Professor Guzmán Nekheba teaches Property Law. Prior to this, she enjoyed teaching Law and Religion and Legal Methods at FAMU. Before joining FAMU, Prof. Nekheba’s interdisciplinary legal interests and Dominican American identity led her to explore the nexus between law, religion, and race by working in South Africa, Brazil, London, Peru, and the Caribbean.

Before moving to Florida, Prof. Nekheba was a religious liberty advocate nationally and internationally; and for several years was also a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University, where she was actively involved in it’s Religion and Society Program. Currently, her research focuses on citizenship laws and democratic theory. Her interests also include: law and politics; religious rights; ethics; philosophy and the law; immigration law; and race theory, from an Afro-Latina perspective. She holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, a B.A. in Latin American Literature from Amherst College, and a Teaching Certificate in Latin American History from the Universidad de Lima in Lima, Peru.

Office Hours:

T & Th 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. And by appointment.

Assistant:

Evett Collins
Office: (407) 254 3264
Email: evett.collins@famu.edu

Courses taught by Professor Nekheba:

  • Property Law
  • Race and the Law
  • Law and Religion
  • Family Law

2017

  • Professor Nekheba has been awarded a Provost’s Digital Learning Initiative Fellowship from Florida A&M University for the 2017-2018 academic year. With this fellowship, she will design a course, “National Identity, Religion and Exclusionary Laws Amidst Heightened National Security.” This course will be offered digitally at Apple’s iTunes U.

  • Professor Nekheba, along with over 200 other law professors around the country, signed on to an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Washington v. Trump. The brief is in support of Petitioners’ efforts to continue the TRO against the so-called “ban” on Muslims entering the United States. A copy of the brief is attached.

Archives

Journal

  • Religious Rights for All, Christian Science Journal, (2001) at 62.