Professor Amna Akbar writes and teaches about the theories and practices of social movements and social change, and policing, race, and inequality. Akbar's academic work has appeared or will appear in Stanford Law Review, Harvard Law Review Forum, California Law Review, Southern Atlantic Quarterly, Theory and Event, NOMOS, and more. Her popular essays and op-eds have appeared in the venues like the New York Times, New York Review of Books, the Boston Review, The Nation, and Jacobin. She serves on the editorial board of the Law and Political Economy Blog. In the 2018-2019 academic year, Professor Akbar was a fellow in the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University. She is affiliated with the Department of Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies and Asian American Studies at Ohio State.
Prior to Moritz, Professor Akbar taught at New York University (NYU) Law School and the City University of New York (CUNY) Law School in their clinical programs. She received her B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University, and her JD from the University of Michigan, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Michigan Law Review. After law school, she clerked for Judge Gerard E. Lynch in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and worked as a staff attorney at Queens Legal Service Corp. in a community-based battered women’s project.