South America & The Caribbean: Black Lives Matter Wherever We Exist.”
March 13, 2021, Yale University Conference, “Despierta Boricua: Honoring Our Past, Igniting Our Future,” presentation “Researching Afro-Latino Legal Issues.”
March 11, 2021, Hispanic Lobbyists Association, panel presentation “Afro-Latinas Paving the Way to an Equal Future.”
February 23, 2021, Porter-Brown Society of Anheuser Busch, Black History Month panel presentation “Afro-Latinidad Racial Justice.”
February 17, 2021, Fordham University Research Forum on Anti-Racism, paper presentation On Latino Anti-Black Bias: "Racial Innocence" and the Struggle for Equality.”
February 12, 2021, Syracuse University Symposium, Racism in Latin America, paper presentation “The Crime of Racism in Latin American Law.”
February 12, 2021, Fordham International Law Journal Symposium, moderate panel on transnational racial discrimination.
February 3, 2021, University of Chicago Law School Workshop, Discussant for Shaun Ossei-Owusu paper “Velvet Rope Discrimination.”
January 21, 2021, Latino Justice Panel Discussion on Univision NY, “Afro-Latino Racial Justice Challenges.” (Presentation in Spanish https://fb.watch/3aI_8w1wop/).
December 10, 2020, University of Como (Italy), UNESCO Chair Lecture, “Feminism in a Time of #BlackLivesMatter: A Conversation Across Borders.”
December 9, 2020, NYC Commission of Human Rights, presentation on “Engagement with Latinx and Combatting Racism.”
December 2, 2020, Old Guard of Princeton, “Transnational Significance of #BlackLivesMatter.”
November 19, 2020, Viacom Latino Employee Resource Group, Afro-Race and Intersectionality panel discussion.
November 13, 2020, Perkins Coie LLP Event “Looking in the Mirror: A Latinx Conversation About Race and Colorism” panel discussion.
November 11, 2020, Stein Program, presentation on Introduction to Critical Race Theory.
October 29, 2020, Fordham Faculty Workshop work in progress presentation of “On Latino Anti-Black Bias.”
October 28, 2020, Fordham University Modern Languages and Literature Diversity Initiative, panel discussion “Representations of Anti-Blackness and White Supremacy in Languages.”
October 28, 2020, Long Island University Political Science Public Affairs Forum, “New York City: Post-Covid19 Ideas for Resurgence,” panel discussion.
October 23, 2020, Brown University Pembroke Center Event “Black Women and the Vote” panel moderator.
October 22, 2020, Wisconsin Law Review 100th Anniversary Symposium, panel discussion “Critical Race Theory: Origins, Permutations, and Current Queries.
October 21-22, 2020, United Nations Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of Complementary Standards to the International Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Racial Discrimination, Intersessional Legal Expert Consultation.
October 13, 2020, NYC Bar Event on Diversity and Inclusion in Latin America, moderate panel.
October 3, 2020, Harvard Latino Alumni Alliance, Hispanic Heritage Month panel “AfroLatinidad.”
October 1, 2020, United States Attorney’s Office, California, Hispanic Heritage Month panel “Afro-Latinidad: A History, Tribute, and Celebration of Black Latinos in the United States and the Americas.”
September 24, 2020, New York City Commission on Human Rights, Hispanic Heritage Month Event, “A Conversation About Human Rights, Race, Colorism and Community,” panel discussion.
September 23, 2020, All For One Theater, Jack Was Kind, lead after-play discussion of gender discrimination and power.
September 22, 2020, Latinx The Mosaic, video event discussion of intersection of racism and colorism in the Latinx community (bit.ly/LatinXTheMosaic).
September 9, 2020, Fordham University #ScholarStrike Public Teach-In on Police Brutality, Racism and White supremacy, panel remarks “Role of Scholars and Scholarship in the Work of Racial Justice.”
August 14, 2020, Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy, Carlos Diaz Alejandro Lecture Discussant of Harvard Professor Alejandro de la Fuente’s “Racial Discrimination in Cuba.”
August 6, 2020, Newark Public Library, Who are You? Census Racial Categories panel discussion.
July 1, 2020, Fulbright Impact in the Field: Race, Justice, and the Global Civil Rights Struggle, panelist.
June 26, 2020, AfroLatin@ Forum Workshop, The AfroLatin@ Reader at 10, panelist “The Scholarly Contributions of The AfroLatin@ Reader.
Aug. 6, 2020, Newark Public Library, The Census, Race and the Latinx Community, Video Link: https://www.facebook.com/newarkpubliclibrary/videos/623841494988726
June 26, 2020, AfroLatin@ Forum, The Afro-Latin@ Reader at 10, Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=a1bXo9He44U&feature=emb_title
April 13, 2020, Harvard University Afro-Latin American Research Institute, graduate seminar presentation of book Racial Subordination in Latin American, Boston, MA.
April 13, 2020, National Conference of Black Political Scientists Annual Meeting, presentation of paper "Latinos and Anti-Blackness," Atlanta, GA.
