Our Team

Guy Charles, Faculty Director

Guy-Uriel E. Charles is the Charles J. Ogletree Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. His scholarship focuses on how law mediates political power and how law addresses racial subordination. He teaches courses on civil procedure; election law; constitutional law; race and law; critical race theory; legislation and statutory interpretation; law, economics, and politics; and law, identity, and politics. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the American Law Institute. He was appointed by President Joseph Biden to the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States. His academic articles have appeared journals such as the Michigan Law Review, Michigan Journal of Race and Law, Georgetown Law Journal, Journal of Politics, California Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, and Constitutional Commentary. His public writings have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, L.A. Times, Time, The Atlantic, Slate, among others. Prof. Charles received his JD from the University of Michigan Law School and clerked for The Honorable Damon J. Keith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Before joining Harvard Law School, he taught at Duke Law School and the University of Minnesota Law School.


Destiny Peery, Managing Director

Destiny Peery is a social psychologist and legal scholar who focuses on the interesections of race, identity, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and law and policy. She was previously on the faculty at Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law and also taught at Duke Law School. In addition to her academic experience, Destiny has several years of experience conducting research on diversity in the legal profession for the American Bar Association (ABA) and the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) and serving as a research and diversity consultant, particularly within the legal profession. She holds a JD and PhD in social psychology from Northwestern University.


Alora Thomas-Lundborg, Strategic Litigation & Advocacy Director

Alora Thomas-Lundborg is an experienced litigator with more than a decade of practice experience. Before coming to CHHIRJ, Alora was a Senior Staff Attorney in the ACLU Voting Rights Project. At the ACLU, Alora litigated voting rights cases throughout the country, including challenges to voter suppression and gerrymandering. She co-authored several amicus briefs before the Supreme Court. Prior to joining the ACLU, Alora was a litigator at WilmerHale and Simpson Thacher, and a law clerk to Chief Judge Brodie in the Eastern District of New York. Alora has a BA in Political Science from Yale University and JD from Columbia Law School.


Marina Apostol, Program Assistant


Founding Leadership

Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Founder and Faculty Director Emeritus

David J. Harris, Managing Director Emeritus

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