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Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice



Speakers In no particular order

Stephanie Wildman Professor of Law and Director, Center for Social Justice and Public Service

Stephanie M. Wildman received the 2007 Great Teacher Award from the Society of American Law Teachers, the largest national organization of law school faculty.  She was the founding director of the Center for Social Justice at the University of California … Continue reading

Melissa Murray Professor of Law

Melissa Murray joined the Berkeley Law faculty in 2006. She teaches Family Law, Criminal Law, and Advanced Topics in Family Law. Prior to coming to Berkeley, Murray served for two years as an associate in law at Columbia Law School. … Continue reading

Gerald Torres Bryant Smith Chair in Law

Professor Torres is former president of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). A leading figure in critical race theory, Torres is also an expert in agricultural and environmental law. He came to UT Law in 1993 after teaching at … Continue reading

Cathy Sakimura Staff Attorney & Family Protection Project Director

Cathy Sakimura is a Staff Attorney and Director of the Family Protection Project at the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), where she works to improve access to family law services for low-income LGBT parents and their children, with a … Continue reading

Frank Valdes Professor of Law and Dean's Distinguished Scholar

Francisco Valdes, Professor of Law and Dean’s Distinguished Scholar, earned a B.A. in 1978 from the University of California at Berkeley, a J.D. with honors in 1984 from the University of Florida College of Law, and a J.S.M. in 1991 … Continue reading

Tucker Culbertson Assistant Professor of Law

Tucker Culbertson is an Assistant Professor of Law and LGBT Studies. Prior to joining the faculty at Syracuse, Professor Culbertson was a Fellow with the Center for the Study of Law and Culture at Columbia Law School and a Lecturer … Continue reading

Martin Joseph Ponce Associate Professor of English

Martin Joseph Ponce is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Ohio State. He works in Asian American and African American literatures, and queer studies. He’s authored articles on Carlos Bulosan, Langston Hughes, Jose Garcia Villa, and the Filipino diaspora. His … Continue reading

Devon W. Carbado Professor of Law

Devon Carbado, who recently served as the Vice Dean of the Faculty, teaches Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law, Critical Race Theory, and Criminal Adjudication. He was elected Professor of the Year by the UCLA School of Law Classes of 2000 … Continue reading

Andrea Ritchie Co-Coordinator

Andrea Ritchie is a police misconduct attorney who has engaged in extensive research, writing, litigation, organizing and advocacy on profiling, policing, and physical and sexual violence by law enforcement agents against women, girls and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) … Continue reading

Elvia Arriola Professor of Law

Elvia Arriola is Professor of Law at the Northern Illinois University College of Law, where she teaches Constitutional Law, Gender, Sexuality and the Law, Civil Rights Litigation, Family Law, and a research and writing seminar, Women, Law and the Global … Continue reading

Russell Robinson Professor of Law

Russell Robinson is a Professor of Law at Berkeley Law. Prior to joining UC Berkeley, Robinson was Professor of Law at UCLA. Robinson graduated with honors from Harvard Law School (1998), after receiving his B.A. summa cum laude from Hampton … Continue reading

Shannon Winnubst Associate Professor of Women's Studies

Shannon Winnubst is an Associate Professor in Women’s Studies at Ohio State. Trained in the history of western philosophy, particularly 20th century French philosophy, she specializes in queer theory, race theory, feminist theory, and psychoanalysis. She is the author of … Continue reading

John A. Powell Professor of Law, Robert D. Haas Chancellor's Chair in Equity and Inclusion, and Director of The Haas Diversity Research Center

John A. Powell is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties and a wide range of issues including race, structural racism, ethnicity, housing, poverty, and democracy. In addition to being a Professor of Law … Continue reading

Berta E. Hernández-Truyol Levin, Mabie & Levin Professor of Law

Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol, the Levin, Mabie & Levin Professor of Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and an affiliate professor at the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies and the Center for Latin American Studies, teaches … Continue reading

Rebecca Wanzo Associate Professor, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

Rebecca Wanzo is Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research interests include African American literature and culture, theories of affect, popular culture, critical race theory, and feminist theory. Her first book, … Continue reading

Marc Spindelman Isadore and Ida Topper Professor of Law

Marc Spindelman is the Isadore and Ida Topper Professor of Law at The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law. Following law school at the University of Michigan, he clerked for Judge (now Chief Judge) Alice M. Batchelder … Continue reading

Stacey R. Long Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Stacey Long is the Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the oldest national organization advocating for the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people. The Task Force is committed to … Continue reading