Kristin Collins’s current research examines the legal regulation of immigration, citizenship, and the family. Recent publications include Equality, Sovereignty, and the Family in Morales-Santana, 131 Harvard Law Review 170 (2017); Bureaucracy As the Border: Administrative Law and the Citizen Family, 66 Duke Law Journal 1727 (2017); and Illegitimate Borders: Jus Sanguinis Citizenship and the Legal Construction of Family, Race, and Nation, 123 Yale Law Journal 2134 (2014). Collins is a professor at Boston University School of Law and was the Senior Visiting Fellow at Oxford University’s Rothermere American Institute for the academic year 2017-2018. Previously she was the Sidley Austin–Robert D. McLean Visiting Professor at Yale Law School and a National Endowment for the Humanities Long-Term Fellow at the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Following graduation from Yale Law School in 2000, Professor Collins served as a senior fellow at the Institute for Democracy in South Africa in Cape Town. She clerked for Chief Judge John Walker of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Judge Kimba Wood of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Professor Collins teaches courses in family law, citizenship and immigration law, civil procedure, and federal courts.