Katherine Culliton-González

Katherine Culliton-González

Senior Attorney and Director of Voter Protection for Advancement Project

Katherine Culliton-González is a Senior Attorney and Director of Voter Protection for Advancement Project, where she leads a highly-qualified team in litigation, policy, coalition-building, voter education, and community empowerment strategies to protect fundamental voting rights.

A former Fulbright Scholar, Culliton-González taught human rights law in Chile (1993-1994), and among other awards, she graduated as Valedictorian of the Washington College of Law of American University in 1993. She is the author of a series of law review articles and other publications, written in English and Spanish, which have been used to protect civil and human rights in the Americas (see: works.bepress.com/katherine_culliton) Her most recent law review article, published in Harvard Human Rights Law Journal, analyzes birthright citizenship as well as the intersection between disparate access to citizenship and Latino voting rights.

Culliton-González is a former MALDEF lawyer, and frequently appeared in Spanish-language media as a nationally-recognized immigrants' rights expert. Before joining Advancement Project, Kathy most recently served as Senior Attorney in the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, where she brought a series of cases to enforce the anti-discrimination provisions of the Voting Rights Act on behalf of Latinos, African Americans, and other voters of color across the nation. Her cases and enforcement actions have helped tens of thousands of Puerto Rican voters in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, and Florida.

Culliton-González currently holds titles as Co-Chair of Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Civil Rights Committee, Chair of the HNBA Voting Rights Committee, and as a member of the HNBA Legislative Advocacy Day Committee. She is an expert in language access rights, and the mother of a beautiful bilingual son.