Angela Harris

Distinguished Professor of Law and Boochever and Bird Endowed Chair for the Study and Teaching of Freedom of Equality, UC Davis School of Law

Angela Harris is the Boochever and Bird Chair for the Study and Teaching of Freedom and Equality at UC Davis School of Law. She teaches and writes in the area of critical race theory, studying how legal rules, practices, and institutions foster, transform, and sometimes challenge racial subordination. Her recent scholarship focuses on food and farming as an under-studied area of racial injustice and racial liberation. Her ongoing project, “The Color of Farming,” examines the past, present, and future of racial minority communities with respect to food and farming. She argues that since the colonization of America, the idea of farming has been central to stories about who Americans are and ought to be. African Americans, native peoples, and racialized immigrant groups have experienced exploitation and marginalization in agrarian dreams and agrarian systems. Today, however, communities of color are re-entering and re-imagining farming as a practice of liberation.