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Race, Law & Equity Faculty

  • Eleanor Brown | Penn State Law

    Eleanor Brown is a professor of law at Penn State Law. She also is a professor of international affairs in the School of International Affairs (SIA), and a senior scientist in the Rock Ethics Institute.

  • Jill Engle

    Jill C. Engle is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Penn State Law in University Park. Previously, she was Director of Penn State Law's Family Law Clinic. Professor Engle’s scholarship examines gender-based violence, economic inequality, international human rights, racial justice, and best practices in legal education. Before teaching law, Dean Engle did public interest work, including with Head Start and the National League of Cities, worked in private law in State College and Washington, D.C., and taught media law at Penn State. 

  • Beth Farmer

    Professor Beth Farmer’s research interests include U.S. and foreign antitrust and trade regulation law, issues of federalism, and comparative competition policy. She has served as a non-governmental advisor and rapporteur for the International Competition Network annual conferences in 2010 (Istanbul) and 2009 (Zurich) and is currently working with the Agency Effectiveness Working Group on a chapter for the Competition Agency Practices Manual that will address agency prioritization and strategic planning, project management techniques and project evaluation.

  • Dara E. Purvis

    Associate Dean for Research and Partnerships and Professor of Law Dara E. Purvis is a scholar of family law, feminist legal theory, masculinities, and sexuality, gender identity, and the law. Her work examines gendered impacts of the law and proposes neutralizing reforms, most recently in the context of how the law defines parenthood. She has been published in, among others, the California Law Review, Wake Forest Law Review, Florida State Law Review, Michigan State Law Review, Case Western Law Review, the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, Cambridge University Press, and The New York Times.

  • Victor C. Romero

    Professor Romero’s research emphasizes the law's impact on marginalized groups. He is especially interested in borders and boundaries—both legal and cultural—and how these function. He has written on immigration policy and individual rights and analyzed Supreme Court and other federal court opinions through the lens of post-Brown v. Board of Education notions of equality and discrimination. His inquiries also intersect other disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, including history, social psychology, critical race theory, cultural studies (e.g., constructing Filipinx identity), Christianity, and criminal justice. 

  • Professor Wadhia is the Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and Clinical Professor of Law at Penn State Law in University Park. Her research focuses on the role of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law and the intersections of race, national security, and immigration. She has published more than thirty law reviews articles, book chapters, and essays on immigration law, as well as two books. She is also the founding director of the Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic.