Collaborative Research Networks

CRN12  Critical Research on Race and the Law


Andrea Freeman, Gregory Parks

The CRN on Critical Research on Race and the Law is “critical” in at least two different senses. It reflects an urgency to expand the socio-legal studies research agenda to include race and racial inequality more prominently. It also showcases some of the most exciting work in the legal academy under the Critical Race Theory and eCRT (Critical Race Theory and empirical methodology) rubrics. Law and society scholars are drawing increasingly upon studies of race and ethnicity from diverse disciplines that incorporate cultural studies and/or critical theory. Scholars in history, sociology, anthropology, and other fields are doing innovative studies that center race, racial inequality, and systems of racial classification that support and intersect with the work of scholars of law and legal institutions. The Critical Research on Race and the Law CRN serves as a space where scholars interested in race and the law can engage each others’ research projects and network.


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