Wayne Law welcomes new faculty members
Wayne State University Law School welcomes new faculty members Khaled Beydoun and Heather Walter-McCabe.
Beydoun is a critical race theorist and internationally renowned expert on national security, the War on Terror and civil rights. Through his research, he investigates modern modes of policing and its impact on Arab and Muslim communities.
He is co-editor of Islamophobia and the Law (Cambridge University Press) and the author of multiple books including the critically acclaimed American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear (University of California Press). His forthcoming chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Race and Law in the United States discusses The War on Terror: The Faces and Phases of a Changing Campaign. Beydoun’s work appears or is forthcoming in law journals including the California Law Review, Northwestern Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, and the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. He is the recipient of an Open Society Foundations Soros Equality Fellowship.
He joins the Law School as an associate professor and associate director of civil rights and social justice for the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights. Prior to Wayne Law, he was a faculty member at the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville School of Law.
An experienced social worker and a national voice on public health law, Walter-McCabe works at the intersection of law, social work, and public health. She leads research examining law and policy impacting LGBTQ+ health equity and well-being. Walter-McCabe has received several respected fellowships, including the Centers for Disease Control Program in Public Health Law Visiting Scholar fellowship and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellowship in Public Health Law Teaching. She frequently appears on national media to explain core issues of public health policy.
Walter-McCabe serves on the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association and is a contributing editor to the journal Social Work. She joins Wayne State as an associate professor and holds a joint appointment in the Law School and the School of Social Work. She previously was a faculty member at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Indiana University School of Social Work.
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