PROFESSOR OF LAW

TANYA K. HERNANDEZ


 

Fordham University School of Law

 

 

AREAS OF INTEREST:

* Comparative Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, Critical Race Theory, Latin American Studies, Latino Studies, Ethnic Studies, Trusts Wills & Estates, Comparative Inheritance Law

 

ACADEMIC BIOGRAPHY:

Tanya K. Hernandez, is a Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law, where she teaches Comparative Employment Discrimination, Critical Race Theory, The Science of Implicit Bias and the Law: New Pathways to Social Justice, and Trusts & Wills. She received her A.B. from Brown University, and her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she served as Note Topics Editor of the Yale Law Journal.

Professor Hernandez, was awarded a Non-resident Faculty Fellowship at the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality for 2011-2013.  She has previously served as a Law and Public Policy Affairs Fellow at Princeton University, a Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University; and as an Independent Scholar in Residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. In 2011, Professor Hernandez was named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and in 2009 she was elected to the American Law Institute.  Hispanic Business Magazine selected her as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics of 2007. Professor Hernandez serves on the editorial board of the Latino Studies Journal published by Palgrave-Macmillian Press.

Professor Hernandez’s scholarly interest is in the study of comparative race relations and anti-discrimination law, and her work in that area has been published in the California Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Harvard Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review, the New York Times, and the Yale Law Journal amongst other publications.  Her most recent publication is the book "Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law and the New Civil Rights Response," (Cambridge Univ. Press) (http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item6865338/?site_locale=en_US), and its Spanish translation, "La subordinación racial en Latinoamérica: El papel del Estado, el derecho consuetudinario y la nueva respuesta de los derechos civiles" (Siglo del Hombre Editores Ediciones Uniandes, Colección Nuevo Pensamiento Jurídico, Bogotá Colombia, 2013) (http://www.siglodelhombre.com/shop.asp).

Publications Available at the Fordham Law Archive of Scholarship and History, http://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu




CURRICULM VITAE: 




TANYA K. HERNANDEZ


Fordham University School of Law

Professor of Law

140 West 62nd Street

New York, New York 10023

http://sites.google.com/site/ProfessorTKH/home

 

Education:                


                        YALE LAW SCHOOL, J.D. 1990

Yale Law Journal, Note Topics Editor

Northeast Black Law Students' Association Moot Court, Chair

 

BROWN UNIVERSITY, A.B., Sociology 1986

UNIVERSITY OF BAHIA in Brazil, study-abroad program 1985

 

Anti-Discrimination Scholarly Publications:

One Path for 'Post-Racial' Employment Discrimination Cases -- The Implicit Association Test Research as Social Framework Evidence, 32 Journal of Law & Inequality 307-44 (2014) http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2327133.

Sotomayor’s Supreme Court Race Jurisprudence: “Fidelity to the Law, Yale L.J. Forum (Mar. 24, 2014), http://yalelawjournal.org/forum/sotomayors-supreme-court-race-jurisprudence.

Defending Affirmative Action: An International Legal Response, in vol. 29 Civil Rights Litigation and Attorney Fees Annual Handbook (eds. Steven Saltzman & Cheryl I. Harris 2013).

Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law and the New Civil Rights Response (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2013) (https://sites.google.com/site/racisminlatamerica/)

La subordinación racial en Latinoamérica: El papel del Estado, el derecho consuetudinario y la nueva respuesta de los derechos civiles (Siglo del Hombre Editores Ediciones Uniandes, Colección Nuevo Pensamiento Jurídico, Bogotá Colombia, 2013) (http://www.siglodelhombre.com/search.asp).

The Value of Intersectional Comparative Analysis to the ‘Post-Racial’ Future of Critical Race Theory: A Brazil – U.S. Comparative Case Study, 43 Ct. L. Rev. 1407-1437 (2011) available at http://uconn.lawreviewnetwork.com/files/documents/Hernandez.pdf.

HATE SPEECH AND THE LANGUAGE OF RACISM IN LATIN AMERICA: A LENS FOR RECONSIDERING GLOBAL HATE SPEECH RESTRICTIONS AND LEGISLATION MODELS, 32 U. Penn. J. Int'l Law 805-841 (2011) (http://scholarship.law.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1103&context=jil). 

 

"What Not to Wear" -- Race and Unwelcomeness in Sexual Harassment Law: The Story of Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson, in Women and the Law Stories 277-306 (2010 Foundation Press book chapter, Elizabeth Schneider & Stephanie Wildman eds.).

Afro-Latin@s and the Latino Workplace, in The Afro-Latin@ Reader: History and Culture in the United States 520-526 (2010 Duke Univ. Press book chapter, Juan Flores & Miriam Jimenez Roman, eds.).

Employment Discrimination in the Ethnically Diverse Workplace, Judges J., vol. 49, no. 4, Fall 2010, at 33.

Latinos at Work: When Color Discrimination Involves More Than Color, in Shades of Difference: Why Skin Color Matters 236-244 (2009 Stanford Univ. Press book chapter, Evelyn Nakano Glenn, ed.) available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1646946.


European Multiculturalism as Compared to Diversity in the United States: A View from the Employment Discrimination Context, in Multiculturalisms: Different Meanings and Perspectives of Multiculturalism in a Global World (2009 book chapter from Stampfli Press, Barbara Pozzo, ed.).


Latino Inter-Ethnic Employment Discrimination and the “Diversity” Defense, 42 Harvard Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review 259-316 (2007) (lead article of issue 2) (available at http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/crcl/vol42_2/CRCL422.pdf.).



