Daria Roithmayr


401 UCB
2450 Kittredge Loop Drive
Wolf Law Building
Boulder, CO  80309
Office: 465
Phone: (303) 492-3875
E-mail: Daria.Roithmayr@colorado.edu

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Daria Roithmayr teaches and writes about the dynamics of racial inequality, and in particular the persistence of structural disparities in labor, housing, political participation, wealth and education. Her book, Reproducing Racism: How Everyday Choices Lock In White Advantage (NYU 2014), explores the self-reinforcing dynamics of persistent racial inequality. Her work is heavily interdisciplinary, drawing from economics, sociology, political theory, history and complex systems theory. She joined Colorado in fall 2023.

Before joining Colorado, Professor Roithmayr taught for seventeen years at the University of Southern California. She has been a visiting scholar at Harvard's Program for Evolutionary Dynamics. She has also been a visiting law professor at the University of Michigan, Georgetown, and Yale.

Professor Roithmayr received her B.S. from UCLA, and her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a member of Order of the Coif and served as senior notes editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. She clerked for The Honorable Marvin J. Garbis, judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Books and Book Chapters

Evolutionary Dynamics and the Law in Methodologies of Law and Economics, Thomas Ulen ed. Elgar, 2017.
Reproducing Racism: How Everyday Choices Lock In White Advantage, NYU Press, January 2014.
Introduction, in Race Is, Race Isn't: Critical Race Theory And Qualitative Studies In Education, (Laurence Parker and Donna Deyhle eds.,1998).


The Dynamics of Excessive Force, 2016 U. CHICAGO LEGAL FORUM 407 (2016).
Roithmayr (with Alex Isakov and David Rand), Should Law Keep Pace With Society: Relative Update Rates Determine the Co-evolution of Institutional Punishment and Citizen Contributions to Public Goods, 6 GAMES 124 (2015).
Roithmayr (with Darren Rosenblum), More than a Woman: Insights Into Corporate Governance After the French Sex Quota, 48 INDIANA L. REV. 889 (2015).
How the Other Half Banks (reviewing Mehrsa Baradaran, How the Other Half Banks (2015)), JOTWELL (October 2015).


Spring 2024 Special Topics LAWS 6708-803
Fall 2023 Legislation and Regulation LAWS 5205-802