Professor Laura E. Gómez

Laura E. Gómez


Manifest Destinies: The Making of the Mexican American Race (NYU Press 2007)

Misconceiving Mothers: Legislators, Prosecutors and the Politics of Prenatal Drug Exposure (Temple University Press). In the series Gender, Family and the Law. (1997).

Chapters in Books

A Tale of Two Genres: On the Real and Ideal Links Between Law and Society and Critical Race Theory. In Blackwell Companion to Law and Society (Austin Sarat, Ed.). (2004).


What’s Race Got to Do with It? Press Coverage of the Latino Electorate in the 2008 Presidential Primary Season, 24 St. John’s J. Legal Comment. 425 (2009).
Available at: SSRN

Off-White in an Age of White Supremacy: Mexican Elites and the Rights of Indians and Blacks in Nineteenth-Century New Mexico, 25 Chicano-Latino L. Rev. 9 (2005).

Lessons from Loss of Affirmative Action, UCLA Today Feb. 11, 2003.

Review of Crossroads, Directions, and a New Critical Race Theory, edited by Francisco Valdes, Jerome McCristal Culp and Angela P. Harris (2002, Temple University Press) in Contemporary Sociology. (2003).

Race Mattered: Racial Formation and the Politics of Crime in Territorial New Mexico, UCLA Law Review, 49:5:1395. (2002).

Race, Colonialism and the Criminal Law: Mexicans and the American Criminal Justice System in Territorial New Mexico, Law and Society Review, 34:4:1129. (2000).

Loss of UC Diversity Means Lost Opportunity for Law Students.
Los Angeles Times, Sept. 24. (2000).

The Birth of the ‘Hispanic’ Generation: Attitudes of Mexican American Political Elites toward the Hispanic Label. Latin American Perspectives, 19:4:45. [Republished in Latinos in the United States: History, Law and Perspective (Antoinette Sedillo-Lopez, Ed.).] (1992).

From Barrio Boys to College Boys. Ethnic Identity, Ethnic Organizations, and the Mexican American Elite: The Cases of Ernesto Galarza and Manuel Ruiz. Stanford Center for Chicano Research Working Paper No. 23. (Winner, Galarza Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper in Chicano Studies.) (1989).