What do surrogacy, civil rights, and climate change have in common? Ask Patricia Williams, and the answer is contract law.
Williams is a lawyer who has authored several books on critical race theory and gender theory, and has a long-running monthly column in the political and cultural magazine The Nation. She’s working on two more books about our unique global, political moment (and hosting a conversation at Northeastern about it Thursday). She has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and other news outlets. She was named a MacArthur “genius” fellow in 2000.
Announcing her appointment, James Hackney, dean of the School of Law, hailed Williams as “a leading figure in the legal academy, and one of the preeminent social theorists of our time.”