Naomi Roht-Arriaza

About me

Gender FEMALE
Industry Law
Occupation Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Location San Francisco, California, United States
Introduction For my webpage, click under "Contact" at left; for my publications page, go to http://library.uchastings.edu/library/faculty-resources/faculty-publications/roht.pdf. My IntLawGrrls transnational foremother is Gabriela Mistral, a Chilean poet, diplomat and teacher. She was born in 1899 of Basque and indigenous parents in the north of Chile. She became a teacher and then school principal, helped with school reform in Chile and Mexico, and worked for the League of Nations. She then represented Chile as consul in a number of countries, and also taught at U.S. universities. She won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1945, the first Latin American woman to do so (see http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1945/mistral-bio.html).