I am keenly interested in the implementation of humane technologies. It’s just that I understand “technology” very broadly–not only in terms of computers and communications, but also the cognitive processes of our brains. Indeed, I view race as socio-cognitive technology, and I view my work as a sort of academic “hacking” of the system.
— Jerry Kang 2015
As suggested on my home page, my broad interest is about “technologies,” understood in a very broad sense. Much of my writing concerns communication technologies and the social impacts of new information structures. More specifically, I have focused on information privacy and pervasive computing (when the Internet is embedded everywhere).
My other research interest is race and race relations. My work falls within the broad category of critical race studies, which critically examines how race and law help constitute each other. Some of this work focuses on Asian Americans, with respect to hate crimes and affirmative action. I’ve also written extensively on the internment of Japanese Americans. I’m probably best known for translating the vocabulary, findings, and insights of implicit social cognition (e.g. implicit bias) into legal analysis. This work is guided by a commitment to “behavioral realism,” which insists that the law revise itself in light of better understandings of human behavior.
Most of my work is available in full text on-line, listed below chronologically.
- to my implicit bias work
- 2021 What Judges Can Do about Implicit Bias
- 2017 Review of Race on the Brain
- 2015 Rethinking Intent and Impact - Meador Lecture
- 2012 Implicit Bias in the Courtroom
- 2012 Bits of Bias
- 2012 Self-Surveillance Privacy
- 2012 Missing Quadrants of Anti-Discrimination
- 2011 New Cultural Defense
- 2011 Mismatch Critique
- 2010 Implicit Bias and Pushback from Left
- 2010 Seeing through Colorblindness
- 2010 Are Ideal Litigators White?
- 2009 Review of American Inquisition
- 2009 Implicit Bias Primer for Courts
- 2008 Out of the Woods
- 2008 Dodging Responsibility: Hirabayashi
- 2007 Implicit Social Cognition and Law
- 2007 Race.Net Neutrality
- 2006 Fair Measures
- 2005 Watching the Watchers
- 2005 Pervasive Computing
- 2005 Trojan Horses of Race
- 2004 Denying Prejudice
- 2004 Privacy in Atlantis
- 2002 Thinking through Internment
- 2001 Race, Rights, and Reparation
- 2001 E-racing E-lections
- 2000 Cyber-race
- 1998 Cyberspace Privacy
- 1996 Beyond Self-Interest
- 1996 Negative Action against Asian Americans
- 1995 Privacy and the NII
- 1993 Racial Violence against Asian Americans
- 1992 ISKCON v Lee
- 1992 Rebel Without Cause