Sora Y. Han

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Associate Professor, Criminology, Law & Society
School of Social Ecology

Director, Culture and Theory Ph.D. Program

Affiliated Faculty, African American Studies
School of Humanities

Affiliated Faculty
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
Research Interests
Slavery and American Law; Critical Theory; Race, Gender, Sexuality Studies; Psychoanalysis
UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow 2006-2008
“Poetics of Mu” (2018),
"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).
Professional Societies
American Studies Association
Cultural Studies Association
Law and Society Association
Other Experience
Graduate Emphasis in Race and Justice Studies

Graduate Programs
Culture and Theory

Research Center
Center for Law, Society and Culture
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