Unsung Hero: Vinay Harpalani

Today’s Unsung Hero is Vinay Harpalani!

Associate Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law

Vinay Harpalani teaches courses in constitutional law, civil rights, civil procedure, and employment discrimination. His scholarship focuses on the intersections between race, education, and law, as he explores the nuances of racial diversity and identity from various disciplinary perspectives. His writings have covered topics such as affirmative action in university admissions, racial ambiguity, skin color discrimination, and the psychological development of racial identity.

Suggested readings (online/accessible):

“DESICRIT: THEORIZING THE RACIAL AMBIGUITY OF SOUTH ASIAN AMERICANS”

“Diversity within Racial Groups and the Constitutionality of Race-Conscious Admissions.”

Jayanne Forrest