R. Kyle Alagood

Homeland Security Attorney · Policy Ninja · Communications Leader · Public Interest Advocate



“It’s good reading, and really explains some of the issues of that summer.”

Pauline Thomas, Interview, “The Early Years of AIDS: CDC’s Response to a Historic Epidemic,” CDC Musuem, Global Health Chronicles, 2016.

“Kyle Alagood has just written [an] analysis of the AIDS and schoolchild. I recommend it. It’s good reading, and really explains some of the issues of that summer.”

“Alagood offers an interesting argument”

William V. Theobald, “Advocate: Arizona Judge Perfect Supreme Court Nominee,” Arizona Republic, Feb. 18, 2016.

“Advocate and writer R. Kyle Alagood is offering a sure-fire, can’t-miss candidate to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, one guaranteed to gain approval from the GOP-controlled Senate. Her name: U.S. District Court Judge Diane Humetewa of Arizona . . . . Alagood offers an interesting argument for why Humetewa might be able to break through the roadblock.”

“[R]allying against incidents of discrimination”

Kathryn Rubino, “Law School Dean Blindsided, Steps Down,” Above The Law, July 6, 2015.

“Alagood has made something of a cottage industry rallying against incidents of discrimination at LSU and gathering the publicly available documents on the issues, all detailed on his personal website.”

“[A] great future”

Frederick A. O. Schwarz, Jr., Democracy in the Dark: The Seduction of Government Secrecy (New York: The New Press, 2015), 243-44.

“Kyle Alagood worked with me on research subjects and on the endnotes from 2010, when he started at the Brennan Center, through his first two-plus years at law school. Kyle was a great help on every part of the book. He should have a great future as a lawyer, a public policy analyst, or both.”

“[N]otable and timely”

Douglas A. Berman, “Parole Release Hearings: The Fallacy of Discretion,” Sentencing Law and Policy (blog), Feb. 19, 2015

“The title of this post is the title of this notable and timely new paper by R. Kyle Alagood . . . . ”

“[W]omen are people, not objects.”

Michael Kasdan, “Dress Code Wars: Stop Telling Boys They’re Distracted,” The Good Men Project, Oct. 21, 2014.

“When we communicate, as one example, that girls have to make sure to wear shorts that comply with ‘the fingertip rule’ lest they distract boys in the learning environment, we are sending a powerful message. Whether the word ‘boys’ is stated or left unstated in that statement, what we are saying to boys is that girls are a distraction to you, that you cannot and are not be expected to control yourself and your hormones. That is precisely the opposite of what we want to be telling our rising young men. To put it more bluntly, as my friend, Kyle Alagood has, what we should be doing is ‘attempting to educate horny young men about sex, hormones, rape-culture, and gender equality . . .  by teach[ing] young men that women are people, not objects.'”