Socio-Legal Studies Workshop

The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that brings together scholars both within and beyond the UCI community working at the intersections of law, social sciences, humanities, and the arts.  The Workshop also features a series of book talks, in which authors will discuss their recently published work. Unless otherwise noted, all Workshop sessions will meet on Fridays, 12:00–1:15 p.m., at the UCI School of Law, room 3500H.

DateSpeakerTitle

October 6

Hillary Berk
Assistant Professor of Teaching in Criminology, Law, and Society
UCI School of Social Ecology

The Value of Gestational Labor in Contracts for Surrogate Motherhood

October 20

Brook Thomas
Chancellor’s Professor of English
UCI School of Humanities

Book Talk: The Literature of Reconstruction: Not in Plain Black and White (Johns Hopkins UP, 2017)

October 27

Janine Ubink
Adjunct Professor of Law
UCI School of Law

The Façade of Participation—Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Relations in South Africa’s Mining Industry

January 12
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Sora Han
Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law, and Society
UCI School of Social Ecology

Whither the “Badges and Incidents of Slavery”: Reading the 13th Amendment Against its Critics

January 19
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Gabriela Gonzalez
PhD Candidate in Criminology, Law and Society
UCI School of Social Ecology

(Working Title) Educational Consequences of Parental Immigrant Detention (co-authored)

January 26

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February 2
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Laura E. Enriquez
Assistant Professor, Chicano/Latino Studies
UCI School of Social Sciences

Daniel Millán
Graduate Student in Sociology
UCI School of Social Sciences

Conceptualizing Deportability in the Lives of Undocumented Young Adults

February 9
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Christine Scott-Hayward
Assistant Professor of Law, Criminology, and Criminal Justice
California State University Long Beach

Legal Elites? A Social Network Analysis of Supreme Court Advocates (with Aili Malm, CSULB)

February 16
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Vanessa Delgado
Graduate Student in Sociology
UCI School of Social Sciences

Legal Brokers: Navigating Illegality through Social Capital

February 23
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Emily Taylor Poppe
Assistant Professor of Law
UCI School of Law

The Law School Pipeline

March 2
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Alexandra “Sasha” Natapoff
Professor of Law
UCI School of Law

Misdemeanor Justice: An Interdisciplinary Approach

March 16
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Damien Sojoyner
Assistant Professor in Anthropology
UCI School of Social Sciences

Book Talk: First Strike: Educational Enclosures in Black Los Angeles (University of Minnesota Press, 2016)

April 6
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Tania DoCarmo
PhD Candidate in Sociology
UCI School of Social Sciences

Emma Gunderson
JD Candidate
UCI School of Law

Working Title: Punishment or Protection? Carceral Creep and Protecting Child Survivors of Sex Trafficking in Cambodia

Handcuffing Victims and Blindfolding Justice: Normative Practices Around Criminalizing Low-Income Women of Color, Trafficking Intervention Courts, & Critical Race Theory as a Model for Attorney Competency & Narrative Resistance at the Post-Conviction Stage

April 13
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Sameer Ashar
Clinical Professor of Law
UCI School of Law

Catherine Fisk
Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong Professor of Law
UC Berkeley School of Law

Governance and Voice in Workers Centers

April 20
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Dalié Jiménez​
Professor of Law
UCI School of Law

(Working Title) Debt and Justice

May 4

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Contacts

Rabie Kadri
Law Centers Manager
rkadri@law.uci.edu
(949) 824-2370

Keramet Reiter
Director, LSC Emphasis
Co-Convenor, Socio-Legal Studies Workshop
reiterk@uci.edu
(949) 824-9201

Christopher Whytock
Co-Director, Center in Law, Society and Culture
Co-Convenor, Socio-Legal Studies Workshop
cwhytock@law.uci.edu
(949) 824-0496