Patricia J Williams is the James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia University, Columbia School of Law. Professor Williams has published widely in the areas of race, gender, and law, and on other issues of legal theory and legal writing. Her books include The Alchemy of Race and Rights; The Rooster’s Egg; and Seeing a ColorBlind Future: The Paradox of Race. She is a columnist at The Nation, a MacArthur fellow, and serves on the Board of Trustees, Wellesley College.
The Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Lectures, established in 2012 and administered by the Department of African American Studies at Yale, will annually invite a world-renowned scholar from the diverse field of African Diaspora Studies to present an original lecture to the University and New Haven communities. These lectures are endowed in the spirit of excellence that Professor Gates (Yale ’73) brought to the Yale community, particularly in African American Studies, during his years of undergraduate study and while on the faculty.
The Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Lectureship is made possible through the generous support of Daniel and Joanna S. Rose.
Sponsored by the African American Studies Department and the Whitney Humanities Center.