Leti Volpp

Senior Fellow
2015-2016
Leti Volpp

Leti Volpp (Berkeley Law) is the Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law. Her research examines questions of citizenship, migration, culture, and identity from the intersection of legal studies, American Studies, and the humanities. Her most recent publications include “The Indigenous as Alien,” (2015), “Civility and the Undocumented Alien,” (2014), “The Boston Bombers” (2014), and "Imaginings of Space in Immigration Law" (2012). Volpp's current research examines the correspondence between a literary text (Uncle Tom’s Cabin) and a legal text (Stowe v. Thomas) to consider the relationship between the law of slavery and intellectual property, as well as the relationship between law and literature.