Kate Redburn

Kate Redburn

  • Academic Fellow; Lecturer in Law

Yale University, PhD (in progress)
Yale Law School, J.D. (2020)
Yale University, M.Phil. (2019)
Yale University, M.A. (2018)
Columbia University, B.A. summa cum laude. (History and African Studies, 2010)

Areas of Specialty

First Amendment Law
Anti-Discrimination Law
Legal History
Law & Religion
Gender & Sexuality Law

Kate Redburn (they/them) writes legal history and theory of gender and sexuality, religion, and political economy in the late 20th and early 21st century United States. Their primary research project traces the rise of religious objection to anti-discrimination law since 1964. A second project looks at transgender legal history in the U.S.

Kate received their JD from Yale Law School in 2020, where they helped found the LPE Blog, and served as the blog’s first Managing Editor. Kate is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of History and Program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies also at Yale. In 2020-2021 they served as a law clerk to the Hon. Guido Calabresi on the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Kate’s academic work has been published or is forthcoming in Yale Law Journal, University of Chicago Law Review, and Law and History Review. They also write essays and book reviews about the history of sexuality, transgender politics, and constitutional law for a general audience.