Faculty Profiles

Cheryl Harris

Cheryl I. Harris

Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Professor in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
B.A. Wellesley, 1973
J.D. Northwestern, 1978.
UCLA Faculty Since 1998

Articles and Chapters

Intersectionality at 30: Mapping the Margins of Anti-Essentialism, Intersectionality, and Dominance Theory (with Devon Carbado), 132 Harvard Law Review 2193 (2019). Full Text
Back to the Future: Recentering the Political Outsider, 118 Columbia Law Review Online 153 (2018). Full Text
Fisher's Foibles: From Race and Class to Class Not Race, 64 UCLA Law Review Discourse 648 (2017). Full Text
Ricci v. Destefano: Lost at the Intersection, 91 Denver University Law Review 1121 (2015). Full Text
Limiting Equality: The Divergence and Convergence of Title VII and Equal Protection, 2014 University of Chicago Legal Forum 95 (2014).
Undocumented Criminal Procedure (with Devon Carbado), 58 UCLA Law Review 1543-1616 (2011). Full Text
Reading Ricci: Whitening Discrimination, Racing Test Fairness (with Kimberly West-Faulcon), 58 UCLA Law Review 73-165 (2010). Full Text
The New Racial Preferences (with Devon Carbado), California Law Review 1139-1214 (2008). Full Text
'Too Pure an Air:' Somerset's Legacy from Anti-slavery to Colorblindness, 13 Texas Wesleyan Law Review 439-58 (2007).
Whitewashing Race: Scapegoating Culture, 94 California Law Review 907-943 (2006). Reviewing Whitewashing Race: The Myth of a Color-Blind Society, by Michael K. Brown.
In the Shadow of Plessy, 7 Journal of Constitutional Law 867 (2005).
The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson: The Death and Resurrection of Racial Formalism, in Constitutional Law Stories (edited by Michael Dorff, Foundation Press, 2004).
Book Review, Mining in Hard Ground, 116 Harvard Law Review 2487-2539 (2003). Reviewing The Miner’s Canary, by Lani Guinier and Gerald Torres.
What the Supreme Court did not Hear in Grutter and Gratz, 51 Drake Law Review 697-713 (2003).
Critical Race Studies: An Introduction, 49 UCLA Law Review 1215-39 (2002).
Equal Treatment and the Reproduction of Inequality, 69 Fordham Law Review 1753-83 (2001).
Re-Imagining Community, 47 UCLA Law Review 1839-42 (2000).
Sojourner Truth, in Encyclopedia of the American Constitution 2nd ed. (edited by Leonard W. Levy, Kenneth L. Karst et al., Macmillan, 2000).
On Visual Oral History: Meditations on Kerry James Marshall's "Mementos", The Renaissance Society (1999).
Finding Sojourner's Truth: Race, Gender and the Institution of Slavery, 18 Cardozo Law Journal 309-409 (1997).
Myths of Race and Gender in the Trials of O.J. Simpson and Susan Smith–Spectacles of Our Times, 35 Washburn Law Journal 225-53 (1996).
Whiteness as Property, 106 Harvard Law Review 1709-91 (1993). Edited version reprinted in Critical Race Theory: Key Writings That Formed a Movement (edited by Crenshaw, Gotanda, et al., New Press, 1997). Full Text
Law Professors of Color and the Academy, 68 Chicago-Kent Law Review 331 (1992). Reprinted in Critical Race Feminism (edited by A. Wing, NYU Press, 1997).


Look Before You Leap (with Walter R. Allen), National Law Journal (Oct. 22, 2007).
A Roundtable Discussion with Paul Brest, Cheryl I. Harris, Kirk O. Kolbo, Dennis J. Shields & Shelli D. Soto (with Paul Brest, Kirk O. Kolbo, Deniss J. Shields, and Shelli D. Soto), 51 Drake Law Review 761-74 (2003).
Closing Remarks: Reimagining Community, 47 UCLA Law Review 1839-42 (2000).
Book Review, Bell’s Blues, 60 University of Chicago Law Review 783-93 (1993). Reviewing Faces at the Bottom of the Well, by Derrick Bell.
African Americans and the Right to Self-Determination: The Duties Associated with the Right to Self-Determination, 17 Hamline Law Review 60 (1993).
Impact of the End of the Cold War on Africa, 48 The Guild Practitioner (1991).