On April 14, NYU announced that Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law and faculty director of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, is among the 2021-2022 recipients of the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Yoshino specializes in constitutional law, antidiscrimination law, and law and literature, and regularly teaches Constitutional Law and Leadership, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Yoshino is the author of three books: Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights; A Thousand Times More Fair: What Shakespeare’s Plays Teach Us About Justice; and Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for Talent Innovation, the Board of the Brennan Center for Justice, and the External Advisory Panel for Diversity and Inclusion for the World Bank Group. In addition to being a prolific author of academic books and articles, he is also an important voice outside academia, publishing pieces in the New York Times and the Washington Post and speaking on radio and television programs on NPR, CNN, PBS, and MSNBC.
Established in 1987, the Distinguished Teaching Award highlights NYU’s commitment to teaching excellence. It is given annually to selected outstanding members of the faculty, and recipients are presented with a research stipend. The criteria for selection includes demonstrating extraordinary commitment to, and innovation and effectiveness in, teaching and learning via pedagogy, student-directed teaching practices and assessment, mentorship, and curricula.
Posted April 21, 2022