Randall Kennedy

Law professor, Author

1954 –

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Who is Randall Kennedy?

Randall L. Kennedy is an American Law professor and author at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the Michael R. Klein Professor of Law and focuses his research on the intersection of racial conflict and legal institutions in American life. He supervises written work and accepts press inquiries regarding the topics of contracts, freedom of expression, race relations law, civil rights legislation, and the Supreme Court.

Kennedy has written five books: Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identity and Adoption; N*gger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word; Race, Crime, and the Law; Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal and The Persistence of the Color Line. Additionally, Kennedy has published numerous collections of shorter works. Many of his articles can be found in periodicals and newspapers such as: The American Prospect, The Nation, The Atlantic Monthly, Georgetown Law Journal, Harvard BlackLetter Journal, and The Boston Globe. His book Race, Crime, and the Law won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.

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Born
Sep 10, 1954
Columbia
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Princeton University
  • University of Oxford
  • Yale Law School
Employment
  • Harvard University
Lived in
  • Columbia

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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