Latino Anti-Black Violence in Los Angeles: Not “Made in the USA,” 13 Harvard Journal African American Public Policy 37-40 (2007).



A Critical Race Feminism Empirical Research Project: Sexual Harassment & The Internal Complaints Black Box, 39 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1235-1303 (2006).  Available online at: http://lawreview.law.ucdavis.edu/issues/Vol39/vol39_no3.html.



The Intersectionality of Lived Experience and Anti-Discrimination Empirical Research, in Handbook of Employment Discrimination Research: Rights and Realities 325-335 (Laura Beth Nielsen & Robert L. Nelson eds., 2005 American Bar Foundation & Kluwer Academic Publishing) (book chapter).



Sex in the [Foreign] City: Commodification and the Female Sex Tourist, in Rethinking Commodification: Cases and Readings in Law and Culture 222-242 (Joan Williams & Martha Ertman eds., NYU Press 2005) (book chapter).



To Be Brown in Brazil: Education & Segregation Latin American Style, 29 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 683-717 (2004-05).   Available online at: http://www.law.nyu.edu/journals/reviewoflawandsocialchange/issues/ECM_PRO_065694.



Afro-Mexicans and the Chicano Movement: The Unknown Story – A Review of Ian F. Haney Lopez’s “Racism on Trial: The Chicano Fight for Justice,” 92 Cal. L. Rev. 1537-1551 (2004). Available online at: http://www.jstor.org/pss/3481424.



A Comparative Assessment of Racial Harassment in the Americas, 8 Employee Rights & Employment Policy Journal 169-179 (2004). Availabe online at: http://www.kentlaw.edu/ilw/erepj/abstract/v8n1/yamadaabstract.html



The Racism of Sexual Harassment, in Directions in Sexual Harassment Law 479-95 (Catharine MacKinnon & Reva Siegel eds., 2004 Yale Univ. Press) (book chapter).



Comparative Judging of Civil Rights: A Transnational Critical Race Theory Approach, 63 La. L. Rev. 875-886 (2003).



 “Too Black to Be Latino/a:” Blackness and Blacks as Foreigners in Latino Studies, 1 Latino Studies 152-159 (2003). Available online at: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/lst/journal/v1/n1/index.html.



Multiracial Matrix: The Role of Race Ideology in the Enforcement of Anti-Discrimination Laws, a United States – Latin America Comparison, 87 Cornell Law Review 1093-1176 (2002) (lead article of issue 5).  Available online at: http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/research/cornell-law-review/Volume-87-Number-5.cfm.



Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. as the Model of Scholarly Activism: The Lens of Racial History and Comparative Race Relations For Illuminating the Path to Racial Equality, 20 Yale Law & Policy Review 331-339 (2002).



The Buena Vista Social Club: The Racial Politics of Nostalgia, in Latina/o Popular Culture 61-72 (N.Y.U. Press 2002) (book chapter).



Sexual Harassment and Racial Disparity: The Mutual Construction of Race and Gender, 4 U. Iowa J. of Gender, Race & Justice 183-224 (2001) (reprinted in Katharine T. Bartlett, Angela P. Harris, Deborah L. Rhode, Gender and Law: Theory, Doctrine, Commentary 1205 (3d edition 2002).



An Exploration of the Efficacy of Class-Based Approaches to Racial Justice: The Cuban Context, 33 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1135-1171 (2000). Available online at: http://lawreview.law.ucdavis.edu/issues/Vol33/vol33_no4.html. 



Multiracial Discourse: Racial Classifications in an Era of Color-Blind Jurisprudence, 57 Md. L. Rev. 97-173 (1998) (reprinted in Mixed Race America and the Law: A Reader 205-211 (Kevin Johnson ed., NYU Press 2002), and in Juan F. Perea & Richard Delgado, Race and Races: Cases and Resources for a Diverse America 69 (2000)).



Construction of Race and Class Buffers in the Structure of Immigration Controls and Laws , 76 Or. L. Rev. 731-764 (1997) (reprinted in Timothy Davis et al., A Reader on Race, Civil Rights, and American Law: A Multiracial Approach (2001)).



Note, Bias Crime Statutes: The Struggle Against Unconscious Racism in the Prosecution of Racially-Motivated Violence, 99 Yale L.J. 845-864 (1990) (cited in State v. Mitchell,
169 Wis.2d 153, 485 N.W.2d 807, 61 USLW 2035, Wis., June 23, 1992 (NO. 90-2474-CR).

 

Book Reviews and Other Academic Publications:

Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States, 2d edition (forthcoming 2014) entries Mendez v. Westminster (1,000 words); Afro-Latinos (2,000 words), Affirmative Action (1,500 words), Jim Crow (500 words), and Mestizaje/Racial Mixture (1,000 words).

Greenwood Press Encyclopedia of Latino Issues Today, (forthcoming 2014)“Racially Mixed Latinos – Issues of Identity”  (1,500 word entry). 

Book Review Essay "The Legal Challenges of Diversity," 63(4) Journal of Legal Education 740-44 (2014) 

Cengage Learning Inc. Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, 2d edition, (2013) “Discrimination: Constitutional Provisions, Legislation, and Jurisprudence” (5,000 word entry).

Book Review of Mark Goodale’s “The Dilemmas of Modernity: Bolivian Encounters with Law and Liberalism,” 35 Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 252-253 (2010)..

