Gerald Torres

Gerald Torres

Professor, Yale F&ES
About Gerald

Gerald Torres is a leading figure in critical race theory, environmental law and federal Indian Law. He is a Professor of Environmental Justice at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and he was formerly the Jane M.G. Foster Professor of Law at Cornell, Professor of Law and Bryant Smith Chair at the University of Texas, and the Associate Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota. He has also served as deputy assistant attorney general for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and as counsel to then U.S. attorney general Janet Reno. In addition to publishing numerous law review articles, Professor Torres co-authored The Miner’s Canary: Enlisting Race, Resisting Power, Transforming Democracy (Harvard University Press, 2002), which Publisher’s Weekly called “one of the most provocative and challenging books on race produced in years.”

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