Feb. 14, 2020, ABA Section of Litigation 2020 Corporate Counsel CLE Seminar, panel presentation "#MeToo Litigation: Investigations Exposing Corporate Cultures of Complicity and Cover-Ups," Carlsbad, CA.
Dec. 12, 2019, Harvard University ALARI First Continental Conference on Afro-Latin American Studies, presentation of paper 'Northern Migrations of Latin American Race Ideologies," Boston, MA.
Nov. 19, 2019, Modern Language Association Public Conversations: How the Law and Humanities Argue, NY, NY.
Nov. 9, 2019, Cafecito Network of Latina Lawyers, presentation of paper "Latinos and Anti-Blackness," NY, NY.
Oct. 31, 2019, Union Theological Seminary Public Event - Decolonizing Latinx Theology: Unmasking Institutional Racism Throughout the Christian Nationalist Empire, presentation of paper "Latinos and Anti-Blackness," NY, NY.
Oct. 11, 2019, 14th Annual Colloquium on Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law, presentation of paper "Latinos and Anti-Blackness," Las Vegas, NV.
Oct. 1, 2019, Purnell School, Diversity Issues Keynote "Afro-Latina Perspectives on Implicit Bias Research," Bedminster, NJ.
Sept. 21, 2019, Asian American Bar Association of New York, Fall Regional Conference, presentation of paper "The #MeToo Missing Race Analysis," NY, NY.
Aug. 10, 2019, Association of Black Sociologists Annual Conference, presentation of paper "Latinos and Anti-Blackness," NY, NY.
July 18, 2019, National Association of Women Lawyers Annual Meeting, presentation of paper "The #MeToo Missing Race Analysis," NY, NY.
May 8, 2019, UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality and Women's Rights, Public Lecture "Discrimination in the United States: When Gender Converges With Race Discrimination," Como, Italy.
April 17, 2019, International Labour Organization Centennial Commemoration remarks on “Addressing Discrimination and Inequalities in the Future of Work,” Temple University, PA.
April 4, 2019, Columbia University Public Forum remarks on “Whose Freedom, Whose Speech? The Future of Campus Community.”
March 7, 2019, Columbia Journal of Race and Law Symposium, remarks on “Comparing Constructions of Race: Global Perspectives.”
Feb. 20, 2019, Puerto Rican Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation Installation Lecture, “Racism and Racial Mixture Across the Americas.”
Feb. 13, 2019, Yale University Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Migration, public lecture “Approaching Conceptions of ‘Blackness’ and ‘Mixed-Race’ in Legal Scholarship and Housing Segregation.”
Jan. 3, 2019, AALS panel presentation on “Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry: Intersectionality and Vulnerabilities.”
2018-2019 Book Events for Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed Race Stories of Discrimination
American Sociologists Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
American University Washington College of Law, DC.
Association of African American Museums Annual Conference, Hampton, VA.
Association of Black Sociologists Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
Avenues School Diversity Issues Keynote, New York, NY.
Books and Books Bookstore, Miami FL.
Boston University School of Law, Boston MA.
Brown University Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Providence RI.
Busboys and Poets Bookstore, D.C.
Center on Race, Law and Justice at Fordham University, NY NY.
Common Good Books Bookstore, St. Paul MN.
Columbia University School of Law, NY NY.
Emory University James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, Atlanta GA.
FIU Law School, Miami FL.
Harvard University School of Law, Cambridge MA.
International Society of Public Law Annual Conference, Santiago, Chile.
Law and Society Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Baton Rouge LA.
National People of Color Conference, American Univ. D.C.
Newark Public Library and Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, NJ.
NYU Latino Studies Dep’t., NY NY.
Occidental College, Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA.
Resistencia Bookstore, Austin Texas.
St. John’s University School of Law School, Queens NY.
The College of New Jersey, Gloria Harper Dickinson Lecture for Black History Month, Ewing NJ.
Touro Law School, Ronkonkama, NY.
UNLV School of Law School, Las Vegas, NV.
University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, MD.
University of Houston Downtown Latino Studies Dep’t Public Lecture, Houston TX.
University of Houston School of Law School Yale Rosenberg Memorial Lecture, Houston TX.
University of Florida School of Law, Gainesville, FL.
University of Maryland, College Park MD
University of Minnesota School of Law, Minneapolis MN.
Nov. 21, 2018, Casa Las Americas, Havana Cuba Public Lecture on “Multiraciality in the Americas.”
Nov. 2, 2018, University of Manchester, UK, Symposium remarks on “Latin American Antiracism in a ‘Post-Racial” Age.”
Oct. 12, 2018, UT Austin Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies Symposium remarks on “The Future of Ethnic and Racial Equity in Latin America.”
Aug. 25, 2018, ICON International Conference on Public Law at University of Hong Kong, panel remarks on “Comparing Racism Across Jurisdictions.”
Aug. 13, 2018, AfroLatinTalks Annual Conference at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, remarks on “The Census in the Americas: Identity and Resources.”