Book Review of Edward E. Telles' “Race in Another America: The Signifcance of Skin color in Brazil,” Diverse Education October 19, 2006.

 

News Publications:

(http://law.fordham.edu/faculty/22406.htm)


New York Times, Room for Debate "'Stereotype Threat' Is Not Easily Countered" April 27, 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/04/27/should-affirmative-action-be-based-on-income/stereotype-threat-is-not-easily-countered-without-affirmative-action


Americas Quarterly, August 01, 2013, "Affirmative Action in the Americas:The hemisphere-wide drive to make equality a human right" http://www.americasquarterly.org/affirmative-action-in-the-americas


New York Times, Room for Debate "A Watered-down Vision of Equality," June 26, 2013

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/06/26/is-the-civil-rights-era-over/a-watered-down-vision-of-equality


SALT Law Blog, Latino/a Law Professors Respond to Inappropriate Race Fallacy, June 27, 2013, http://www.saltlaw.org/blog/

The National Law Journal, June 25, 2013, "What to Celebrate and Lament About the Fisher Decision," ,http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1202608481155&What_to_Celebrate_and_Lament_About_the_Fisher_Decision

Huffington Post, June 14, 2013, "Affirmative Action for the Racist in All of Us," , http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tanya-k-hernandez/affirmative-action-for-th_b_3441704.html

 

New York Times, Room for Debate “Legally Mandate Wage Transparency” March 31, 2013 (http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/03/31/why-has-salary-parity-still-not-happened/legally-mandate-wage-transparency)


Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin America Advisor, “Will Affirmative Action in Brazilian Universities Aid Equality” November 1, 2012 (www.thedialogue.org)


SALT Law blog “Census Racial Categories and the Latino ‘Culture’ of Black Invisibility” October 25, 2012, http://www.saltlaw.org/blog (http://law.fordham.edu/faculty/28295.htm).


New York Times, Room for Debate “We Need Latin American Style Affirmative Action” October 24, 2012 (http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/10/18/shrink-inequality-to-grow-the-economy/we-need-latin-american-style-affirmative-action-for-economic-growth)

Huffington Post, “The View of Affirmative Action from the Other Side of the Americas” October 9, 2012 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tanya-k-hernandez/fischer-v-texas_b_1951278.html)

The New York Times, Room for Debate, June 21, 2011, "Far From Random Bias," (analysis of Supreme Court Wal-Mart v. Betty Dukes decision).

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/06/20/a-death-blow-to-class-action;

http://www.law.fordham.edu/22677.htm.

Black-on-Mexican Violence in Staten Island, NY: The Untold Tale of Turf Defense, National Institute for Latino Policy Guest Commentary, August 24, 2010

(http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nyrhaac/message/212?o=1&d=-1).

 

 Counting Race in Changing Demographics, National Institute for Latino Policy Latino Census Network, Guest Commentary, July 14, 2010

(http://hispanicnewyorkproject.blogspot.com/2010/07/nilp-latino-census-network-counting.html).

Latino, African-American violence on rise since riots, Guest Columnist, Los Angeles Daily News, Sunday April 29, 2007
(
http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=98543831&blogId=260006182).

Roots of Latino/Black Anger, Los Angeles Times, Lead Op Ed, Sunday Jan. 7, 7, 2007, at M1 (http://articles.latimes.com/2007/jan/07/opinion/op-hernandez7).

May 2006 Guest Contributor to BlackProf.com (
www.blackprof.com
).

An American Town Meeting: The Issue is Race, New York Times Letter to the Editor, June 11, 2000, Week in Review Section page 16 (http://www.nytimes.com/2000/06/11/opinion/l-an-american-town-meeting-the-issue-is-race-the-cubans-708623.html).

Checking Off Race, N.Y. Times Letter to the Editor, Nov. 3, 1997, at A22 (http://www.nytimes.com/1997/11/03/opinion/l-checking-off-race-939773.html).

Race vs. Ethnicity, N.Y. Times Letter to the Editor, July 15, 1997 (http://www.nytimes.com/1997/07/15/opinion/l-race-vs-ethnicity-136301.html).

Census Studies Social Impact, Atlanta Constitution Letter to the Editor, July 12, 1997, at 11A.

Over the Rainbow? Puerto Ricans and the “Multiracial” Category in the Year 2000 Census, Crítica: A Journal of Puerto Rican Policy and Politics 1 (Aug. 1996).

“Multiracial Category” May Address Fear Only, N.Y. Times Letter to the Editor, July 15, 1996, at A12 (http://www.nytimes.com/1996/07/15/opinion/l-multiracial-category-may-address-only-fear-087165.html).




Editorial Positions:

Editorial Board Member, Latino Studies Journal (international peer-reviewed academic journal published by Palgrave-Macmillan Press) (2002 – present).

Advisory Committee Member & Peer Review Editor, Journal of Legal Education (2010-2013).

Senior Editor, Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States (editorial supervision of submissions on Race, Laws and Customs) (2002 – 2005).

Employment:

Aug. 2009-present
Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law, NY. Teach Trusts & Wills, Comparative Employment Discrimination, Critical Race Theory, and The Science of Implicit Bias: New Pathways to Social Justice.

Aug. 2007- July 2009
Leroy Sorenson Merrifield Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School, DC. Taught Trusts & Estates, Employment Discrimination, and Critical Race Theory.

Sept. 2001- July 2007
Professor of Law & Justice Frederick Hall Scholar, Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, Newark, NJ. Taught Property, Trusts & Estates, Employment Discrimination, and Race & the Law. Voted Faculty Commencement Speaker by 2004 graduating class.

