This Easter Term we had a thrilling set of CRASSH Impact events on Law, Race, Gender and Public Policy (2 – 4 May 2017), starring Patricia J. Williams (Columbia), one of the most stirring theorists of law and race in the USA today, along with Paul Gilroy (King’s College London), Britain's most distinguished theorist of race, and Heidi Safia Mirza (Goldsmiths), a pioneering researcher into race, faith and gender.
Patricia Williams is the James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia University and writes a regular column for The Nation. Her books include The Alchemy of Race and Rights, The Rooster’s Egg and Seeing a Color-Blind Future: The Paradox of Race. On 3 May 2017, Professor Williams presented a riveting public lecture on the legal language of abortion and surrogacy, titled 'Other People's Children'.
Other events in the Law, Race, Gender and Public Policy series included a conversation between Paul Gilroy and Patricia Williams (2 May 2017) and a conversation between Patricia Williams and Heidi Mirza (4 May 2017).