Professor Banks’ scholarship explores membership and belonging in democratic societies. This theme is explored in the contexts of citizenship law, deportation law, and laws regarding access to education. In each of these contexts members are entitled to a set of rights and opportunities that are denied to non-members. Professor Banks’ scholarship examines how membership is defined and operationalized, how those definitions and the application of those definitions align with democratic values, and offers strategies for rethinking membership criteria when it is unjustifiably under-inclusive.
Use the links below to explore Professor Banks’ academic publications on these topics.