June - July 2005
Summer In Lyon Program Professor of Law, L.S.U. Summer Abroad Program at the Université Jean-Moulin-Lyon, Lyon France. Taught Critical & Comparative Perspectives on the Laws of Inheritance.


Jan. 2001- May 2001
Visiting Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania School of Law, Philadelphia, PA. Taught Property, and Legal History: Race Relations and the Constitution.

Sept. 2000-December 2000
Visiting Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, NY. Taught Trusts & Estates, and Legal History: Race Relations and the Constitution.

January 2000
Inter-Session Professor of Law, University of Puerto Rico Law School, San Juan, P.R. Taught Winter Inter-Session Course entitled “Critical Perspectives on the Laws of Inheritance.”

June 1995-Sept. 2001
Professor of Law, St. John's University School of Law, Jamaica, NY. Taught Trusts & Estates, Property, Legal History: Race Relations and the Constitution, and The Law and Policy of Health Care Delivery Systems. Tenured Sept. 1, 2000.

June 1993 -June 1995
Staff Attorney, HIV Unit Brooklyn Legal Services, Corp. B, Brooklyn, NY. Litigated in Family & Housing Courts; prepared wills, guardianship documents & medical directives.

Oct. 1992 - June 1993
Fellowship, Center for Reproductive Law & Policy, New York, NY. Litigated challenges to women's health care restrictions and clinic violence.

Sept. 1990-92
Clerkship, U.S. District Judge Jaime Pieras, Jr., Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.


Bar Admissions:
New York; Connecticut; 1st Cir. Ct. of App.; U.S. Dist. Ct. of Puerto Rico.

Awards & Honors:

Selected Fulbright Specialist Roster Candidate for 2013-2018.

Appointed to 2013 Academic Advisory Council for Court Monitor to N.Y.C. "Stop and Frisk" case of Floyd v. City of New York

Elected to the Board of Trustees of the Law & Society organization, 2013

Appointed to the American Bar Foundation, 2011.

Selected Non-resident Faculty Fellow, Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, 2011-2013.

Selected Princeton University Law and Public Affairs Fellow, 2010-2011 (http://lapa.princeton.edu/newsdetail.php?ID=47) (http://law.fordham.edu/17942.htm).

Elected to the American Law Institute, 2009 (
http://law.fordham.edu/newsroom/14921.htm.)

Selected by Hispanic Business Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics of 2007.

"Hate Speech and The Language of Racism in Latin America: A Lens for Reconsidering Global Hate Speech Restrictions and Legislation Models", was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for

 

·         LSN: International & Comparative Law (Topic), on 03/02/2011,

·         LSN: Comparative Law & Analysis (Topic), on 01/12/2011,

·         LSN: Discrimination Law (Topic), on 01/12/2011,

·         Law & Rhetoric eJournal. As of 01/29/2011,

·         Law Educator: Courses, Materials & Teaching eJournal, on 01/16/2011, and

·         LSN: Legal Education (Topic) and Law Educator: Courses, Materials & Teaching eJournal, on 02/11/2011

         

 

          "Latinos at Work: When Color Discrimination Involves More than Color", was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for:

 

·         LSN: Employment Statutes (Topic), on 09/27/2010,

·         Employment Law eJournal, on 10/02/2010,

·         PSN: Politics of Race (Topic), on10/01/2010

 

Research Fellowships:

Law and Public Affairs Fellow, Princeton University, 2010-2011.

Faculty Fellowship, Rutgers University Institute for Research on Women, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2004-05 Seminar "Diversity: Expanding Theory and Practice."

Scholar-in-Residence/Independent Scholar, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Fall 2003.



Research Grants:


Fordham University Research Council, January 2010 grant for research project “Latinos in the Workplace and the Future of Employment Discrimination.”

Inter-American Development Bank, January 2001 grant to research and draft report “The Role of Law and Legal Institutions in Combating Social Exclusion in Latin American Countries” in collaboration with Professor Robert Cottrol.


Organizational Memberships:


Board of  Directors Member, National Institute for Latino Policy; 

Faculty Advisory Board, Fordham University Center for Teaching Excellence;

Member of Law and Society Association;

Member of Latin American Studies Association; and

Member of Association of American Law Schools Sections on: Civil Rights; Comparative Law; Minority Groups; Property Law; and Women in Legal Education.

Planning Committee Member for the Association of American Law School 2010 New Law Teachers Conference;

Executive Committee Member of Association of American Law Schools Minority Law Professors Section (2005-2008);


Foreign Languages
:

Spanish, Portuguese and French.

 

Trusts & Wills Expertise:

Trusts Multistate Essay Exam Lecturer, Illinois BarBri Bar Review, 2010 – present.

N.Y. Trusts Lecturer, BarBri Bar Review, 2006 - present.

American Law Institute, Members Consultative Group on Restatement Third, Property (Wills and Other Donative Transfers); and Restatement Third, Trusts.

New Jersey Law Review Commission Commenter on the Durable Power of Attorney Project, 2009-2010

Association of American Law Schools Jan. 2007 Annual Meeting, Donative Transfers panel discussion “New Perspectives on the Law of Trusts.”

Executive Committee Member, Donative Transfers, Fiduciaries and Estate Planning Section (2000-2005).

