Sessions Information

  • January 4, 2020
    3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
    Room: Roosevelt 5
    Floor: Exhibition Level

    This panel gathers scholars working within critical legal theory to compare different processes of racialized practices that subordinate certain groups in distinct social-legal contexts. A variety of case studies will be analyzed to address the question of the costs and benefits of comparativism when it comes to the study of race in contemporary legal systems. In the European context, panelists will discuss courts’ resistance to conceptualizing and addressing racial and ethnic prejudice, the subjugation of the Roma by white power structures, and the challenges faced by critical race theory as an academic movement. Outside of Europe, a global critical race feminist view will be presented, emphasizing how Muslim women both inside and outside the United States have been subordinated in the Trumpian era. Finally, the connection between “public order” offenses and racialized notions of gender, disability, and class will be examined in the United States and Brazil.
    The Section held a virtual business meeting prior to the Annual Meeting. 

Session Speakers
Organization: Syracuse University College of Law

Organization: University of Connecticut School of Law

Organization: University of California Santa Cruz

Organization: University of Connecticut School of Law

Organization: Central European University Department of Legal Studies

Organization: University of Iowa College of Law

Session Fees
  • [5450] Africa and European Law Joint Program, Co-Sponsored by Civil Rights - Critical Race Theory in a Global Context: Practices and Discourses of Racialization Across Borders: $0.00