Aug. 11, 2018, Harvard University Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center Workshop with the Organization of American States and the Peruvian Ministry of Culture, in Lima Peru, remarks on “Government Policies of Inclusion for Afro-descent Populations in Latin America.”
May 24, 2018, Latin American Studies Association Congress, Barcelona Spain, panel remarks on “Legal Interventions against Racism in Latin America.”
April 18, 2018, Second Circuit Court of Appeals NYC High School Teachers Professional Day presentation on jury selection racial bias.
April 14, 2018, NY Metropolitan Latino Law Students Association Conference presentation on the racial disparity of sexual harassment.
April 14, 2018, Brown University Organization of Multiracial and Biracial Students, Keynote Address, "An Afro-Latina Lawyer's Exploration of Multiracial Discrimination."
April 10, 2018, Yale Law School, presentation on #MeToo movement and the racial disparity of sexual harassment.
March 22, 2018, Brooklyn Law School, presentation on #MeToo movement and the racial disparity of sexual harassment.
March 15, 2018, WNYC at the Greene Space panelist on "Black, White, Female and Other: Exploring Feminist Identity in This #MeToo Moment.
March 2, 2018, Critical Mixed Race Studies conference presentation of "Multiracials and Civil Rights" book project.
February 22, 2018, NYU presentation on Latino complications of Afro-Latino identity, at launch event for book "Keywords in Latino Studies."
February 17, 2018, International Working Group on Comparative Assessment of Multicultural Legal Instruments for Afrodescendants in Latin America Workshop presentation of paper "Leyes latinoamericanas de igualdad racial como leyes penales” (Latin American Equality Law as Criminal Code Laws), at Florida International University.
Nov. 9, 2017, University of Maryland Symposium State of Hispanic Race and Ethnicity: Census 2020 Changes and Implications for Addressing Social Inequalities presentation on Census Bureau proposal to treat Latinos as a race rather than ethnicity.
Nov. 9, 2017, University of the District of Columbia School of Law, presentation on Color Discrimination in Cuba.
Nov. 3, 2017, Fordham Law Review Symposium on 50th Anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, presentation of "Multiracials and Civil Rights" research.
Nov. 1, 2017, Columbia University Roundtable presentation on "Awakening Our Democracy: Free Speech on Campus" http://universitylife.columbia.edu/AOD-Free-Speech-Professor-Hernandez.
Oct. 30, 2017, Dartmouth Timbers Public Lecture, "Multiracials and Civil Rights."
Sept. 27, 2017, Fordham Law Stein Scholars Roundtable on Hate Speech versus Free Speech.
July 5, 2017, International Public Law Society Conference, at University of Copenhagen, presentations on panel "Challenges for Diversity in Legal Academia and the Profession," and "The Judiciary: From Empire to Post-Colonial Constructs."
June 22, 2017, Science Po, Paris Conference Conference Race-conscious and colorblind framings: Converging and Diverging trends in Europe and the Americas, presentation on "Anti-discrimination Laws in Latin America."
June 20, 2017, Law and Society Conference in Mexico City, presentation on panel "Social Dominance Theory for Law."
May 6, 2017, Brown University Symposium on 125 Years of Women at Brown panel "Diversifying Higher Education in America."
April 29, 2017, Latin American Studies Association Congress panel "Racism and Imagined Futures in the Americas."
April 1, 2017, Harvard Law School Critical Race Theory Symposium presentation of book "Multiracials and Civil Rights."
March 24, 2017, Columbia Law School Empowering Women of Color Conference presentation on panel "Advocacy in Ideas: Legal Education and Social Movements"
March 1, 2017, Cardozo Law School, presentation of book "Multiracials and Civil Rights."
Dec. 10, 2016, University of Cape Town Law School (South Africa) Luncheon Keynote Address at 1st Law and Society in Africa Conference "Comparative Critical Race Theory."
Nov. 17, 2016, Fordham Law School Center on Race, Law and Justice Colloquium presentation of book "Multiracials and Civil Rights."
Nov. 3, 2016, Fordham Law School Center on Race, Law and Justice Event "Can the UN Stop Racism? A public forum with the UN Special Rapporteur on Racism, Mutuma Ruteere" panelist.
Sept. 26, 2016, Bowdoin College Public Lecture "Racial Diversity and the Latino/a Voice."
July 21, 2016, Unitarian Universalist United Nations International Office Workshop Presentation "At the Intersection of Racism and Homophobia: Joint Activism for Human Rights and Dignity." Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daHO1vPtUR8&feature=youtu.be.
June 30, 2016, NAACP Legal Defense Fund Summer Interns Seminar presentation on current state of affirmative action post-Fisher II.
June 17, 2016, International Society of Public Law ICON-S Conference at Humboldt University, Berlin, Chair of Panel "Comparative Perspectives on the Legal and/or Extra-Legal Constraints on Equality Law."
April 9, 2016, Brown Univerity Latinx Conference, presentation of paper "Racial Diversity and the Latinx Voice."
