Professor Villazor teaches and writes in the areas of property law, immigration law, race, and citizenship. Her recent articles include, “The Other Loving: Uncovering the Federal Regulation of Interracial Marriages,” in the New York University Law Review (forthcoming 2011), “Rediscovering Oyama v. California: At the Intersection of Property, Race and Citizenship,” in the Washington University Law Review (2010), and"Blood Quantum Land Laws: The Race versus Political Identity Dilemma," in the California Law Review (2008). She is also co-editor of a forthcoming book titled “Loving v. Virginia in a Post-Racial World: Rethinking Race, Sex, and Marriage,” which will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2011.
Professor Villazor received the 2011 Derrick A. Bell Award, which is given by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Minority Section to a junior faculty member who, through activism, mentoring, teaching and scholarship, has made an extraordinary contribution to legal education, the legal system, or social justice.
Professor Villazor organizes the Colloquium on Law and Citizenship at Hofstra. This Colloquium examines the ways in which law and citizenship intersect to construct, influence and shape the meaning, boundaries, definitions, domains, rights and obligations of citizenship.
Prior to teaching at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law beginning in 2009, Professor Villazor taught for three years at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Dedman School of Law. Before teaching, Professor Villazor served as a human rights fellow at Columbia Law School where she focused on the domestic application of international human rights.
Professor Villazor graduated from the American University Washington College of Law in 2000. While at American University, she served as Notes and Comment Editor of the American University Law Review. After graduating from law school, she clerked for The Honorable Stephen H. Glickman on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. She then received an Equal Justice Works Fellowship to work for New York Lawyers for the Public Interest from 2001 to 2004. She received an LL.M. from Columbia Law School in 2006.