|Present||Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law ‐ Center for Access to Justice|
|M.Ed., Georgia State University|
|B.A., Swarthmore College|
|J.D., Yale Law School|
Contributions to Books (5)
Indefinite Detention, Colonialism, and Settler Prerogative in the United States Social & Legal Studies (2018)
The primacy accorded individual civil and political rights is often touted as one of the United States' greatest achievements. However, mass incarcerations of indefinite duration have occurred consistently throughout U.S. history and have primarily targeted ...
Reflections on Accountability: The United States’ Violations of International Law on Jeju Island in the Aftermath of World War II World Environmental and Island Studies (2017)
This essay is a reflection on the significance of U.S. accountability to the struggles of Jeju Islanders for reparations. Under international law, a strong case can be made for the United States’ obligation to acknowledge ...
Race and Decolonization: Whiteness as Property in the American Settler Colonial Project Harvard Journal of Racial and Ethnic Justice (2015)
Challenges to institutionalized racism have been largely framed in terms of equitable access to, and redistribution of, the wealth and power accumulated and controlled by those who define themselves as White. If, however, that wealth ...
Tales of Color and Colonialism: Racial realism and Settler Colonial Theory Florida A & M University Law Review (2014)
More than a half-century after the Civil Rights Era, people of color remain disproportionately impoverished and incarcerated, excluded and vulnerable. Legal remedies rooted in the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection remain elusive. This article argues ...
Life and Legal Fiction: Reflections on Margaret Montoya's Máscaras, Trenzas, y Greñas Chicana/o-Latina/o L. Rev. (2014)
This essay is based on a presentation made as part of “Un/Masking Power: The Past, Present, and Future of Marginal Identities in Legal Academia,” a symposium sponsored by the UCLA Chicana/o-Latina/o Law Review, April 5, ...
Defining Muslim Civil Rights in a Post-9/11 World Duke Forum for Law & Social Change (Symposium) (2010)
Panel discussion on critical issues in redefining basic civil rights for Muslims since 9/11. The panelists discuss articles that were subsequently published in the Duke Forum for Law & Social Change, volume 2 (2010).
Human Rights, American Exceptionalism, and the Stories We Tell Emory International Law Review (2009)
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights represents a remarkable expansion in the recognition of the fundamental rights of all peoples. Nonetheless, consensus on the implementation of these rights is elusive. Two commonly referenced obstacles to ...