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UI's Wing edits new anthology on race, gender, law and power
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The nation's leading African-American, Latina, and Asian-American
women law scholars offer their views on race, gender, power and law in a new
collection of essays edited by Adrien K. Wing, professor of law at the University
"Critical Race Feminism: A Reader," published by New York University
Press, is an anthology of essays by more than three dozen women of color on
topics such as criminal justice, parenting and sexual harassment, life in
the workplace, motherhood, and a range of other issues.
Contributors include Anita Hill, a former professor of law at the University
of Oklahoma who testified before a Senate committee in 1991 that then-Supreme
Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her; Lani Guinier, professor
of law at the University of Pennsylvania whose 1993 nomination by President
Clinton to be assistant Attorney General for civil rights erupted in a controversy
over Guinier's scholarly work on race and the electoral process; and Kathleen
Neal Cleaver, professor of law at Emory University and a former member of
the Black Panthers.
The volume includes a foreword by Derrick Bell.
Wing, who also contributed three essays in the new anthology, joined the
UI law faculty in 1987 as an associate professor. She was named full professor
in 1993, the first black female tenured professor at the College of Law and,
at the time, the youngest female full professor at the UI. She teaches Constitutional
Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Race, Racism and the Law, and Critical
Wing holds a law degree from Stanford University.
"Critical Race Feminism" is available from New York University
Press for $24.95 in paperback or $65 clothbound. For more information, contact
NYU Press at 70 Washington Square South, New York, N.Y. 10012; 1-800-996-NYUP
(6987); or visit the website: http://www.nyu.edu/pages/nyupress/index.html/