Khiara M. Bridges
Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Anthropology
Interests: critical race theory; criminal law; reproductive rights, equal protection, fundamental rights analysis under the due process clause
Khiara M. Bridges has written many articles concerning, race, class, reproductive rights, and the intersection of the three. Her scholarship has appeared in the Columbia Law Review, the California Law Review, the Washington & Lee Law Review, the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law,and the Texas Journal of Women and Law, 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 J.D. from Columbia Law School and her Ph.D., 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. Professor Bridges teaches Critical Race Theory, Criminal Law, and a course on the Fourteenth Amendment at BU Law.