Sumi Cho


Prof. Cho writes and teaches in the areas of Critical Race Theory, Employment Discrimination, Remedies, and Race, Racism & U.S. Law and speaks nationally on issues of affirmative action, sexual harassment, racial profiling, multiracial politics and coalitions, and remedial theories. She holds a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies as well as a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. She has written extensively on affirmative action including articles such as Embedded Whiteness, Berkeley La Raza Law Journal, (forthcoming), From Massive to Passive to Righteous Resistance: Understanding the Culture Wars from Brown to Grutter, 7 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 809 (2005); Understanding White Women’s Ambivalence Towards Affirmative Action: Theorizing Political Accountability in Coalitions, 71 UMKC L. Rev. 399 (2002); Multiple Consciousness and the Diversity Dilemma, 68 U. Colo. L. Rev. 1035 (1997); and Beyond Self-Interest: Asian Pacific Americans Toward Community of Justice, with Gabriel Chin, Jerry Kang, and Frank Wu, 4 UCLA As. Pac. Am. L. J. 129 (1996). She also serves on the boards the Asian American Institute, the largest pan-Asian advocacy organization in Chicago, the Asian American Justice Center based in Washington, D.C., and “LatCrit,” a critical legal studies organization that explores Latina/Latino issues using an interdisplinary, multicultural approach.

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