- Ph.D. in Political Science, University of California, San Diego
- M.A. in Political Science, Claremont Graduate University
- B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science, Macalester College
Critical Race Theory, Law and Society, Law and Humanities, Contemporary Political Theory, Critical Theory, African American Political Thought.
- POLI 124: Race in American Politics
- POLI 140: Introduction to Political Theory
- POLI 141: Politics of Race and American Popular Film
- POLI142: Marxism and Post-Marxism.
- POLI 143: Civil Liberties and Fundamental Rights
- POLI 144: Legal Storytelling and the Rule of Law
- POLI145: Race, Violence, and the Law
- POLI 190: Senior Seminar
- Core I: Culture, Knowledge and Representation
- Core I: Histories of the Present: Violence
- Core I: Histories of the Present: Human Nature and Human Difference
Is Racial Equality Unconstitutional? (Oxford University Press, 2018)
Articles and Reviews:
- "Remembering Massive Resistance to School Desegregation," Law and History Review Vol. 31, No. 3 (August 2013) pp491 - 530.
- "Review: Fugitive Slave on Trial: The Anthony Burns Case and Abolitionist Outrage, Earl Maltz," Law and Politics Book Review, Volume 21, No. 7 (July 2011) pp439-445.
- "Plessy as Passing: Judicial Responses to Ambiguously Raced Bodies in Plessy v. Ferguson," Law and Society Review, Volume 39, Number 3 (2005).
- "Review: Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?, Okin et al," Women's Studies (2001).
- "History Died For Our Sins: Guilt and Responsibility in Hollywood Redemption Histories," Journal of American Culture, Winter (1999).
- "Their Word Was to be My Law": Frederick Douglass and the Problem of Legal Meaning (in progress).
- "Constitutive Racism and the Living Constitution" (in progress).
Awards and Honors
- Scripps College Faculty Sabbatical Research Fellowship (2012)
- Mary W. Johnson Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching (2008, 2011. 2016)
- National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (UCSD,1996-2000)