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Sheryll Cashin

professor, law, Georgetown

Sheryll Cashin, Professor of Law at Georgetown University, teaches Constitutional Law and Race and American Law, among other subjects. She writes about race relations and inequality in America. Her new book, *The Agitator's Daughter: A Memoir of Four Generations of One Extraordinary African-American Family* (PublicAffairs, 2008) traces the arc of American race relations through generations of her family. Her book, *The Failures of Integration* (PublicAffairs, 2004) was an Editors' Choice in the *New York Times Book Review* and a nominee for the 2005 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for non-fiction. Cashin has published widely in academic journals and written commentaries for several periodicals, including the *L.A. Times*, *Washington Post*, and *Education Week*. She has appeared on NPR's *All Things Considered*, *The Diane Rehm Show*, *The Tavis Smiley Show*, T*he Newshour With Jim Leher*, CNN, *BET*, *ABC News*, and numerous local programs. Professor Cashin worked in the Clinton White House as an advisor on urban and economic policy, particularly concerning community development in inner-city neighborhoods. She was law clerk to US Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and Judge Abner Mikva of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 1984 with a BD in electrical engineering. As a Marshall Scholar, she went on to receive a masters in English Law, with honors, from Oxford University in 1986 and a J.D., with honors, from Harvard Law School, in 1989, where she was a member of the Harvard Law Review.