The focus of the workshop is on new work in critical race theory within a comparative and transnational, as well as a U.S. domestic frame. 6 of the sessions will be devoted to reading and discussions of work in progress by invited guest scholars from a variety of disciplines. These sessions will be open to the public. During the other 6 sessions, students who have enrolled in the workshop for credit will read and discuss published writings on topics related to work presented by the invited scholar guests. The "student only" sessions will meet at Fordham Law School. Students will write 6 short (2 page) "critical discussion" papers whose purpose is to position them to participate actively in the public workshop sessions.