Jan. 9, 2016, AALS Conference Employment Discrimination Panel "Regulation of Appearance in the Workplace and the Meaning of Discrimination."
Dec. 10, 2015, Univ. of Pittsburgh Center on Race and Social Problems Public Lecture "Multiracial in the Workplace: A New Kind of Discrimination?"
Nov. 6, 2015, Univ. of Pittsburgh 8th International Cultural Studies Conference "Post/Colonialism and the Pursuit of Freedom in the Black Atlantic" presentation of paper "Anani Dzidzienyo: The Embodiment of African/African-Diaspora Anti-Colonial Activist Scholar."
Nov. 5, 2015, Univ. of Wisconsin Human Rights Program Conference Keynote Address "Race and Human Rights in the U.S. and Abroad: The Politics of Comparing Racisms Across Jurisdictions."
Nov. 2, 2015, The Pennington School presentation "Civil Rights and Implicit Bias."
Oct. 10, 2015, Rubin Foundation Latino Artists Supper Club presentation on "Racial Subordination in Latin America."
July 3, 2015, International Society of Public Law Conference at NYU Law School presentation "Inventing the U.S. in the Latin American Myth of Racial Democracy: What to We Compare When We Compare Racisms."
June 5, 2015, La Casa Azul Bookstore & El Museo del Barrio, lead public roundtable discussion regarding Black Lives Matter and artistic work “Black Joy in the Hour of Chaos.”
May 28, 2015, Latin American Studies Association Conference, San Juan Puerto Rico, presentation of paper “Latin American Racial Mixture Discourse on Equality.”
April 29, 2015, University of The West Indies St. Augustine Faculty of Law & The Lloyd Best Institute of the West Indies Public Lecture "Insights on Race and Gender Discrimination in the Workplace: Lessons from the U.S.A."
April 18, 2015, La Casa Azul (NYC) Bookstore presentation of book "Racial Subordination in Latin America."
April 16, 2015, True Blue Inclusion (NYC) presentation on Color based employment discrimination for corporate executives.
April 3, 2015, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, Global Perspectives on Colorism presentation.
March 10, 2015, McGill University Law School (Montreal, Canada) presentation of book "Racial Subordination in Latin America"
Feb. 27, 2015, Syracuse University Black Political Thought and Social Justice Workshop presentation of paper "Multiracials in the Workplace"
Feb. 25, 2015, Smithsonian National Museum for African-American History & Culture Workshop for the UN's International Decade on People of African Descent Conference presentation on affirmative action in Latin America.
Nov. 27-28, 2014, University of Paris, West in Nanterre, Grammars of Equality Conference presentation on comparative discrimination law.
October 27, 2014, Duke University Sociology Race Workshop presentation of paper "Inventing the United States in the Latin American Myth of Racial Democracy."
October 23, 2014, Schomburg Center for Research on Black Culture (NYC) AfroLatin@s Now: Race Counts! conference presentation on comparative racial census taking politics.
October 21, 2014, NYU Workshop for book release of Edward Telles, "PIGMENTOCRACIES: Ethnicity, Race, and Color in Latin America" book review commentary.
October 17, 2014, CUNY Graduate Center Conference
Studying Up in the Americas: Critical Excursions into Privilege, presentation of paper "Inventing the United States in the Latin American Myth of Racial Democracy."
October 3, 2014, UCLA Law School Critical Race Studies Symposium 20th Anniversary of Cheryl Harris's "Whiteness as Property," Plenary Panel Global Engagements with Whiteness as Property.
Sept. 17, 2014, Fordham Law School "Whiteness in the Americas" Joint Book Event with Historian Nell Irvin Painter.
Aug. 22, 2014, Universidad de los Andes Law School, Bogota Colombia, Constitutionalism in the Americas Conference presentation.
Aug. 1, 2014, Southeastern Association of Law School Conference presentation of paper "Multiracials at Work."
June 24, 2014, Association of American Law Schools Transnational Equality Law Conference presentation.
June 20, 2014, Yale Law School SELA Constitutional Theory and Politics Seminar in Latin America, Lima Peru.
June 5, 2014, NYU Law 67th Annual Conference on Labor Law presentation on "Expert Witnesses and Implicit Bias/Propensity to Stereotype Evidence."
May 14, 2014, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Lecture at the Organization of American States, "Racial Innocence in the Americas: a U.S. - Latin American Comparison."
April 5, 2014, Yale Law School Critical Race Theory Conference presentation on Transnational Comparative Critical Race Theory.
March 24, 2014, Princeton University Thinking About Race Book Series on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, presentation of "Racial Equality Across the Americas."
March 3, 2014, Seattle Law School Book Presentation of "Racial Subordination in Latin America."
February 17, 2014, MALDEF Latino State of the Union televised presentation of "Legal Challenges for Latinas/os in 2014."
February 10, 2014, Albany Law School Book Presentation of "Racial Subordination in Latin America."
