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Professor Sundquist, the Director of Faculty Research and
Scholarship, was elected to the Executive Board of the Section on Minority
Groups for the Association of American Law Schools in December 2017. The
40-year-old section seeks to promote communication and collaborative action
among law teachers and administrators interested in problems and programs
relating to minority persons in the legal profession.
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies—a leading
think tank on communities of color and public policy— had previously
identified Professor Sundquist in 2017 as one of
the top law professors in the United States focusing on technology, innovation,
he is busy co-organizing, with Albany Law professors Donna Young, Peter
Halewood and Anthony Farley, the annual Northeast People of Color Conference,
to be held at Albany Law School this spring.
November Professor Sundquist lectured at the annual Beazley Institute for
Health Law and Policy symposium, hosted by Loyola University's School of Law,
on "Privacy, Big Data and the New Racial Bioethics."
is publishing a law review article related to the talk, "Shared Humanity:
Big Data, Privacy and the New Racial Bioethics," scheduled to appear in the Annals of Health Law this
also co-organized and served on a panel at the fall LatCrit conference in
Florida, focused on exploring "Critical
Perspectives on Legal Personhood." He plans to publish a
short essay in the University of Miami, Race and Social Justice Law Review
based on his lecture, titled "Decolonizing Personhood."
Sundquist is also an Adjunct Professor of Psychology in University at Albany's
Social-Personality Psychology Program. He previously served as a Visiting
Scholar for the prestigious Institute for Public Representation at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison. At the law school he teaches Evidence;
Advanced Evidence; Technology, Privacy and the Law; Immigration Law and Policy;
and courses on social inequality. He received the law school's Faculty Award for
Excellence in Scholarship in May 2016.
his principal research interest lies at the intersection of genetics, race and
law, he has published and presented widely on a variety of issues in the fields
of constitutional law, bioethics, evidence law, immigration law, critical race
theory, and education reform. His publications—many of which
are available on the Social Science Research Network—have appeared
in numerous academic journals, including the Mercer Law Review, Harvard Blackletter Law Journal, N.Y.U. Annual Survey of American Law, John Marshall Law Review, Albany Law Review, Columbia Journal of Race and Law, Washington and Lee Journal of Civil
Rights, and Georgetown
Journal on Poverty Law and Policy. Professor Sundquist been
invited to present his research throughout the nation, as well as in South
Africa, Italy, Spain, Canada, Brazil, and the U.K.