Authored, La Buena Fe Legislativa y la Herencia Angloamericana, en Tratado De La Buena Fe en El Derecho, Tomo II, 327-335 (Marcos M. Córdoba, et al. eds., 2004) [Book chapter, Legislative Good Faith and Anglo-American Inheritance Law, in Good Faith in the Law Treatise, vol. II (La Ley Argentina pub.)].

University of Puerto Rico “Death and the Law” Lecture Series Speaker presentation of paper “Cross-Cultural Approaches to Death and Inheritance.” March 2003.

Association of American Law Schools Jan. 2003 Conference, Organizer and Moderator of the Donative Transfers Section panel “The Casebook and Beyond: Incorporating Pluralistic Visions of Trusts and Estates.”

Association of American Law Schools Development Workshop “Defining the Family in the Millennium” Mar. 2001, Trusts and Estates Panel Moderator.

Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting Workshop “Property, Wealth and Inequality,” Jan. 2001, Trusts and Estates Concurrent Session Discussion Leader.

Authored, Association of American Law Schools Donative Transfers Section Development Workshop Proposal, “Defining the Family in the Millennium,” 2000.

Authored, The Property of Death, 60 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 971-1028 (1999) (lead article of issue 4) (cited in Dukeminier, Wills, Trusts, and Estates (8th ed. 2010) and Seals v. H & F, Inc.,
301 S.W.3d 237, Tenn., January 15, 2010 (NO. M200900330SCR23CQ)).


Select Scholarly Presentations

March 24, 2014, Princeton University Thinking About Race Book Series on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, presentation of "Racial Equality Across the Americas."

March 3, 2014, Seattle Law School Book Presentation of "Racial Subordination in Latin America."

February 17, 2014, MALDEF Latino State of the Union televised presentation of "Legal Challenges for Latinas/os in 2014."

February 10, 2014, Albany Law School Book Presentation of "Racial Subordination in Latin America."

February 6, 2014, Barnes & Nobles, Chicago Book presentation of "Racial Subordination in Latin America."

February 3, 2014, Yale Law Journal Symposium on Justice Sotomayor's First Five Years on the Supreme Court, presentation "Sotomayor's Supreme Court Race Jurisprudence - 'Fidelity to the Law.'"

January 30, 2014, Network of Interdisciplinary Investigation & Diffusion on Identities, Racism & Xenophobia in Latin America International Colloquium at UNAM Mexico City, presentation "Racial Subordination in Latin American and Customary Law."

December 6, 2013, Northeast People of Color Scholarship Conference at Univ. of Puerto Rico, panel presentation "Race, Color, Ethnicity and Racial Profiling."

November 22, 2013, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Rapporteurship on the Rights of Persons of African Descent and against Discrimination Forum on Race, Discrimination and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in North America, convened at McGill Univ. Faculty of Law Montreal, presentation of Reinvigorating the Legal Enforcement of Racial Discrimination – The Role of Implicit Bias."

Nov. 1, 2013, Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora Biennial Conference in Dominican Republic, Reader Meets Author discussion of Tanya Hernandez book "Racial Subordination in Latin America."

October 25, 2013, U.C. Berkeley Law Henderson Center for Social Justice Symposium Working for Change: Low-Wage Earners at the Tipping Point, presentation "Implicit Bias and Employment Discrimination Claims."

October 24, 2013, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law & Howard Law School Symposium, D.C., Civil Rights at a Critical Juncture: Confronting Old Conflicts and New Challenges," panel presentation "Alternative Universes? A Look at Affirmative Action in the Americas."

October 18, 2013, Univ. of Minnesota Law School Symposium Civil Rights and Civil Justice: 50 Years Later, presentation of paper "One Path for 'Post-Racial' Employment Discrimination Cases -- Inserting Implicit Bias Research into Social Framework Evidence."

October 11, 2013, Univ. of Miami Center for Hemispheric Policy, Advancing the Inclusion of Latin America and the Caribbean's Ethnic and Racial Minorities, panel presentation "Poverty Alleviation and Empowerment of Minorities in the Political Arena."

October 1, 2013, Bank of New York Mellon, Latin America Management Committee, N.Y., Lecture "Diversity in Latin America -- Adapting to the Changing Landscape."

September 27, 2013, UNLV Law School Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor & Employment Law, presentation "Title VII at Its 50th Anniversary and Its Importance to Labor and Work Law."

September 13, 2013, Global Summit of Afro-descended Mayors and Leaders, Cali Colombia, "Legal Response to Racial Discrimination in Latin America."

July 22, 2013, Inter-American Working Group of the Bringing Human Rights Home Lawyers' Network, Expert Convening on Intersectionality in the Inter-American Human Rights System.

July 19, 2013, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Summer Education Institute 2013 Lecturer on Incorporating Afro-Latino History into K-12 and University Teaching.

June 28, 2013, African American Policy Forum Webinar presentation of "Supreme Court Race Jurisprudence of the 2012-13 Term."

June 12, 2013, U.S. State Department, U.S.-Colombia Action Plan on Racial and Ethnic Equality Plenary Meeting, D.C., "Access to Education in the United States -- The Role of Implicit Bias."

Association of American Law Schools Workshop for Pretenured Minority Law School Teachers, panel presentations “Service: When to Say No, When to Say Yes” June 2013, June 2012, & June 2011; and “Promotion and Tenure: Getting to Yes,” June 2010, June 2009 & June 2008.

June 2, 2013, Law & Society Conference Reader Meets Author discussion of Tanya Hernandez book "Racial Subordination in Latin America."

