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Publications by Kathryn Abrams


"Performing Interdependence", (Symposium on the Contributions of Judith Butler to Legal Scholarship), 21 Colum. J. Gender & L. 72 (2011) - PDF Version (764 Kb)

"Emotions in the Mobilization of Rights", 46 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 551 (2011) - PDF Version (2.65 Mb)

"Introduction: the Distinctive Energies of 'Normal Science'", Legal Feminism Now, Kathryn Abrams, ed., Vol. 9, Issues in Legal Scholarship, Issue 2, Article 1 (2011) - PDF Version (265 Kb)

"Who's Afraid of Law and the Emotions", (with Hila Keren), 94 Minn. L. Rev. 1997 (2010) - PDF Version (4.9 Mb)

Dean's Lecture Series: "Empathy and Experience in the Sotomayor Hearings", 36 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 263 (2010) - PDF Version (1.55 Mb)

"Elusive Coalitions: Rethinking the Politics of Gender and Sexuality", 57 UCLA Law Rev. 1135 (2010) - PDF Version (852 Kb)

"Family as a Vehicle for Abjection", (Introduction: Immigration Law as Family Law), 2009 Utah L. Rev. 407 (2009) - PDF Version (907 Kb)

"Boundaries and Barriers: Resisting the Role of Emotion in Family Law", 16 Va. J. Soc. Pol'y & L. 301 (2009) - PDF Version (1.4 Mb)

Tribute to Professor Melvyn R. Durchslag: "Exploring the Affective Constitution: A Lecture in Honor of Melvyn Durchslag", 59 Case Western Res. L. Rev. 571 (2009) - PDF Version (1.57 Mb)

"Law in the Cultivation of Hope", (With Hila Keren), 95 Calif. L. Rev. 319 (2007) - PDF Version (1.14 Mb)

"Women and Anti-War Protest: Rearticulating Gender and Citizenship", 87 B.U.L.Rev. 849 (2007) - PDF Version (2.26 Mb)

"Third Annual Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture: The Global Impact of Feminist Legal Theory", 28 Th. Jeff. L. Rev. 307 (2006) - PDF Version (1.12 Mb)

"Legal Feminism and the Emotions: Three Moments in an Evolving Relationship", 28 Harv. J.L. & Gender 325 (2005) - PDF Version (1.18 Mb)

"Hybridizing Citizenship", (Symposium on Ackerman & Ayres’ Voting with Dollars), 37 U. Rich. L. Rev. 935 (2003) - PDF Version (1.45 Mb)

"Roundtable Discussion: Is Subversion Subversive?", (Symposium: Subversive Legacies), 13 Tex. J. of W. & Law 149 (2003) - PDF Version (1.21 Mb)

"Feminists in International Human Rights: The Changer and the Changed", 21 Berkeley J. Int’l L. 390 (2003) - PDF Version (282 Kb)

"'Groups' and the Advent of Critical Race Theory", in Issues in Legal Scholarship, The Origins and Fate of Antisubordination Theory, Article 10 (2003) - PDF Version (290 Kb)

"Fighting Fire with Fire: Rethinking the Role of Disgust in Hate Crimes", 90 Cal. L. Rev. 1423 (2002) - PDF Version (961 Kb)

"Extraordinary Measures: Protesting Rule of Law Violations after Bush v. Gore", In the Wake of Bush v. Gore: Law, Legitimacy and Judicial Ethics, 21 L. & Phil. 165 (2002) - PDF Version (799 Kb)

"The Legal Subject in Exile", 51 Duke L. J. 27 (2001)


"The Progress of Passion", 100 Mich. L. Rev. 1602 (2002) - PDF Version (1.26 Mb)

"Creating a New Legal Actor", 89 Calif. L. Rev. 1589 (2001) - PDF Version (295 Kb)


Introduction: "The Distinctive Energies of 'Normal' Science", Issues in Legal Scholarship, Vol. 9, Issue 2, Abrams, Kathryn, ed. (2011)


"Disenchanting the Public/Private Distinction", in Sarat, Austin, Martha Umphrey, Lawrence Douglas, eds., Imagining New Legalities: Privacy and Its Possibilities in the 21st Century, Stanford Law Books (2012) - PDF Version (15.27 Mb)

"Postscript: Curious Encounters, Unpredictable Conversations", in Fineman, Martha, Jack E. Jackson & Adam P. Romero, eds., Feminism and Queer Legal Theory: Intimate Engagements, Uncomfortable Conversations, Ashgate (2009) - PDF Version (3.31 Mb)

"Three Tales of Two Texts: An Introduction to Law and the Humanities", in Sarat, Austin, Matthew Anderson, Catherine O. Frank, eds., Law and the Humanities: An Introduction, Cambridge University Press (2009) - PDF Version (13.34 Mb)

"Feminist Debate Over Pornography" in Tanenhaus, David S., ed. , Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, Macmillan Reference USA (2008)

Introduction, Witness: WSQ: Spring/Summer 2008, The Feminist Press at CUNY (2008)

"Forebearant and Engaged Tolerance: A Comment on David Heyd", in Williams, Melissa and Jeremy Waldron, eds.,Toleration and Its Limits: Nomos XLVIII, NYU Press (2008) - PDF Version (11.7 Mb)

"Black Judges and Ascriptive Group Identification", in Drobak, John, ed., Norms and the Law , Cambridge University Press (2006)

"The Engagements of Legal Feminism", in Gordon, Robert W. & M. J. Radin, eds., A Guide to Contemporary Legal Theory, Westview Press, (2004)

"Subordination and Agency in Sexual Harassment Law", in MacKinnon, C. & R. Siegel, eds., Directions in Sexual Harassment Law, Yale University Press (2004) - PDF Version (9.44 Mb)