GALA - Gender And Law Association

Member Profiles - Leti Volpp

Professor of Law
American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC

Professor Volpp has published in journals such as the Columbia Law Review, the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Citizenship Studies, and the Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities. Volpp's scholarship focuses on the relationship of migration, culture and identity, and on theories of citizenship. Her professional achievements include the Macarthur Foundation Individual Research and Writing Grant, 2003; Sabbatical Visitor, Center for the Study of Law and Culture, Columbia Law School, 2003; Rockefeller Humanities Fellow, Center for Ideas and Society, U.C. Riverside, 2002; Rockefeller Humanities Fellow, Ethnic Studies Department, U.C. San Diego, 2001; Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award, presented by the AALS Minority Section, 2003; Delivered Babara Black Lecture on Women and the Law, Columbia Law School, Fall 2003; 2002-03 Korematsu Lecturer, NYU Law School, 1998-99; James A. Thomas Lecturer, Yale Law School; Staff attorney, National Employment Law Project, 1997-98; Trial attorney, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1996-97; Skadden Fellow, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project, 1995-96; Equal Rights Advocates, 1994-95; Board of Directors, San Francisco Asian Women's Shelter and New York Asian Women's Center; National Advisory Committee on Considerations of Culture in Domestic Violence Cases in the Courts; and Elizabeth Payne Cubberly Research Award, Washington College of Law, 2003.