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James T. Gathii Wing-Tat Lee Chair in International Law

INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW

“Writing Race and Identity in a Global Context: What CRT and TWAIL Can Learn From Each Other,”UCLA Law Review 1610 (2021)

James Gathii has an extensive record of scholarship, teaching, and practice in a variety of fields in international law. He is a founding member of the Third World Approaches to International Law network and serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of International Law. This article contends that issues of race and identity are underemphasized, understudied, and undertheorized in mainstream international law. To address this major gap, Gathii argues that an opportunity for learning, sharing, and collaboration occurs between academics studying critical race theory (CRT) and scholars of Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL). Such a collaboration, his article asserts, would focus a sharp lens on issues of race and identity in the imperial, transnational, and global histories of international law and their contemporary continuities.

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