Professor Thalia González
Professor Thalia González is a Senior Scholar in the Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown University Law Center where she leads the Center’s national research on restorative justice law, policy, and practice. She is a Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of Law and holds a Harry & Lillian Hastings Research Chair. She is an affiliated faculty member with the UC Hastings Center on Racial and Economic Justice, UC Hastings Center on Race, Immigration, Citizenship, and Equality, and Senior Scholar in the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium.
Professor González is a sociolegal scholar whose research and collaborative community partnerships aim to intervene in public systems to challenge the legal, political, social, and economic drivers of racial and gender disparities. As an expert in restorative justice, a core theme in her portfolio of work is the use of empirical evidence to reform laws and policies and elevate new understandings of on-the-ground practices. She also writes and teaches in the areas of health justice and the social determinants of health, critical race theory, education law, juvenile justice, and community legal practice.
Professor González’s work has been published or is forthcoming in American Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, Utah Law Review, Fordham Urban Law Journal, Michigan Journal of Gender and Law, NYU Review of Law & Social Change, Stanford Law Review Online, Contemporary Justice Review, and Journal of Law Medicine & Ethics. In addition to leading academic journals, her work appears in The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and The New York Times and she cited extensively in the field. Her research has been supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Grantmakers for Girls of Color, Annie E. Casey Foundation, and Atlantic Philanthropies. Professor González is an expert reviewer for federal agencies, national foundations, and numerous high-impact journals and served as a consultant for the National Institute of Justice. She is Co-Chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section Alternative Dispute Resolution & Restorative Justice Committee and a member of the core design and research teams for the San Francisco Truth, Justice & Reconciliation Commission.