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Dagmar Myslinska


Thesis Title: White Migrants and Anti-Discrimination Law in the UK: Bridging the UK/EU Gap with Critical Race Theory

Supervisors: Professor Nicola Lacey; Dr Coretta Phillips

Research Interests:        anti-discrimination law, equality, human rights, immigration, race and ethnicity, Critical Race Theory, Critical Legal Studies, whiteness studies, comparative law

Recent Publications:

'Contemporary First-Generation European-Americans: The Unbearable ‘Whiteness’ of Being' 88 Tulane Law Review 559 (2014)

'Intra-Group Diversity in Education: What If Abigail Fisher Were An Immigrant ...' 34 Pace Law Review 736 (2014)

'Racist Racism: Complicating Whiteness Through the Privilege & Discrimination of Westerners in Japan' 83 UMKC Law Review (forthcoming 2014)

Biography:  Dagmar graduated from Yale University with a B.A. cum laude, in Psychology, and Film Studies. She received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where she was the Head Notes Editor for the Journal of Transnational Law, and a recipient of the Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar award. Between 2012 and 2014, Dagmar was an Assistant Professor at Charlotte School of Law in the USA. Prior to that, she was a lecturer-in-law at Columbia University School of Law, and an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law and at Seton Hall University School of Law. She has also taught as a visiting professor at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, Japan Campus. Before entering academia, Dagmar practiced law, specializing in commercial litigation and pro bono immigration law, at the law firms of Debevoise & Plimpton, and Boies, Schiller & Flexner in New York. She was involved in several high-profile cases, including representing institutional and individual investors in Madoff feeder funds, same-sex couples in a challenge to Prop 8 in California, and Maurice Greenberg in his disputes with AIG. While in practice, she volunteered for Human Rights First. She also clerked for a US federal judge. Her academic publications have been featured on several blogs, including the ImmigrationProfBlog, the Legal Theory Blog, and the American Immigrant Policy Portal. Her reference articles regarding US asylum law have been published online by Nolo Press. Dagmar has been invited to present her scholarship at numerous international academic conferences, including at the Australian National University College of Law in Canberra, and at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. She has also served as a peer reviewer for the McGill Law Journal. She has appeared on US television as an expert on immigration issues. She has also presented on a panel offering a continuing-education seminar to US attorneys. She is currently a distance lecturer in the Department of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York in Albany, USA.


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