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Reimagining the Latinx Experience in America: Professor Laura Gómez on Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism

Laura Gómez is Professor of Law and Faculty Director of UCLA Law’s Critical Race Studies (CRS) Program, the first specialized program of study on race and law for law students in the nation.  In 2000, Professor Gómez founded CRS and became the second Latina tenured at a top-20 U.S. law school.  She holds joint appointments in UCLA’s Sociology Department and the Department of Chicana & Chicano Studies and Central American Studies.  Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of law, race, politics, and inequality both historically and today. She has published numerous articles, book chapters, op-ed commentaries, and authored several books, including her latest, Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism published in 2020 by The New Press.

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