From the 2007 News Archive
Distinguished Visiting Professor Kendall Thomas to Present "Human Rights/Culture" Performance Piece on April 26
Distinguished Visiting Professor Kendall Thomas will present "Human Rights/Culture," a collage of sound, text and movement on the state of human rights culture at the University of Maryland School of Law’s Westminster Hall on Thursday, April 26 at 5 p.m.
The performance piece will employ music, dramatic readings of Supreme Court opinions, photography, and other media, including live performance and pre-recorded audio. The presentation is part of the School of Law’s Linking Law & the Arts
series. To reserve a free ticket to the event, call 410-706-2070.
Thomas is the Nash Professor of Law and founding Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Culture at Columbia University in the City of New York. His teaching and research interests include U.S. and comparative constitutional law, human rights, legal philosophy, feminist legal theory, Critical Race Theory and Law and Sexuality. Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School, and Visiting Professor in American Studies and Afro-American Studies at Princeton University. He has taught or lectured in France, The Netherlands, England, The Czech Republic, Germany, Haiti and South Africa.
His writings have appeared in several academic journals and volumes of collected essays. He is a co-editor of Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings that Founded the Movement (The New Press, 1996) and What's Left of Theory? (Routledge Press, 2000). Thomas was an inaugural recipient of the Berlin Prize Fellowship of the American Academy in Berlin, Germany and a member of the Special Committee of the American Center in Paris, France. He is past Chair of the Jurisprudence and Law & Humanities sections of the Association of American Law Schools and a founding member of the Majority Action Caucus of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power.
The Distinguished Visitors Program invites scholars and professionals in law and allied fields to join the School of Law community for short or longer-term academic visits. Visiting professors present a public lecture, conduct mini-symposia, and work with students and other faculty members in a variety of formal and informal settings. The Program brings new perspectives to the School of Law and stimulates conversation on emerging issues in law and public policy.