May 31, 2013, Latin American Studies Association Conference Reader Meets Author discussion of Tanya Hernandez book "Racial Subordination in Latin America."

May 3, 2013, NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies presentation of book: Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law, and the New Civil Rights Response, (Cambridge Univ. Press).

March 11, 2013 Columbia Law School presentation of book: Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law, and the New Civil Rights Response, (Cambridge Univ. Press).

February 28, 2013 Birmingham Civil Rights Institute presentation of book: Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law, and the New Civil Rights Response, (Cambridge Univ. Press).

February 28, 2013 Keynote Address at Cumberland Law School Annual Thurgood Marshall Symposium, “Confronting Modern Barriers to Civil Rights Advocacy in America”

February 8, 2013 Yale Law School Critical Race Theory Conference, “Critical Race Theory in the Courts Today: A Tale of “the Good, the Bad and the Ugly”

January 24, 2013 Schomburg Center for Black Culture presentation of book: Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law, and the New Civil Rights Response, (Cambridge Univ. Press).

November 16, 2012 UNIANDES Law School, Colombia “Sexual Harrassment Litigation and Women of Color in the United States”

November 15, 2013 UNIANDES Law school, Colombia presentation of book: Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law, and the New Civil Rights Response, (Cambridge Univ. Press)

November 2, 2012 Inter-American Dialogue, DC presentation of book: Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law, and the New Civil Rights Response, (Cambridge Univ. Press).

October 24, 2012 NYU Program in Africana Studies presentation of book: Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law, and the New Civil Rights Response, (Cambridge Univ. Press).

Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey CLE presentation, “Coming to a Legal Understanding of Implicit Bias,” May 10, 2012.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation America Healing Conference presentation “The Utility of Critical Race Theory for Understanding Race Relations,” April 26, 2012.

Toledo Law School Cannon Lecture, “Sexual Harassment and Women of Color,” March 26, 2012.

New Jersey State Bar Association CLE presentation “From Implicit Bias to Broader Inclusion in the Legal Profession,” Feb. 29, 2012.

University of Milan (Italy) Law School presentation “Race and Law in the United States,” Nov. 22, 2011.

University of Insubria (Italy) Law School presentation “U.S. Sexual Harassment Law and Women of Color,” Nov. 23, 2011.

Afro-Latino Forum Conference at CUNY Graduate Center, “Afro-Latinos Now! Strategies for Visibility and Action”, panel discussion "Connecting Stories: The Practice of Racial Dialogues," Nov. 4, 2011

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP firm CLE presentation “Employment Discrimination Litigation in a Growing Multiethnic Society,” Sept. 8, 2011.

Hastings Law School Critical Race Theory and Empirical Methods Workshop, Aug. 3, 2011.

Korematsu Center for Law and Equality at Seattle Law School, Intergroup Conflict and Cooperation Research Workshop, presentation “Latino-Black Inter-Ethnic Violence: The Untold Tale of Bias and Turf Defense,” July 30, 2011.

Regional Conference on the International Year for People of African Descent, The Situation of Afro-descendants in the Americas: Prospects and Challenges Hall of the Americas, Organization of American States, Washington D.C. (March 14, 2011), presentation on Racial Discrimination in the Latin American justice systems.

Spain Ministry of Equality Seminar Strategies for Equal Treatment (Antigua, Guatemala) presentation of “The American Model of Civil Rights Law,” Nov. 2010.

Princeton University, Law and Public Affairs Program Seminar presentation "Hate Speech and the Language of Racism in Latin America: A Lens for Reconsidering Hate Speech Legislation Models," Nov. 2010.

University of Texas Austin, presentation “Hate Speech and the Language of Racism in Brazil,” Nov. 2010.

Hue-Man Bookstore, New York, presentation of Afro-Latin@s and the Latino Workplace, in The Afro-Latin@ Reader: History and Culture in the United States 520-526 (2010 Duke Univ. Press book chapter, Juan Flores & Miriam Jimenez Roman, eds.) October 2010.

City of Tallahassee Mayor's Summit on Race, Culture and Human Relations, presentation of "Employment Discrimination in the Age of Diversity," October 2010. 

Association of American Law Schools 2010 Mid-Year Meeting, Workshop on Have We Moved Beyond the Color Line, panel presentation “Counting Race in Changing Demographics” June 2010.

Law and Society, Chair Panel, Author Meets Reader of “Making Anti-Racial Discrimination Law: A Comparative History of Action and Anti-Racial Discrimination Law” by Iyiola Solanke (May 2010).

Yale Law School, presentation of paper “The Role of the State in the Regulation of Race in Latin America” April 14, 2010.

UCLA Law School, Critical Race Studies Symposium, Presentation of paper, “What Not to Wear – Race and Unwelcomeness in Sexual Harassment Law: The Story of Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson,” March 12, 2010.

NYU, Institute of African American Affairs, Shades of Difference: Coloring Ethnicities Panel Discussion, February 25, 2010.

Duke, Latino Studies Program, “Latinos and Blacks in the Workplace and Judicial Misperceptions of Inter-Ethnic Employment Discrimination,” paper presentation, February 22, 2010.

University of Pennsylvania Law School Journal of International Law Symposium, Afro-Descendants and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean: Legal Rights and Realities, “Hate Speech and Racial Discrimination in Latin America,” paper presentation, Feb. 5, 2010.

Organization of American States, Workshop of Experts Regarding Afro-descendants in the Americas, “Hate Speech and Racial Discrimination in Latin America,” paper presentation, January 22, 2010.

