Angela Harris and the Racial Politics of Masculinity: Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, and the Dilemmas of Desiring Whiteness

This Festschrift Essay uses the Trayvon Martincontroversy as an opportunity to reflect on the insights Angela Harris’s scholarship provides about the dialogic relationshipbetween race, masculinity, and the criminal law. After surveying Harris’s contributions to critical race theory, masculinity studies, and feminist legal theory, this Essay distills some of her insights into a “masculinity studies toolkit” […]

Innocence Interrupted: Reconstructing Fatherhood in the Shadow of Child Molestation Law

This Article shows why criminal law should be regarded as parenting law, as child molestation statutes formally categorized as criminal statutes are increasingly being used to regulate parents’ behavior as they engage in mundane childcare practices. In the hands of legal decision-makers, these laws end up being enforced in ways that reinstantiate traditional gender norms. […]