February 6, 2014, Barnes & Nobles, Chicago Book presentation of "Racial Subordination in Latin America."
February 3, 2014, Yale Law Journal Symposium on Justice Sotomayor's First Five Years on the Supreme Court, presentation "Sotomayor's Supreme Court Race Jurisprudence - 'Fidelity to the Law.'"
January 30, 2014, Network of Interdisciplinary Investigation & Diffusion on Identities, Racism & Xenophobia in Latin America International Colloquium at UNAM Mexico City, presentation "Racial Subordination in Latin American and Customary Law."
December 6, 2013, Northeast People of Color Scholarship Conference at Univ. of Puerto Rico, panel presentation "Race, Color, Ethnicity and Racial Profiling."
November 22, 2013, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Rapporteurship on the Rights of Persons of African Descent and against Discrimination Forum on Race, Discrimination and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in North America, convened at McGill Univ. Faculty of Law Montreal, presentation of Reinvigorating the Legal Enforcement of Racial Discrimination – The Role of Implicit Bias."
Nov. 1, 2013, Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora Biennial Conference in Dominican Republic, Reader Meets Author discussion of Tanya Hernandez book "Racial Subordination in Latin America."
October 25, 2013, U.C. Berkeley Law Henderson Center for Social Justice Symposium Working for Change: Low-Wage Earners at the Tipping Point, presentation "Implicit Bias and Employment Discrimination Claims."
October 24, 2013, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law & Howard Law School Symposium, D.C., Civil Rights at a Critical Juncture: Confronting Old Conflicts and New Challenges," panel presentation "Alternative Universes? A Look at Affirmative Action in the Americas."
October 18, 2013, Univ. of Minnesota Law School Symposium Civil Rights and Civil Justice: 50 Years Later, presentation of paper "One Path for 'Post-Racial' Employment Discrimination Cases -- Inserting Implicit Bias Research into Social Framework Evidence."
October 11, 2013, Univ. of Miami Center for Hemispheric Policy, Advancing the Inclusion of Latin America and the Caribbean's Ethnic and Racial Minorities, panel presentation "Poverty Alleviation and Empowerment of Minorities in the Political Arena."
October 1, 2013, Bank of New York Mellon, Latin America Management Committee, N.Y., Lecture "Diversity in Latin America -- Adapting to the Changing Landscape."
September 27, 2013, UNLV Law School Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor & Employment Law, presentation "Title VII at Its 50th Anniversary and Its Importance to Labor and Work Law."
September 13, 2013, Global Summit of Afro-descended Mayors and Leaders, Cali Colombia, "Legal Response to Racial Discrimination in Latin America."
July 22, 2013, Inter-American Working Group of the Bringing Human Rights Home Lawyers' Network, Expert Convening on Intersectionality in the Inter-American Human Rights System.
July 19, 2013, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Summer Education Institute 2013 Lecturer on Incorporating Afro-Latino History into K-12 and University Teaching.
June 28, 2013, African American Policy Forum Webinar presentation of "Supreme Court Race Jurisprudence of the 2012-13 Term."
June 12, 2013, U.S. State Department, U.S.-Colombia Action Plan on Racial and Ethnic Equality Plenary Meeting, D.C., "Access to Education in the United States -- The Role of Implicit Bias."
Association of American Law Schools Workshop for Pretenured Minority Law School Teachers, panel presentations “Service: When to Say No, When to Say Yes” June 2013, June 2012, & June 2011; and “Promotion and Tenure: Getting to Yes,” June 2010, June 2009 & June 2008.
June 2, 2013, Law & Society Conference Reader Meets Author discussion of Tanya Hernandez book "Racial Subordination in Latin America."
May 31, 2013, Latin American Studies Association Conference Reader Meets Author discussion of Tanya Hernandez book "Racial Subordination in Latin America."
May 3, 2013, NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies presentation of book: Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law, and the New Civil Rights Response, (Cambridge Univ. Press).
March 11, 2013 Columbia Law School presentation of book: Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law, and the New Civil Rights Response, (Cambridge Univ. Press).
February 28, 2013 Birmingham Civil Rights Institute presentation of book: Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law, and the New Civil Rights Response, (Cambridge Univ. Press).
February 28, 2013 Keynote Address at Cumberland Law School Annual Thurgood Marshall Symposium, “Confronting Modern Barriers to Civil Rights Advocacy in America”
February 8, 2013 Yale Law School Critical Race Theory Conference, “Critical Race Theory in the Courts Today: A Tale of “the Good, the Bad and the Ugly”
January 24, 2013 Schomburg Center for Black Culture presentation of book: Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law, and the New Civil Rights Response, (Cambridge Univ. Press).
November 16, 2012 UNIANDES Law School, Colombia “Sexual Harrassment Litigation and Women of Color in the United States”
November 15, 2013 UNIANDES Law school, Colombia presentation of book: Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law, and the New Civil Rights Response, (Cambridge Univ. Press)
November 2, 2012 Inter-American Dialogue, DC presentation of book: Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law, and the New Civil Rights Response, (Cambridge Univ. Press).
