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About Ian F. Haney-López

Ian F. Haney-López teaches in the areas of race and constitutional law. He is wrote a book entitled Dog Whistle Politics: How Fifty Years of Race-Baiting Wrecked the Middle Class. This book traces the role of racial demagoguery in American politics in creating hostility toward liberalism and in facilitating the return of Robber Baron-era policies.
Haney-López has previously published two ground breaking books on the social and legal construction of race. Racism on Trial: The Chicano Fight for Justice (Harvard/Belknap 2003) documents how police violence helped racialize and radicalize Mexican-American activists during the late 1960s, sparking the development of a non-white Chicano identity. White by Law: The Legal Construction of Race (NYU 1996, revised ed. 2006) explores judicial efforts to interpret the requirement, on the books until 1952, that one be a "white person" in order to gain naturalized citizenship.
Professor Haney-López also edited an anthology titled Race, Law and Society (Ashgate 2006), and co-edited After the War on Crime: Race, Democracy, and a New Reconstruction (NYU 2008). His numerous articles have appeared in, among others, the Stanford Law Review, Yale Law Journal, California Law Review, and Pennsylvania Law Review. His work has also been featured in more than two dozen anthologies and encyclopedias, and he has published opinion pieces in The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.


Present Faculty Member, Berkeley Law

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