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Sumi Cho

  • scho@depaul.edu
  • Associate Dean for Non-JD Programs; Professor of Law
  • Full-time
  • (312) 362-8082
  • 714 Lewis Center

Professor Cho employs a critical race feminist approach to her work on affirmative action, sexual harassment, legal history, and civil rights. She was the principal investigator for a Civil Liberties Public Education Fund grant on the first coordinated legal research on Japanese American interment, redress, and reparations. The AALS Minority Groups section honored her with the first Junior Faculty Award. Professor Cho has served as a visiting professor at the University of Michigan and University of Iowa law schools. She currently serves on the board of directors for LatCrit. Professor Cho holds a JD and a PhD in ethnic studies from the University of California at Berkeley.

Education

BA, JD and PhD (Ethnic Studies), University of California at Berkeley

Courses Taught

  • Critical Race Theory Seminar
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Race, Racism & U.S. Law
  • Remedies

Publications

  • Articles
  • Book Chapters

Articles

2014 Intersectionality and the Third Reconstruction, 5 Freedom Center J. 21 (2014). string;#Click Here
2014 Revelations: Commemorating the Theoretical, Methodological and Political Contributions of Professor Montoya’s Máscaras, 32 Chic.-Lat. L. Rev. 41 (2014). string;#
2013 With Kimberlé Crenshaw and Leslie McCall, Intersectionality Studies: Introduction, in Special Issue on Intersectionality, 38 Signs: J. Women in Culture & Soc'y 785 (2013). string;#Click Here
2012 With Gil Gott, Cluster Introduction: Culture, Knowledge, Law, and Community Countering New Sovereignty with Knowledge, 22 Berkeley La Raza L.J. 67 (2012) string;#Click Here
2012 Becoming Asian American and the Magic of Historical Accident, 90 Or. L. Rev. 1203 (2012). string;#Click Here
2011 With F. Valdes, Critical Race Materialism: Theorizing Justice in the Wake of Global Neoliberalism, 43 Conn. L. Rev. 1513 (2011). string;#Click Here
2009 Post-racialism, 94 Iowa L. Rev. 1589 (2009). string;#Click Here
2008 Embedded Whiteness: Theorizing Exclusion in Public Contracting, 19 Berkeley La Raza L.J. 5 (2008). string;#Click Here
2006 "Unwise," "Untimely" and "Extreme": Redefining Collegial Culture in the WorkPlace and Revaluing the Role of Social Change, 39 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 805 (2006). string;#Click Here
2005 From Massive Resistance, To Passive Resistance, To Righteous Resistance: Understanding The Culture Wars From Brown To Grutter, 7 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 809 (2005). string;#Click Here
2002 Understanding White Women’s Ambivalence Towards Affirmative Action: Theorizing Political Accountability in Coalitions, 71 UMKC L. Rev. 399 (2002) string;#Click Here
2000 With Robert Westley, Critical Race Coalitions: Key Movements that Performed the Theory, 33 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1377 (2000). string;#Click Here
1999 Power, Pedagogy, & Praxis: Moving the Classroom to Action, Introduction to the SALT Conference, 32 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 697 (1999). string;#Click Here
1998 Redeeming Whiteness in the Shadow of Internment: Earl Warren, Brown, and a Theory of Racial Redemption, 40 B.C. L. Rev. 73 (1998), reprinted in 19 B.C. Third World L.J. 73 (1999). string;#Click Here
1998 With G. Chin, M. Hsieh, and D. Malamud, Rethinking Racial Divides--Panel on Affirmative Action, 4 Mich. J. Race & L. 195 (1998). string;#Click Here
1997 Essential Politics, 2 Harv. Latino L. Rev. 433 (1997). string;#Click Here
1997 Converging Stereotypes in Racialized Sexual Harassment: Where the Model Minority Meets Suzie Wong, 1 J. Gender, Race & Just. 177 (1997), reprinted in Critical Race Feminism 203 (Adrien Wing, ed., New York University Press, 1997), reprinted as Asian Pacific American Women and Racialized Sexual Harassment, in Making More Waves 164 (Asian Women United/Elaine Kim et al., eds., Beacon Press, 1997), reprinted in Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge (R. Delgado and J. Stefancic, eds., 2nd ed. Temple University Press, 2000). string;#Click Here
1997 Multiple Consciousness and the Diversity Dilemma, 68 U. Colo. L. Rev. 1035 (1997). string;#Click Here
1997 Converging Stereotypes in Racialized Sexual Harassment: Where the Model Minority Meets Suzie Wong, 1 J. GENDER, RACE & JUST. 177 (1997). string;#Click Here
1996 With G. Chin, J. Kang, and F. Wu, Beyond Self-Interest: Asian Pacific Americans Towards a Community of Justice, 5 UCLA Asian Pac. Am. L. J. 129 (1996). string;#Click Here

Book Chapters

2010 With G. Gott , The Racial Sovereign, in Sovereignty, Emergency, Legality 182 (A. Sarat ed., Cambridge University Press 2010) string;#
2002 With R. Westley, Historicizing Critical Race Theory’s Cutting Edge: Key Movements that Performed the Theory, in Crossroads, Directions, and a New Critical Race Theory 32 (Frank Valdes, Jerome Culp and Angela Harris, eds., Temple University Press, 2002), reprinted in 33 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1377 (2000), excerpted in Social Justice: Professionals, Communities and Law, Cases and Materials (Martha R. Mahoney, John O. Calmore, Stephanie M. Wildman eds., Thomson West, 2002). string;#Click Here
2002 Redeeming Whiteness in the Shadow of Internment: The Racial Redemption of Earl Warren, in Total War and the Law: The American Home Front in World War II 75 (Daniel R. Ernst and Victor Jew, eds., Praeger, 2002), excerpted in Race, Rights And Liberty: The Law Of Japanese American Internment And Redress (Eric Yamamoto, et. al., eds., 2002), exerpted in Law Through Asian American Eyes: A Critical Inquiry for Multi-Racial America (Eric Yamamoto, Chris Iijima, & Angela Oh, eds., 2003). string;#Click Here
2002 Symposium, Denying Discrimination in the Courts: Summary Judgment in Academic Employment Cases, in Keeping Our Faculties Symposium Proceedings 13 (Rita Bashaw and Anita Rios, eds., University of Minnesota, Office of the Vice President and Executive Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Programs, 2002). string;#
1997 Converging Stereotypes in Racialized Sexual Harassment: Where the Model Minority Meets Suzie Wong, in Critical Race Feminism 203 (Adrien Wing, ed., New York University Press, 1997), reprinted as Asian Pacific American Women and Racialized Sexual Harassment, in Making More Waves 164 (Asian Women United/Elaine Kim et al., eds., Beacon Press, 1997), reprinted in Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge (R. Delgado and J. Stefancic, eds., 2nd ed. Temple University Press, 2000). string;#
1996 Confronting the Myths: Asian Pacific American Faculty in Higher Education, in Affirmative Action and Discrimination: Proceedings from the Ninth Annual Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education Conference 31 (Ling-chi Wang, eds., APHE, 1996). string;#
1993 Korean Americans vs. African Americans: Conflict and Construction, Chapter 13 in Reading Rodney King/Reading Urban Uprising (Robert Gooding-Williams, ed., Routledge, 1993), reprinted in Chapter 51 of Race, Class and Gender (Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins, eds., Wadsworth, 2nd ed. 1995). string;#