Dory Mitros Durham

Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs; Associate Teaching Professor

Dory Mitros Durham

1010U Jenkins Nanovic Halls
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-3495
dory.mitros.durham@nd.edu

Dory Mitros Durham

Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs; Associate Teaching Professor

Expertise

Civil rights; institutional racism; United States immigration law and policy; asylum law and policy; vulnerable immigrant populations.

At the Keough School

Dory Mitros Durham is assistant dean of academic affairs and associate teaching professor in the Keough School of Global Affairs. She also acts as the school’s diversity and inclusion officer and is a member of the dean’s cabinet.

Courses

Biography

Dory Mitros Durham is assistant dean of academic affairs and associate teaching professor in the Keough School of Global Affairs. Dory Mitros Durham teaches the course Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary and serves as moderator for the online lecture series by the same name. She also acts as advisor to the Keough School, leading its Racial Justice Initiative.

Durham also served associate director of the Keough School’s Klau Institute for Civil and Human Rights. Prior to joining the Klau Institute, Durham served the federal judiciary as a career law clerk to Hon. Kenneth Ripple. She previously held a Skadden Fellowship at Indiana Legal Services, providing holistic legal services to immigrant victims of violence throughout the state and training local law enforcement agencies on issues concerning immigrant communities. Durham also taught the Judicial Externship course at Notre Dame Law School.

Durham is a 2006 summa cum laude graduate of Notre Dame Law School, where she held the Fr. Michael D. McCafferty, C.S.C., Fellowship in Law and was the executive production editor of the Notre Dame Law Review. Durham earned her BA in the Program of Liberal Studies, summa cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame in 2001, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Before attending law school, Durham worked for the Office of Government Liaison at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and for the Midwest Immigrant and Human Rights Center. In both positions, she focused on issues relating to particularly vulnerable immigrant populations, including unaccompanied children, asylum seekers, refugees, and victims of human trafficking and other forms of violence.