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Adrien K. Wing

Associate Dean at the University of Iowa, Author, Editor of the Critical Race and Global Critical Race Feminism

Adrien K. Wing is the Associate Dean for International and Comparative Law Programs and the Bessie Dutton Murray Professor at the University of Iowa College of Law, where she has taught since 1987. Additionally, she serves as the Director of the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights, as well as Director of the France summer abroad program.

Author of over 130 publications, she teaches International Human Rights, Law in the Muslim World, Critical Race Theory, and Sex Discrimination. She is editor of Critical Race Feminism and Global Critical Race Feminism. She practiced international law in New York for five years before joining the Iowa faculty. She holds her Bachelor’s degree from Princeton with high honours, MA degree from UCLA in African Studies, and her Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Stanford Law School. Wing has advised the founding fathers and mothers of three constitutions: South Africa, Palestine, and Rwanda.

Further, Wing has held leadership positions in various organizations. She currently serves on the: American Bar Association Section of Legal Education Accreditation Committee; American Society of International Law Executive Council; American Association of Law Schools Recruitment and Retention of Minority Law Professors Committee; and the American Journal of Comparative Law Board of Editors. She is the Co-Chair of the Blacks of the American Society of International Law Task Force, and a law school inspector for the American Bar Association. She is a member of the American Law Institute. Among her many honours are the Regents Award for Faculty Excellence from the State of Iowa.

Adrien K. Wing