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Ian Haney Lopez

Ian Haney Lopez is the John H. Boalt Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, where he teaches in the areas of race and constitutional law. He is currently writing a book entitled Dog Whistle Politics: How Fifty Years of Race-Baiting Wrecked the Middle Class (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2013). This book traces the role of coded racial appeals in American politics in creating hostility toward liberalism and in facilitating the return of Robber Baron-era policies.

Haney Lopez has been a visiting law professor at Harvard, Yale, and NYU, as well as a Rockefeller Fellow in Law and Humanities at Stanford University. In 2010, Haney Lopez received an Alphonse Fletcher Fellowship, which recognizes scholars whose works honors the spirit of Brown v. Board of Education.