October 24, 2012 NYU Program in Africana Studies presentation of book: Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law, and the New Civil Rights Response, (Cambridge Univ. Press).
April 26, 2012., W.K. Kellogg Foundation America Healing Conference presentation “The Utility of Critical Race Theory for Understanding Race Relations.”
March 26, 2012. Toledo Law School Cannon Lecture, “Sexual Harassment and Women of Color,.
Nov. 22, 2011, University of Milan (Italy) Law School presentation “Race and Law in the United States.”
Nov. 23, 2011, University of Insubria (Italy) Law School presentation “U.S. Sexual Harassment Law and Women of Color.”
Nov. 4, 2011, Afro-Latino Forum Conference at CUNY Graduate Center, “Afro-Latinos Now! Strategies for Visibility and Action”, panel discussion "Connecting Stories: The Practice of Racial Dialogues,
Sept. 8, 2011, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP firm CLE presentation “Employment Discrimination Litigation in a Growing Multiethnic Society.”
Aug. 3, 2011, Hastings Law School Critical Race Theory and Empirical Methods Workshop.
July 30, 2011, Korematsu Center for Law and Equality at Seattle Law School, Intergroup Conflict and Cooperation Research Workshop, presentation “Latino-Black Inter-Ethnic Violence: The Untold Tale of Bias and Turf Defense.”
March 14, 2011, Regional Conference on the International Year for People of African Descent, The Situation of Afro-descendants in the Americas: Prospects and Challenges Hall of the Americas, Organization of American States, Washington D.C. ,presentation on Racial Discrimination in the Latin American justice systems.
Nov. 2010.,Spain Ministry of Equality Seminar Strategies for Equal Treatment (Antigua, Guatemala) presentation of “The American Model of Civil Rights Law.”
Nov. 2010, Princeton University, Law and Public Affairs Program Seminar presentation "Hate Speech and the Language of Racism in Latin America: A Lens for Reconsidering Hate Speech Legislation Models."
Nov. 2010, University of Texas Austin, presentation “Hate Speech and the Language of Racism in Brazil.
October 2010, Hue-Man Bookstore, New York, presentation of Afro-Latin@s and the Latino Workplace, in The Afro-Latin@ Reader: History and Culture in the United States 520-526 (2010 Duke Univ. Press book chapter, Juan Flores & Miriam Jimenez Roman, eds.).
October 2010, City of Tallahassee Mayor's Summit on Race, Culture and Human Relations, presentation of "Employment Discrimination in the Age of Diversity."
Association of American Law Schools 2010 Mid-Year Meeting, Workshop on Have We Moved Beyond the Color Line, panel presentation “Counting Race in Changing Demographics” June 2010.
May 2010, Law and Society, Chair Panel, Author Meets Reader of “Making Anti-Racial Discrimination Law: A Comparative History of Action and Anti-Racial Discrimination Law” by Iyiola Solanke.
April 14, 2010, Yale Law School, presentation of paper “The Role of the State in the Regulation of Race in Latin America.”
UCLA Law School, Critical Race Studies Symposium, Presentation of paper, “What Not to Wear – Race and Unwelcomeness in Sexual Harassment Law: The Story of Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson,” March 12, 2010.
February 25, 2010.NYU, Institute of African American Affairs, Shades of Difference: Coloring Ethnicities Panel Discussion.
February 22, 2010, Duke, Latino Studies Program, “Latinos and Blacks in the Workplace and Judicial Misperceptions of Inter-Ethnic Employment Discrimination,” paper presentation.
Feb. 5, 2010, University of Pennsylvania Law School Journal of International Law Symposium, Afro-Descendants and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean: Legal Rights and Realities, “Hate Speech and Racial Discrimination in Latin America,” paper presentation.
January 22, 2010, Organization of American States, Workshop of Experts Regarding Afro-descendants in the Americas, “Hate Speech and Racial Discrimination in Latin America,” paper presentation.
Oct. 2009, Jerome McCristal Culp, Jr. Memorial LatCrit Lecture Keynote Address, “Identity Practice in Praxis: Scholarship and Political Engagement in the Obama-Sotomayor Post-Racial Era.”
July 2009, U.S. Department of Justice Conference, Title VI: Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Legislation and Exploring Current Issues in Enforcement, panel “Issues in Title VI Litigation, Advocacy and Enforcement.”
April 2009, Critical Race Theory 20th Anniversary Conference, University of Iowa, panel presentation “Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act: Where Do We Go From Here?”
March 2009, University of Virginia Legal History Faculty Workshop, “The Role of the State in the Regulation of Race in Post-Emancipation Latin America: the Brazil Case Study"
February 2009, American Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting, Boston, MA., paper presentation “Employment Discrimination in the Ethnically Diverse Workplace – the Role of Institutional Racism.”
February 2009, Santa Clara University Law School, Center for Social Justice and Public Service Spring Diversity Lecture “Employment Discrimination in the Age of ‘Diversity.’”
