Intergroup Conflict and Cooperation Book Project

The Korematsu Center's second book project will begin in Spring 2010 and will include a guest editor, Greg Robinson, a historian based in Canada.

The Intergroup Conflict and Cooperation Project will engage scholars from different disciplines in the discussion of "Intergroup Conflict and Cooperation" through a set of interrelated questions:

  1. What causes individuals to experience conflict/cooperation in group interactions and settings?
  2. What are the social considerations underlying group conflict or cooperation?
  3. How does law underwrite or disrupt intergroup conflict/cooperation?
  4. If groupness is experienced along racial lines, how do other axes such as class, gender, sexuality, disabiltiy, etc. impact the dynamics of conflict/cooperation?

Further examination of topics include:

  1. Alliances for civil rights;
  2. Debates over affirmative action;
  3. Alliances and factions regarding immigration;
  4. Mass media and production and challenge of group stereotyping

Convener:

Contributors

Law:

Non-law:

Greg Robinson

Greg Robinson

Greg Robinson, Professor of History at Université du Québec À Montréal. he is a specialist in North American Ethnic STudies and U.S. Political History, and teaches courses on African American history, Twentieth-Century U.S. Foreign Policy, and American Immigration History.

Robert S. Chang

Robert S. Chang

Robert S. Chang is a Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law. He writes primarily in the area of race and interethnic relations and is the Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality.

Tanya Hernandez

Tanya K. Hernandez

Tanya K. Hernandez is a Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law. Her primary areas of interest include Comparative Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, Critical Race Theory, Latin American Studies, Latino Studies, Ethnic Studies, Trusts and Estates, and Comparative Inheritance Law.

Taunya Lovell Banks

Taunya Lovell Banks

Taunya Lovell Banks is the Jacob A. France Professor of Equality Jurisprudence at the University of Maryland School of Law. She writes about the continuing impact of gender, race, racial formation, and racial hierarchies on the quest for social equality.

Eric Yamamoto

Eric K. Yamamoto

Eric K. Yamamoto is an internationally-recognized law professor at the University of Hawai'i William S. Richardson School of Law. He is known for his legal work and scholarship on civil rights and racial justice, with an emphasis on redress for historic injustice. He also specializes in the field of complex litigation.

Devon Carbado

Devon W. Carbado

Devon Carbado, is a Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law and recently served as the Vice Dean of the Faculty. He writes in the areas of critical race theory, employment discrimination, criminal procedure, constitutional law, and identity.

Cheryl Greenberg

Cheryl Greenberg

Cheryl Greenberg is the Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of History Trinity College. Her areas of expertise include African American history, Race and ethnicity in the US, 20th century US history, and Civil rights.

Scott Kurashige

Scott Kurashige

Scott Kurashige is an Associate Professor of American Culture at the University of Michigan. His fields of study include Asian American history, U.S. urban history, Los Angeles, Detroit, comparative race and ethnicity, African American history, and social movements.

George Sanchez

George Sanchez

George Sanchez is Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity, and History at the University of Southern California, where he also serves as Director of College Diversity. Professor Sanchez researches historical and contemporary topics of race, gender, ethnicity, labor, and immigration.

Steve Steinberg

Steve Steinberg

Steve Steinberg is a Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York's Urban Studies Department. He is an internationally renowned authority on race and ethnicity in the United States.

Clarence Walker

Clarence Walker

Clarence Walker is a Professor of History at the University of California, Davis.  His research interests include Black American history: 1450-Present; 19th Century social and political history of the United States, History of Sexuality, and Film and Popular Culture.