Anne-Marie Hakstian

Professional Details

Title Professor
Department Management
Office Classroom Building 228
Phone 978.542.6823
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Recent and Upcoming Courses

BUS 252 Business Law I
IDS 260 Introduction to Legal Studies
MGT 301 Employment Law for Business
MGT 485 Internship in Management

Professional Biography

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, Boston, MA, PhD in Law, Policy and Society. Dissertation: Racial and ethnic profiling in Massachusetts: An examination of police policy and practice, Amy S. Farrell (Chair).

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, Washington, D.C. JD earned in May 1990. Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in March 1991.

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, Washington, D.C., May 1987. B.A. in International Affairs.

INSTITUT D'ETUDES POLITIQUES, Paris, France, May 1986. Certificat d'Etudes Politiques through Tufts University, Tufts-in-Paris Program.

Professional Interests

Race and gender discrimination in employment; racial profiling; marketplace discrimination; sexual assault prevention.


My responsibilities include teaching "Business Law I" (BUS 252), an undergraduate course that is required for all Business Administration majors, "Employment Law for Business" (MGT 301), and "The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business" (BUS 802N), a graduate course offered through the Master of Business Administration and the Master's degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Selected Publications

Henderson, Geraldine R., Anne-Marie Hakstian, and Jerome D. Williams (2016). Consumer Equality: Race and the American Marketplace, Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Press.

Williams, Jerome D., Geraldine R. Henderson, Sophia R. Evettand Anne-Marie G. Hakstian (2015), “Racial Discrimination in Retail Settings: A Liberation Psychology Perspective,” in Mia Bay, ed., in Race and Retail: Consumer Culture, Economic Citizenship, and Power, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.  

Evett, Sophia R., Anne-Marie Hakstian, Jerome D. Williams, and Geraldine R. Henderson (2012).  What’s Race Got To Do With It? Responses to Consumer Discrimination. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, Vol. 13(1).

Hakstian, Anne-Marie and Craig D. Sergeant (2012).  Is there a Constitutional Right to Bring an Objectively Baseless Suit? Business Law Review, Vol. 45: 15-29.

Scott, Linda, Jerome D. Williams, Stacey Baker, Jan Brace-Govan, Hilary Downey, Anne-Marie Hakstian, Geraldine R. Henderson, Peggy Sue Loroz, and Dave Webb (2011).  Beyond Poverty: Social Justice in a Global Marketplace.  Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, Vol. 30(1): 39-46. Winner of the Thomas C. Kinnear Best Paper Award in 2015.

Williams, J.D., Hakstian, A-M., Henderson, G.R. (2008). "Consumer Racial Profiling" in Encyclopedia of Race and Crime. Eds., Greene, Helen Taylor and Gabbidon, Shaun L., Sage Publications.

Harris, A-M. (2006). A Survey of Federal and State Public Accommodations Statutes: Evaluating their effectiveness in cases of retail discrimination. Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law, Vol 13 (2): 331-396.

Williams, J.D., Harris, A-M., Henderson, G.R. (2006). Equal Treatment for Equal Dollars in Illinois: Assessing Consumer Racial Profiling and Other Marketplace Discrimination, The Law Enforcement Executive Forum, Vol. 5(7), 83-104.

Harris, A-M., Henderson, G.R., Williams, J.D. (2005). Courting Customers: Assessing Consumer Racial Profiling and Other Marketplace Discrimination. Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, Policy Watch: Commentaries and Viewpoints, Vol. 24 (1), pp. 163-171.

Petty, R., Harris, A-M., Broaddus, T., Boyd, W. (2003). Regulating Target Marketing and other Race-Based Advertising Practices (Lead Article), University of Michigan Journal of Race and Law, Vol. 8 (1): 335.

Harris, A-M., Shopping While Black: Applying 42 U.S.C. Section 1981 to Cases of Consumer Racial Profiling (Lead Article), Boston College Third World Law, Vol 23(1): 1-56, 2003.

Harris, A-M. and Grooms, K.B. A New Lesson Plan for Educational Institutions: Expanded Rules Governing Liability Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 for Student and Faculty Sexual Harassment, reprinted in Sexual Harassment on Campus: A Legal Compendium, National Association of College and University Attorneys, 4th Edition (2003).

Selected Presentations

I was recently interviewed about the consumer racial profiling incident at a Starbucks in Philadelphia. My interview with Ryan Jesperson can be accessed by clicking this link.

American Marketing Association, Marketing and Public Policy Conference, Washington, DC, June 2017. Plenary Session on Consumer Equality with Mitchell Borger, Vice-President and Assistant General Counsel, Macy's Inc., Dariely Rodriguez, Director of the Economic Justice Project at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Michael Posner, Fair Lending Enforcement Attorney at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Geraldine R. Henderson, Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University.

