The Race, Gender & Policing Program brings together scholars, practitioners, and activists to address issues related to race, gender, and policing. The faculty who teach this program's curriculum come from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds.
Professor Frank Rudy Cooper, UNLV Boyd Law - Program Co-facilitator
Professor Frank Rudy Cooper is a William S. Boyd Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Race, Gender and Policing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Duke University Law School, where he was on the Duke Journal of Gender, Law & Policy. He clerked for federal district court judge Solomon Oliver, Jr. and has previously taught law at Boston College, Suffolk University, and Villanova University.
Professor Cooper has published more than a dozen articles on race, gender or policing. He teaches Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, and a course on Identities, Culture and Law. He has been on the Boards of several law professor organizations, including Latina/o Critical Legal Theory, Inc." Visit Prof. Cooper's faculty page for more about his scholarship and teaching.
Professor Addie Rolnick, UNLV Boyd Law - Program Co-facilitator
Addie C. Rolnick is a Professor of Law at UNLV. She teaches Federal Indian Law, Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Critical Race Theory, and a practicum in Tribal Law. Her scholarship investigates the relationships between sovereign power and minority rights, including: the role of race and gender in the administration of criminal and juvenile justice; equal protection-based attacks on indigenous rights; the relationship between private and state violence; and the role of tribal justice systems. She is a nationally recognized expert on Native youth and juvenile justice. Prior to joining UNLV, she was the inaugural Critical Race Studies Fellow at UCLA School of Law and represented tribes as an attorney and lobbyist in Washington, D.C. Visit Prof. Rolnick's faculty page for more about her scholarship and teaching.
Professor Stewart Chang, UNLV Boyd Law - Program Co-facilitator
Stewart Chang is Professor of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law. Prior to joining Boyd in 2018, he was Associate Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law at Whittier Law School, and before becoming a professor, he practiced public interest law for over a decade with the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California where he specialized in domestic violence, immigration, and family law. Professor Chang teaches Contracts, Immigration Law, Family Law, Asian Americans and the Law, and Comparative Law and Sexuality. He writes in areas of comparative law, family law, and immigration law with a focus on how those areas intersect with race, gender, and sexuality. Visit Prof. Chang's faculty page for more about his scholarship and teaching.
Professor Eve Hanan, UNLV Boyd Law
Eve Hanan is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Williams S. Boyd School of Law, where she teaches Criminal Law and co-directs the Misdemeanor Clinic. A long-time public defender and, later, restorative justice facilitator, Professor Hanan's research investigates the assumptions, mythologies, and power dynamics that undergird criminal legal practices. She has published articles on implicit racial bias in sentencing, restorative justice as an alternative to prosecution, the erroneous idea of the habitual offender, and the relevance of the prison experience to sentencing policy. Visit Prof. Hanan's faculty page for more information about her teaching and scholarship.
Professor Dmitri N. Shalin, UNLV Sociology
Dmitri N. Shalin, former chair of sociology department, is professor of sociology and director of the UNLV Center for Democratic Culture. Dr. Shalin is coordinator of Justice & Democracy Forum series, editor of the Social Health of Nevada Report, co-director of the International Biography Initiative and Erving Goffman Archives, and organizer of international forums on Russian politics and culture. His research interests and publications are in the areas of pragmatism, democratic culture, public policy, emotional intelligence, and Russian society.