Patricia J. Williams
Professor of Law
Patricia J. Williams is the James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia University. Her books include The Alchemy of Race and Rights (Harvard University Press, 1991), The Rooster’s Egg (Harvard University Press, 1995), Seeing a ColorBlind Future: The Paradox of Race (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1998), and Open House: On Family, Food, Piano Lessons, and The Search for a Room of My Own (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2004). Her award-winning column, “Diary of a Mad Law Professor,” has appeared monthly in The Nation Magazine for two decades. She has authored essays, book reviews, and articles for journals, popular magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, Genewatch Magazine, USA Today, Tikkun, Ms. Magazine, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Village Voice, The London Observer, and The Guardian.