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.
-  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