Jerome McCristal Culp, Jr. Memorial LatCrit Lecture Keynote Address, “Identity Practice in Praxis: Scholarship and Political Engagement in the Obama-Sotomayor Post-Racial Era,” Oct. 2009.

U.S. Department of Justice Conference, Title VI: Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Legislation and Exploring Current Issues in Enforcement, panel “Issues in Title VI Litigation, Advocacy and Enforcement,” July 2009.

Critical Race Theory 20th Anniversary Conference, University of Iowa, panel presentation “Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act: Where Do We Go From Here?” April 2009.

University of Virginia Legal History Faculty Workshop, “The Role of the State in the Regulation of Race in Post-Emancipation Latin America: the Brazil Case Study," March 2009.

American Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting, Boston, MA., paper presentation “Employment Discrimination in the Ethnically Diverse Workplace – the Role of Institutional Racism,” February 2009.

Santa Clara University Law School, Center for Social Justice and Public Service Spring Diversity Lecture “Employment Discrimination in the Age of ‘Diversity,’” February 2009.

Columbia University Workshop “President Obama: Is this really the Post-Racial Era?” January 2009.

The American Bar Foundation Conference, The Discoveries of the Discrimination Research Group, Stanford Law School, November 2008 (presentation of empirical based research projects in employment discrimination).

University of Colorado Law School Faculty Colloquium, "The Legal History of Whitening in Brazil's Racial Democracy," November 2008.

Legal History Roundtable, Georgetown University Law School, “Citizenship, State and Society in Early 20th Century America,” September 2008.

UC San Diego Conference on Ethnicity, Race and Indigenous Peoples in Latin American and the Caribbean, “Mythologies of Race in Latin America and the United States,” May 2008.

Eastern District of New York Federal Court House Colloquium, “Inter-Ethnic Employment Discrimination and the New Indicators of Racism,” April 2008.

Rutgers University Women's Studies Symposium "Women Redefining The Politics of Power," presentation of paper "The Power of Examining the Mutual Construction of Race and Gender," March 2008.

Smith College Public Lecture, "Race in Comparative Perspective: United States and Latin America," March 2008.

NYU Law School Symposium "Legal and Political Debates for the 21st Century: Can People of Color Become a United Coalition?" March 2008.

Morgan State University Public Lecture, "The Legalization of White Settler Communities in Latin America," February 2008.

Yale Law School, “How to Become a Law Professor,” November 2007.

University of Wisconsin, National Latina/Latino Law Student Association Conference, Keynote Address “Racial Diversity and the Latina/o Voice,” October 2007.

Presentation before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, regarding "Discrimination and Education in Latin America," October 2007.

Latin American Studies Association Conference, panel presentation Reader Meets Author review of “Neither Enemies Nor Friends: Latinos, Blacks, Afro-Latinos” (editors Anani Dzidzienyo & Suzanne Oboler), Sept. 2007.

University of North Carolina Conference on Afro-Latinos panel presentation, July 2007.

Paper presentation “Racial Segregation and Affirmative Action Litigation in Brazil” at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2007.

Paper presentation “Latin Americanization of U.S. Race Relations” at Pontificia Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2007.

Panel discussion, “15 Years After the L.A. Civil Unrest: Lessons Learned?” sponsored by Korean Americans for Political Advancement and the Asian American Alliance of Columbia University, April 2007.

UCLA Law Conference “Critical Race Theory: Mapping the Movement Across Disciplines,” panel discussion on Institutional and Structural Racism, April 2007.

Washington and Lee Law School Faculty Colloquium presentation on Latino Inter-Ethnic Employment Discrimination, February 2007.

UCLA Law School Globalization of Law Colloquium presentation on The Role of the State in Regulating Race in Latin America, October 2006.

U. Minnesota Law School Faculty Colloquium presentation on Latino Inter-Ethnic Employment Discrimination, September 2006.

Columbia Law School Conference “Perspectives on Critical Race Theory” panelist, March 2006.

Yale Law School Teaching Workshop, presentation on how to enter the academy, March 2006.

Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, selected for poster exhibit presentation of article “A Critical Race Feminism Empirical Research Project: Sexual Harassment and the Internal Complaints Black Box,” Jan. 2006.

U.C. Berkeley Center for Race and Gender Conference “Hierarchies of Color: Transnational Perspectives on the Social and Cultural Significance of Skin-tone” presentation of paper “Latinos at Work: Employment Discrimination and the New Agents of Color Bias in the Workplace,” December 2005.

Organization of American States Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs Working Group to Prepare a Draft Inter-American Convention Against Racism and All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance, presentation on “Discrimination and Education in Latin America,” October 2005.

U.C. Davis Law School, The Future of Critical Race Feminism Conference, presentation of paper “Sexual Harassment & Intersectional Empirical Research: The Human Resources Black Box,” April 1, 2005.

Institute for Research on Women, presentation of paper “The Salience of Intersectionality Theory Analysis for Women of All Colors,” March 2005.

Stanford Law School Work-in-Progress presentation, “Latino Inter-Ethnic Discrimination Cases: All People of Color are the Same and Bias-Free in the Eyes of the Law,” February 2005.

Stanford Law School BLSA Conference, Beyond Black Letter Law: Bridging Critical Disparities Confronting Contemporary Black America Conference, presentation on panel “Forging Alliances Across Borders: Issues Confronting the Black Diaspora,” February 2005.

Just the Beginning Foundation African American Judiciary Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, panelist on panel “Redefining Diversity to Achieve Equality After Gratz & Grutter, October 2004.

