Ariela J. Gross

Expert in Race, slavery, civil rights law

John B. & Alice R. Sharp Professor of Law & History


  • History of race and the law in the U.S.
  • History of gender and the law in the U.S.
  • Intersections of race and gender in the law
  • History of slavery in the U.S.
  • History of U.S. law
  • History of African Americans and the law
  • Labor law and employment discrimination
  • Slavery insurance policies
  • Critical race theory
  • Contracts

Additional Information

  • Author of Litigating Whiteness: Trials of Racial Determination in the 19th-Century South (1998) and Double Character: Slavery
  • Mastery in the Antebellum Southern Courtroom (2000)
  • Chair of Concerned Faculty of USC


  • French

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