American Marketing Association, Marketing and Public Policy Conference, Boston, MA, June 2014. Consumer Racial Profiling and Marketplace Discrimination: Perspectives from academia, government, and industry with Jerome D. Williams, Geraldine R. Henderson, and Sophia R. Evett.

Annual State Wide Undergraduate Conference, Amherst, MA, April, 25, 2014. Poster: Changing Minds: Deliberation and Persuasion in a Civil Retail Discrimination Case with C. Sullivan, S. Bagley, S. Evett, and A-M. Hakstian.

Law and Society Association, Annual Conference, Boston, MA, May 30, 2013. Evaluating Police Reforms to Address Racial Profiling in Traffic Enforcement.

Faculty and Graduate Student Research Day, Salem State University, Salem, MA, May 2, 2013. Poster: Behind the Scenes: A Review of Racial Influences on Jury Selection and Deliberation with Sophia R. Evett and Catherine Runge.

Interdisciplinary Conference on Race and Retail: Consumer Culture, Economic Citizenship, and Power, New Brunswick, NJ, May 4-5, 2012. Racial and Other Types of Discrimination in Retail Settings: A Liberation Psychology Perspective with Jerome D. Williams, Geraldine R. Henderson, and Sophia R. Evett.

Eastern Psychological Association, Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, March 2-4, 2012. Poster: Making the Case for Retail Discrimination: A Mock Jury Investigation with Sophia R. Evett and Liisa Burk.

American Society of Criminology, Annual Conference, Washington, DC, November 19, 2011. Police Response to a Legitimacy Crisis: The Role of Organizational Characteristics.

Law and Society Association, Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 5, 2011. Racial Disparity in Traffic Enforcement: Police Response to a Legitimacy Crisis.

Hakstian, Anne-Marie G. and Sophia R. Evett (2009).  "Race Discrimination or Unlawful Detention? Results of a Mock Jury Study on Consumer Discrimination," in Kristie Seawright and Scott Smith (Eds.), Cross-Cultural Research Conference Proceedings, Volume 14, Honolulu, HI.

Williams, Jerome D., Geraldine R. Henderson, Anne-Marie Hakstian, and Sophia R. Evett (2009).  "An Experimental Scenario-Based Approach to Analyzing Consumer Response to Marketplace Discrimination," in Elizabeth S. Moore, Janis K. Pappalardo, and William L. Wilkie (Eds.), Marketing and Public Policy Conference Proceedings: Contributions, Controversies, and Continuing Challenges in the Worlds of Consumer Protection and Competition, Volume 19, Chicago, IL: American Marketing Association, 221-22.

Williams, Jerome D. and Anne-Marie G. Hakstian (2007).  “Consumer Racial Profiling: Perspectives from Academia, Law, Consumers, and Industry,” Special Session Summary in Manoj Hastak, John L. Swasy, and Sonya A. Grier (Eds.), Marketing and Public Policy Conference Proceedings 2007: Meeting Social, Ethical, and Regulatory Challenges in the 21st Century, Volume 17, Chicago, IL: American Marketing Association, 42-43.

Conference on Transformative Research, Dartmouth, NH, July 6-8 2007. To Sue or Not to Sue: Consumer Responses to Marketplace Discrimination.

American Marketing Association, Marketing and Public Policy Conference, Long Beach, California, June 9, 2006. States of Denial and Degradation Both Subtle and Overt: Marketplace Discrimination Across America.

Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, November 16, 2005.Ayala v. Wal-Mart, Inc.: Litigating cases of consumer racial profiling.

Law and Society Association, Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 4, 2005. Courting Customers: Assessing Consumer Racial Profiling and Other Marketplace Discrimination

Academy of Marketing Science, Cultural Perspectives on Marketing Conference, Puebla, Mexico, September 23-25, 2004. Courting Customers: A Content Analysis of Consumer Racial Profiling Court Cases.

NAACP 20th Annual Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 11, 2004.Consumer Racial Profiling in Public Accommodations.

The University of Texas Ethics and Branding Speaker Series, McCombs School of Business, Austin, Texas, March 30, 2004. Consumer Racial Profiling: Perspectives from the Classroom, Courtroom, and Boardroom.

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Boston Bar Association, Boston, MA, Jan. 28, 2004. Overview of the Laws Addressing Retail Racial Profiling.

National Black MBA Association, 31st Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, September 20, 2002. Consumer Racial Profiling: It Happens Here Too.

North Atlantic Regional Business Law Review Annual Meeting, Babson College, April 4, 1998. Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, Inc.: The Supreme Court Prescribes a Dose of Common Sense.

Personal Interests

I was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. As the daughter of a French-Canadian mother, I am fluent in spoken and written French. I speak and write Spanish at an intermediate level. After completing high school, I came to the US to attend college. My interests include yoga, running, reading, hiking, and traveling. I am an avid fan of the outdoors.