University of Western Cape, South Africa Rulci/Lat Crit Colloquim on International and Comparative Law, presentation of paper entitled "Inter-Group Power Relations in the Courtroom: The Adjudication of Inter-Ethnic Discrimination Claims," August 2004.

National Conference of La Raza Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Panel - “Afro-Latinos in the U.S.: Emerging Trends and Current Challenges," June 2004.

Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund Latino Policy Forum, “Latinos and the New Culture Wars: The Hispanic Threat to this Country’s National Security, Race Relations and Other Right Wing Fantasies,” April 2004.

University of North Carolina, International Scholars Conference, “From Hispaniola to Brooklyn: Exploring the Caribbean and the Antillean Diaspora,” presentation of paper “Racial Identity & Civil Rights Enforcement in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean,” April 2004.

University of Pennsylvania School of Law Symposium, “Race Jurisprudence and the Supreme Court: Where Do We Go From Here?,” Feb. 2004.

N.Y.U. Law School Colloquim, “Relearning Brown: Applying the Lessons of Brown to the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century,” Feb. 2004.

EEOC Community Forum on Equal Employment Opportunities for Women, N.Y. District Office, Nov. 2003 presentation of research on intersectionality theory and racial disparity in sexual harassment complaint filing.

Hartwick College, Public Lecture October 2003 “Latino Racism and the Future of Civil Rights.”

Duke University, Sept. 2003 presentation of paper “Latin American perspectives on Reparations & Affirmative Action.”

Cornell Law School Feminism and Legal Theory & Practice Workshop, Sept. 2003, presentation of paper “The Salience of Intersectionality for Women of Colors.”

Delegate to the United Nations Regional Workshop on Strategies for the Adoption and Implementation of Policies of Affirmative Action for People of African Descent of the Latin American and Caribbean Region, in Montevideo Uruguay, on behalf of the N.G.O. International Human Rights Law Group, May 2003.

Yale Law School, Law Teaching Panel, presentation for student body on law school teaching as a career, April 2003.

Brown University Conference, “Race, Globalization and the New Ethnic Studies,” presentation of paper “Dissonant Feminism: Sexual Harassment and Race Disparity” March 2003.

American Bar Foundation Conference “Rights and Realities: Legal and Social Scientific Approaches to Employment Discrimination,” presentation of paper “The Intersectionality of Lived Experience and Anti-Discrimination Empirical Research,” Stanford Law School March 2003.

Cornell Law School Feminism and Legal Theory Program Workshop, presentation of paper “Gender Dominance and the World of Romance Tourism,” November 2002.

Brown University Puerto Rican Culture Week Convocation Keynote Speaker, presentation of paper “Latino Barriers to Civil Rights Progress: Internalized Racism of Latinos,” November 2002.

U.C. Berkeley School of Law Social Justice Workshop Paper Presentation, “The Racialism of Gender Dominance,” September 2002.

Columbia University Law School 2002 Paul Robeson Conference presentation on panel “Defining Nationalism and its Effect on Communities of Color Post September 11th,” April 2002.

Women’s Rights Law Reporter Symposium “Celebrating 30 years of Women’s Rights Law: A Tribute to Women Lawyers & Activists,” presentation on panel “Gender, Race, and Sexuality: Historical Themes and Emerging Issues in Women’s Rights Law,” March 2002.

Yale Law School Conference “Race, Values, and the American Legal Process,” presentation on panel “Race, Values, Gender & Sexuality,” February 2002.

Georgetown Law School 8th Annual Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference “Multiracial Voices: Remembrance, Resistance, and Revolution,” presentation on Human Rights Panel, January 2002.

“Race Mixture in the Americas: The Social and Legal Connections – A Conversation Across Disciplines,” Nov. 2001 symposium organized by myself and Prof. Taunya Lovell Banks at American University Washington College of Law.

The United Nations Association of Cuba, May 2001, Conference on “Ethics, Culture, Development, International Law and the United Nations” (presentation of paper “Modest Suggestions for the United Nations World Conference Against Racism”).

Yale Law School, April 2001, presentation of paper “Comparative Approaches to Race and Civil Rights in the U.S. and Latin America” before the Women of Color Reading Group Seminar.

Cornell Law School Feminism and Legal Theory Project on “Inclusion and Exclusion,” Nov. 2000 (presentation of paper “Sexual Harassment and Racial Disparity: The Mutual Construction of Gender and Race”).

New York University Law School Race Legal Scholarship Seminar, Mar. 2000, (presentation of paper “An Exploration of the Efficacy of Class-Based Approaches to Racial Justice: The Cuban Context”).

University of Michigan Symposium, March 2000, “Identities in the Year 2000 and Beyond” (presentation on the legal issues surrounding the census).

Latin American Studies Association, March 2000, panel “Law, Identity, and Racial Hierarchy: Perspectives on the Afro-Latin Experience.”

University of Iowa Symposium, Oct. 1999, “A Critical Legal Perspective on Entertainment: Sports, Sex and Identity” (presentation of paper “Sex Tourism: Globalization and the Commodification of Women of Color”).

American Society for Legal History Annual Conference, Oct. 1999, “Afro- Latinos and Racial Formation.”

Yale Law School Critical Race Theory Conference, Nov. 1997, “The Future of the Concept of ‘Race.’”

Brown University Wayland Collegium Lecture, Oct. 1997, “Law, Society and Racial Discourse in the Americas.”