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khiara bridges

Khiara M. Bridges

Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Anthropology
BA, summa cum laude, Spelman College
JD, Columbia Law School
PhD, with distinction, Columbia University

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Phone: 617-358-6187

Areas of Expertise:

  • Critical Race Theory
  • Reproductive Rights
  • Equal Protection
  • Fundamental Rights Analysis Under the Due Process Clause

Recent Course Topics:

  • Critical Race Theory
  • Criminal Law
  • Advanced Constitutional Law: The Fourteenth Amendment


Khiara M. Bridges has written many articles concerning, race, class, reproductive rights, and the intersection of the three. Her scholarship has appeared in the Stanford Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the California Law Review, the Boston University Law Review, the Fordham Law Review, and the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, among others. She is also the author of Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization (2011), published by the University of California Press.

She graduated as valedictorian from Spelman College, receiving her degree in three years. She received her JD from Columbia Law School and her PhD, with distinction, from Columbia University's Department of Anthropology. While in law school, she was a teaching assistant for the former dean, David Leebron (Torts), as well as for the late E. Allan Farnsworth (Contracts). She was a member of the Columbia Law Review and a Kent Scholar. While in college, she was a counselor at the Feminist Women's Health Center in Atlanta, gaining experience with policies affecting the availability of abortion services in Georgia. She has also been a reporter for the Miami Herald, speaks fluent Spanish and basic Arabic, and is a classically trained ballet dancer who continues to perform professionally in New York City.


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