Richard Delgado
John J. Sparkman Chair of Law
Richard Delgado's CV

Areas of Expertise:
Civil Rights
Constitutional Law
Critical Race Theory

Richard Delgado

Professor Delgado received his A.B. from the University of Washington and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was Notes and Comments Editor for the California Law Review.  Before coming to Alabama in 2013, he taught at the University of Pittsburgh, Colorado, and UCLA.

Author of over 200 journal articles and 20 books, Delgado’s work has been praised or reviewed in The Nation, The New Republic, the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal.  His books have won eight national book prizes, including six Gustavus Myers awards for outstanding book on human rights in North America, the American Library Association’s Outstanding Academic Book, and a Pulitzer Prize nomination.  Professor Delgado’s teaching and writing focus on race, the legal profession, and social change.


Selected Publications:

Critical Race Theory: An Introduction (3d ed., NYU Press 2018).

Race and Races: Cases and Resources for a Diverse America (3d ed., West Group 2015).

The Rodrigo Chronicles: Conversations about America and Race (NYU Press 1995).


Selected Honors and Distinctions:

Senator Dennis Chavez Endowed Lecture, University of New Mexico, 2014.

Doctor of Laws, LL.D (honoris causa), John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City College of New York, May 2007.

University Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh, awarded February 2005.

Wayne Morse Chair of Law and Politics, University of Oregon, 1998.

Sir George Turner Lectures, University of Melbourne Law School (Australia), 1995.

Scholar-in-Residence, Rockefeller Foundation International Study Center, Bellagio Italy, 1993.

Eighth-most cited legal scholar in U.S. history, HeinOnline 2013 (lifetime).