Associate Professor, Criminology, Law & Society
School of Social Ecology
Director, Culture and Theory Ph.D. Program
Affiliated Faculty, African American Studies
School of Humanities
School of Law
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz, History of Consciousness
J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, Law
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, Comparative Ethnic Studies
Phone: (949) 824-0050
Fax: (949) 824-3001
University of California, Irvine
2319 Social Ecology 2
Mail Code: 7080
Irvine, CA 92697
Slavery and American Law; Critical Theory; Race, Gender, Sexuality Studies; Psychoanalysis
UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow 2006-2008
“Poetics of Mu” (2018), https://doi.org/10.1080/0950236X.2018.1515790
"Slavery as Contract: Betty's Case and the Question of Freedom," Law & Literature, vol. 27, issue 3 (2015): 395-416.
Letters of the Law: Race and the Fantasy of Colorblindness in American Law, Stanford University Press (2015).
“Equal Protection’s Dead End, or the Slave’s Undying Claim” in Anne Richardson Oakes (ed.), Controversies in Equal Protection Cases in America: Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation (Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2015), pp. 49-64.
Abolition: At Issue, In Any Case” in Lateral, Issue 3 (Spring 2014).
"The Purloined Prisoner” in Theoretical Criminology, vol. 16, no. 2 (June 2012).
Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law: Cases, Codes, Constitutions, and Commentary, co-authored with David Oppenheimer and Sheila Foster (Foundation Press, Fall 2012).
American Studies Association
Cultural Studies Association
Law and Society Association
Graduate Emphasis in Race and Justice Studies
Culture and Theory
Center for Law, Society and Culture