Tanya K. Hernández

Tanya K. Hernández

Archibald R. Murray Professor of Law, Fordham University

Tanya Katerí Hernández teaches anti-discrimination law, Critical Race Theory, and trusts and wills. She is an internationally recognized comparative race law expert and Fulbright Scholar. She has previously served as a Law and Public Policy Affairs Fellow at Princeton University, a faculty fellow at the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University; a faculty fellow at the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, and as a scholar in residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Hernández’s book, "Racial Innocence: Unmasking Latino Anti-Black Bias and the Struggle for Equality," is the first comprehensive book on anti-Black violence in the Latinx community.

Tanya K. Hernández speaking at Luminaries in Law (9/2022)
Tanya K. Hernández (left) and Dean Tony Varona (9/2022)
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