January 2009, Columbia University Workshop “President Obama: Is this really the Post-Racial Era?”
November 2008, The American Bar Foundation Conference, The Discoveries of the Discrimination Research Group, Stanford Law School (presentation of empirical based research projects in employment discrimination).
November 2008, University of Colorado Law School Faculty Colloquium, "The Legal History of Whitening in Brazil's Racial Democracy.
Legal History Roundtable, Georgetown University Law School, “Citizenship, State and Society in Early 20th Century America,” September 2008.
UC San Diego Conference on Ethnicity, Race and Indigenous Peoples in Latin American and the Caribbean, “Mythologies of Race in Latin America and the United States,” May 2008.
Eastern District of New York Federal Court House Colloquium, “Inter-Ethnic Employment Discrimination and the New Indicators of Racism,” April 2008.
Rutgers University Women's Studies Symposium "Women Redefining The Politics of Power," presentation of paper "The Power of Examining the Mutual Construction of Race and Gender," March 2008.
Smith College Public Lecture, "Race in Comparative Perspective: United States and Latin America," March 2008.
NYU Law School Symposium "Legal and Political Debates for the 21st Century: Can People of Color Become a United Coalition?" March 2008.
Morgan State University Public Lecture, "The Legalization of White Settler Communities in Latin America," February 2008.
Yale Law School, “How to Become a Law Professor,” November 2007.
University of Wisconsin, National Latina/Latino Law Student Association Conference, Keynote Address “Racial Diversity and the Latina/o Voice,” October 2007.
Presentation before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, regarding "Discrimination and Education in Latin America," October 2007.
Latin American Studies Association Conference, panel presentation Reader Meets Author review of “Neither Enemies Nor Friends: Latinos, Blacks, Afro-Latinos” (editors Anani Dzidzienyo & Suzanne Oboler), Sept. 2007.
University of North Carolina Conference on Afro-Latinos panel presentation, July 2007.
Paper presentation “Racial Segregation and Affirmative Action Litigation in Brazil” at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2007.
Paper presentation “Latin Americanization of U.S. Race Relations” at Pontificia Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2007.
Panel discussion, “15 Years After the L.A. Civil Unrest: Lessons Learned?” sponsored by Korean Americans for Political Advancement and the Asian American Alliance of Columbia University, April 2007.
UCLA Law Conference “Critical Race Theory: Mapping the Movement Across Disciplines,” panel discussion on Institutional and Structural Racism, April 2007.
Washington and Lee Law School Faculty Colloquium presentation on Latino Inter-Ethnic Employment Discrimination, February 2007.
UCLA Law School Globalization of Law Colloquium presentation on The Role of the State in Regulating Race in Latin America, October 2006.
U. Minnesota Law School Faculty Colloquium presentation on Latino Inter-Ethnic Employment Discrimination, September 2006.
Columbia Law School Conference “Perspectives on Critical Race Theory” panelist, March 2006.
Yale Law School Teaching Workshop, presentation on how to enter the academy, March 2006.
Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, selected for poster exhibit presentation of article “A Critical Race Feminism Empirical Research Project: Sexual Harassment and the Internal Complaints Black Box,” Jan. 2006.
U.C. Berkeley Center for Race and Gender Conference “Hierarchies of Color: Transnational Perspectives on the Social and Cultural Significance of Skin-tone” presentation of paper “Latinos at Work: Employment Discrimination and the New Agents of Color Bias in the Workplace,” December 2005.
Organization of American States Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs Working Group to Prepare a Draft Inter-American Convention Against Racism and All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance, presentation on “Discrimination and Education in Latin America,” October 2005.
U.C. Davis Law School, The Future of Critical Race Feminism Conference, presentation of paper “Sexual Harassment & Intersectional Empirical Research: The Human Resources Black Box,” April 1, 2005.
Institute for Research on Women, presentation of paper “The Salience of Intersectionality Theory Analysis for Women of All Colors,” March 2005.
Stanford Law School Work-in-Progress presentation, “Latino Inter-Ethnic Discrimination Cases: All People of Color are the Same and Bias-Free in the Eyes of the Law,” February 2005.
Stanford Law School BLSA Conference, Beyond Black Letter Law: Bridging Critical Disparities Confronting Contemporary Black America Conference, presentation on panel “Forging Alliances Across Borders: Issues Confronting the Black Diaspora,” February 2005.
Just the Beginning Foundation African American Judiciary Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, panelist on panel “Redefining Diversity to Achieve Equality After Gratz & Grutter, October 2004.
University of Western Cape, South Africa Rulci/Lat Crit Colloquim on International and Comparative Law, presentation of paper entitled "Inter-Group Power Relations in the Courtroom: The Adjudication of Inter-Ethnic Discrimination Claims," August 2004.
National Conference of La Raza Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Panel - “Afro-Latinos in the U.S.: Emerging Trends and Current Challenges," June 2004.
Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund Latino Policy Forum, “Latinos and the New Culture Wars: The Hispanic Threat to this Country’s National Security, Race Relations and Other Right Wing Fantasies,” April 2004.
University of North Carolina, International Scholars Conference, “From Hispaniola to Brooklyn: Exploring the Caribbean and the Antillean Diaspora,” presentation of paper “Racial Identity & Civil Rights Enforcement in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean,” April 2004.
University of Pennsylvania School of Law Symposium, “Race Jurisprudence and the Supreme Court: Where Do We Go From Here?,” Feb. 2004.
N.Y.U. Law School Colloquim, “Relearning Brown: Applying the Lessons of Brown to the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century,” Feb. 2004.
EEOC Community Forum on Equal Employment Opportunities for Women, N.Y. District Office, Nov. 2003 presentation of research on intersectionality theory and racial disparity in sexual harassment complaint filing.
Hartwick College, Public Lecture October 2003 “Latino Racism and the Future of Civil Rights.”
Duke University, Sept. 2003 presentation of paper “Latin American perspectives on Reparations & Affirmative Action.”
Cornell Law School Feminism and Legal Theory & Practice Workshop, Sept. 2003, presentation of paper “The Salience of Intersectionality for Women of Colors.”
Delegate to the United Nations Regional Workshop on Strategies for the Adoption and Implementation of Policies of Affirmative Action for People of African Descent of the Latin American and Caribbean Region, in Montevideo Uruguay, on behalf of the N.G.O. International Human Rights Law Group, May 2003.
Yale Law School, Law Teaching Panel, presentation for student body on law school teaching as a career, April 2003.
Brown University Conference, “Race, Globalization and the New Ethnic Studies,” presentation of paper “Dissonant Feminism: Sexual Harassment and Race Disparity” March 2003.
American Bar Foundation Conference “Rights and Realities: Legal and Social Scientific Approaches to Employment Discrimination,” presentation of paper “The Intersectionality of Lived Experience and Anti-Discrimination Empirical Research,” Stanford Law School March 2003.
Cornell Law School Feminism and Legal Theory Program Workshop, presentation of paper “Gender Dominance and the World of Romance Tourism,” November 2002.
Brown University Puerto Rican Culture Week Convocation Keynote Speaker, presentation of paper “Latino Barriers to Civil Rights Progress: Internalized Racism of Latinos,” November 2002.
U.C. Berkeley School of Law Social Justice Workshop Paper Presentation, “The Racialism of Gender Dominance,” September 2002.
Columbia University Law School 2002 Paul Robeson Conference presentation on panel “Defining Nationalism and its Effect on Communities of Color Post September 11th,” April 2002.
Women’s Rights Law Reporter Symposium “Celebrating 30 years of Women’s Rights Law: A Tribute to Women Lawyers & Activists,” presentation on panel “Gender, Race, and Sexuality: Historical Themes and Emerging Issues in Women’s Rights Law,” March 2002.
Yale Law School Conference “Race, Values, and the American Legal Process,” presentation on panel “Race, Values, Gender & Sexuality,” February 2002.
Georgetown Law School 8th Annual Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference “Multiracial Voices: Remembrance, Resistance, and Revolution,” presentation on Human Rights Panel, January 2002.
“Race Mixture in the Americas: The Social and Legal Connections – A Conversation Across Disciplines,” Nov. 2001 symposium organized by myself and Prof. Taunya Lovell Banks at American University Washington College of Law.
The United Nations Association of Cuba, May 2001, Conference on “Ethics, Culture, Development, International Law and the United Nations” (presentation of paper “Modest Suggestions for the United Nations World Conference Against Racism”).
Yale Law School, April 2001, presentation of paper “Comparative Approaches to Race and Civil Rights in the U.S. and Latin America” before the Women of Color Reading Group Seminar.
Cornell Law School Feminism and Legal Theory Project on “Inclusion and Exclusion,” Nov. 2000 (presentation of paper “Sexual Harassment and Racial Disparity: The Mutual Construction of Gender and Race”).
New York University Law School Race Legal Scholarship Seminar, Mar. 2000, (presentation of paper “An Exploration of the Efficacy of Class-Based Approaches to Racial Justice: The Cuban Context”).
University of Michigan Symposium, March 2000, “Identities in the Year 2000 and Beyond” (presentation on the legal issues surrounding the census).
Latin American Studies Association, March 2000, panel “Law, Identity, and Racial Hierarchy: Perspectives on the Afro-Latin Experience.”
University of Iowa Symposium, Oct. 1999, “A Critical Legal Perspective on Entertainment: Sports, Sex and Identity” (presentation of paper “Sex Tourism: Globalization and the Commodification of Women of Color”).
American Society for Legal History Annual Conference, Oct. 1999, “Afro- Latinos and Racial Formation.”
Yale Law School Critical Race Theory Conference, Nov. 1997, “The Future of the Concept of ‘Race.’”
Brown University Wayland Collegium Lecture, Oct. 1997, “Law, Society and Racial Discourse in the Americas.”