Program Faculty

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.

Board Members

  • Frank Rudy Cooper

    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.

  • Addie Rolnick

    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.

  • Stewart Chang

    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.

  • Emily Troshynsky

    Professor Emily Troshynsky, UNLV Criminology

    Dr. Emily Troshynski is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) where she is the department undergraduate coordinator. Troshynski also has affiliated appointments with UNLV’s program on Gender and Sexuality Studies as well as UNLV’s new School of Medicine. Dr. Emily Troshynski received her Ph.D. in Criminology, Law, and Society from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) with a graduate feminist emphasis (GFE) from the Department of Women’s Studies (now, Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies). She also holds a M.Sc. in Sociology from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).Visit Prof. Troshynski's faculty page for more about her scholarship and teaching.

Affiliate Members

  • Professor Rachel Anderson, UNLV Boyd Law
  • Professor Rob Correales, UNLV Boyd Law
  • Associate Dean Ruben J. Garcia, UNLV Boyd Law
  • Associate Dean Sara Gordon, UNLV Boyd Law
  • Professor Eve Hanan, UNLV Boyd Law
  • Professor Michael Kagan, UNLV Boyd Law
  • Kay Kindred, UNLV Boyd Law
  • Professor Sylvia Lazos, UNLV Boyd Law
  • Professor Elizabeth L. MacDowell, UNLV Boyd Law
  • Professor Thomas B. McAffee, UNLV Boyd Law
  • Professor Ann C. McGinley, UNLV Boyd Law
  • Professor Ranita Ray, UNLV Sociology
  • Professor Anne Traum, UNLV Boyd Law

Student Affiliates

  • Aden Kabede
  • Tauja Riggins
  • Nina Terzian
  • JerMara Watkins