Kimberly M. Rhoten (Esq.)

PhD Student


Mx. Kimberly M. Rhoten is an academic, advocate, and attorney. They received their B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and their Juris Doctorate from The University of Chicago Law School. Currently, Mx. Rhoten is completing their PhD in Sociology at Boston University, where their current research interests include: the legal institution’s treatment of non-normative families, the qualitative impact of pretrial detention, and prison conditions litigation. They are a founding member of the Polyamory Legal Advocacy Coalition (PLAC) and served as Co-Chair of Legal Issues for the American Psychological Association’s Division 44 Committee on Consensual Non-Monogamy. Mx. Rhoten currently serves as pro-bono counsel for low-income tenants in housing disputes for Chicago’s Pro-Bono Network. For over a decade, Mx. Rhoten has been dedicated to public interest litigation and social justice advocacy in the following areas: housing instability, homelessness, consensual non-monogamy, digital privacy, and LGBTI rights.

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