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  • Tanya Katerí Hernández
  • Tanya Katerí Hernández Presents "Racial Innocence: Unmasking Latino Anti-Black Bias and the Struggle for Equality"
  • December 1, 2022
  • 5:30-7 pm, Barnes & Noble at Rutgers
  • In an event co-hosted by Insurgent Intersections: Combating Global Anti-Blackness and the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, we are thrilled to welcome Dr. Tanya Katerí Hernández for a presentation on her newest book, Racial Innocence: Unmasking Latino Anti-Black Bias and The Struggle for Equality, published in 2022 by Beacon Press. We invite you to join us for an author-meets-critic book talk followed by a book signing. This event will be hosted in-person at the Barnes & Noble at Rutgers (100 Somerset St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901). 


  • Bio:

    Tanya Katerí Hernández is the Archibald R. Murray Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law, where she teaches Anti-Discrimination Law, Comparative Employment Discrimination, Critical Race Theory, The Science of Implicit Bias and the Law: New Pathways to Social Justice, and Trusts & Wills. She received her A.B. from Brown University, and her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she served as Note Topics Editor of the Yale Law Journal.

    Professor Hernández is an internationally recognized comparative race law expert and Fulbright Scholar who has visited at the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, in Paris and the University of the West Indies Law School, in Trinidad. She has previously served as a Law and Public Policy Affairs Fellow at Princeton University, a Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University; a Faculty Fellow at the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, and as a Scholar in Residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Professor Hernández is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the American Law Institute, and the Academia Puertorriqueña de Jurisprudencia y Legislación. Hispanic Business Magazine selected her as one of its annual 100 Most Influential Hispanics. Professor Hernández serves on the editorial boards of the Revista Brasileira de Direito e Justiça/Brazilian Journal of Law and Justice, and the Latino Studies Journal published by Palgrave-Macmillian Press.

    Professor Hernández’s scholarly interest is in the study of comparative race relations and anti-discrimination law, and her work in that area has been published in numerous university law reviews like Cornell, Harvard, N.Y.U., U.C. Berkeley, Yale and in news outlets like the New York Times, among other publications including her books Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law and the New Civil Rights Response (including Spanish and Portuguese translation editions), Brill Research Perspectives in Comparative Law: Racial Discrimination, and Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination. Her most recent book from Beacon Press is Racial Innocence: Unmasking Latino Anti-Black Bias and The Struggle for Equality


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