I graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University before attending Stanford Law School, where I graduated with distinction and was a member of the Stanford Law Review. After earning my law degree, I clerked for Judge Kermit Lipez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Prior to joining the University of Denver faculty, I was an Assistant Professor at the William & Mary School of Law, an Adjunct Professor at the Washington College of Law American University in Washington D.C., and a Visiting Scholar at Georgetown University Law Center. I also practiced First Amendment law with Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
My scholarship and teaching interests include constitutional rights and remedies, criminal procedure, antidiscrimination, law and culture, and identity. One strand of my recent research examines the commodification of identity, while another focuses on discrimination in the so-called sharing economy. My scholarship has appeared or will appear in the California Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Harvard Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Stanford Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Yale Law Journal, and the Journal of Legal Education, among others. I have also written for the popular media, where my work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Slate, Salon, Atlantic, and Huffington Post.
In 2015, I was honored to receive the Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty Eric K. Yamamoto Emerging Scholar Award. In 2016, my article “Identity Entrepreneurs,” published in the California Law Review, was selected for presentation at the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum.
In fall 2013, I was a Visiting Professor at the UCLA School of Law. In spring 2017, I will be a Visiting Professor at the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.