Angela P. Harris

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Angela P. Harris
Born 1961
Alma mater University of Chicago
Main interests
Legal scholar
Principal ideas
Feminist legal scholarship
Notable awards
2008 Clyde Ferguson Award from the Association of American Law Schools Minority Section

Angela P. Harris (born 1961)[1] is a legal scholar at UC Davis School of Law, in the fields of critical race theory, feminist legal scholarship, and criminal law. She held the position of professor of law at UC Berkeley School of Law, joining the faculty in 1988. In 2009, Harris joined the faculty of the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School as a visiting professor. In 2010, she also assumed the role of acting vice dean for research and faculty development.[2] In 2011, she accepted an offer to join the faculty at the UC Davis School of Law, and began teaching as a professor of law in the 2011–12 academic year.[3]


Harris earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1981, and her M.A. (1983) and J.D. (1986) from the University of Chicago. She clerked for Judge Joel Flaum of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and worked as an attorney for the law firm of Morrison and Foerster. She was tenured at Berkeley in 1992[4]


Harris has won the Rutter Award for Teaching Distinction (2003; established 1995),[5] and the 2003 Matthew O. Tobriner Public Service Award, a San Francisco Bay Area award, for commitment to academic diversity and legal mentoring. In 2008, Harris won the Clyde Ferguson Award from the Association of American Law Schools Minority Section.

Selected bibliography[edit]


  • Harris, Angela P.; Bartlett, Katharine (1998). Gender and law: theory, doctrine, commentary. New York: Aspen Law & Business. ISBN 9781567067408. 
  • Harris, Angela P.; Delgado, Richard; Stefancic, Jean; Perea, Juan F.; Wildman, Stephanie M. (2000). Race and races: cases and resources for a diverse America (2nd ed.). St. Paul, Minnesota: West Group. ISBN 9780314227096. 
  • Harris, Angela P.; Valdes, Francisco; McCristal Culp, Jerome (2002). Crossroads, directions, and a new critical race theory. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. ISBN 9781566399302. 
  • Harris, Angela P.; Jordan, Emma Coleman (2006). When markets fail: race and economics: cases and materials. New York: Foundation Press. ISBN 9781587789557. 
  • Harris, Angela P.; Jordan, Emma Coleman (2006). A woman's place is in the marketplace: gender and economics: cases and materials. New York: Foundation Press. ISBN 9781587789564. 
  • Harris, Angela P.; Jordan, Emma Coleman (2006). Cultural economics: markets and culture: cases and materials. New York, New York St. Paul, Minnesota: Foundation Press Thomson/West. ISBN 9781587789571. 
  • Harris, Angela P.; Jordan, Emma Coleman (2011). Economic justice: race, gender, identity and economics: cases and materials (2nd ed.). New York, New York St. Paul, Minnesota: Foundation Press Thomson/West. ISBN 9781599419589. 
  • Harris, Angela P.; Muhs, Gabriella Gutiérrez y; Flores Niemann, Yolanda; González, Carmen G. (2012). Presumed incompetent: the intersections of race and class for women in academia. Boulder, Colorado: University Press of Colorado. ISBN 9780874219227. 
  • Harris, Angela P. (2013). Race and equality law. Farnham, Surrey, England Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate. ISBN 9781409437185. 
  • Harris, Angela P.; Lee, Cynthia (2014). Criminal law: cases and materials. St. Paul, Minnesota: West Academic Publishing. ISBN 9780314282866. 

Chapters in books[edit]

Journal articles[edit]

  • Harris, Angela P. (February 1990). "Race and essentialism in feminist legal theory". Stanford Law Review 42 (3): 581–616. doi:10.2307/1228886. JSTOR 1228886. 
  • Espinoza, Leslie; Harris, Angela P. (October 1997). "Afterword: Embracing the tar-baby. LatCrit theory and the sticky mess of race". California Law Review 85 (5): 1585–1645. doi:10.2307/3481066. JSTOR 3481066. 


  1. ^ "Harris, Angela P., 1961-". Library of Congress. Retrieved 8 September 2014. data sheet (b. 1961) 
  2. ^ Faculty & Staff - University at Buffalo Law School, retrieved 6 October 2011 
  3. ^ Prominent Faculty From UC Berkeley, UC Hastings and Arizona Join UC Davis,, retrieved 6 October 2011 
  4. ^ Guerrero, Andrea (2002). Silence at Boalt Hall the dismantling of affirmative action. Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 177. ISBN 9780520936348. 
  5. ^ Angela Harris Wins Rutter Award for Teaching Distinction, UC Berkeley 2003 news, retrieved October 6, 2011