Fall 2017/Spring 2018 LSC Emphasis

In the 2017–2018 year, the following courses make up the emphasis:

  1. Fall 2017: Political Anthropology (Victoria Bernal)
  2. Winter 2018: Multi- and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Law (Shauhin Talesh)
  3. Spring 2018: Freedom, Slavery, and the Law in World History (Rachel O'Toole)

The third cohort includes 7 students, representing schools from across UCI:

Jessica Cabrera
Advisor: Candace Burton
Jessica is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology. Her research interests include violence against women, gender, law, and culture. Currently, she is studying campus sexual violence and harassment response systems, with a particular focus on how university employees respond in legally and structurally complex environments.

Jessica Callahan
Advisor: Kaaryn Gustafson
Jessica is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology, studying identity negotiation in multi-racial foster homes. Her broad research interests include gender and family, social movements, and qualitative methods. 

Ashley C. Hernandez
Advisor: Jennifer Chacón
Ashley is a PhD candidate in Urban Planning and Public Policy, whose primary interests include immigrant illegality and integration, social movements, collaborative governance, and land use. More specifically, their work will center on issues in affordable housing, displacement, and the changing landscape in localities that have historically been home to immigrants and their families.

Noemi Linares-Ramirez
Advisor: Seth Davis
Noemi is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology. Her research interests include Native American social movements, influential factors and organizations, and their respective outcomes. Her current project examines the campaign against indigenous mascots, considering how Indigenous social movements choose targets, why the movements sometimes succeed, and what factors result in institutional change.

Renée Lynn Reizman
Advisor: Joseph DiMento
Renée an MFA candidate in the Art - Critical & Curatorial Studies concentration. Her curatorial practice often references public policy and communications law in order to unearth erased histories in site-specific spaces. She is currently focused on access to information & communication technology, net neutrality, and how aesthetics of technology platforms influence broader culture.  

Jennifer Zelnick
Adivsors: Stephen Lee and Annie Lai
Jennifer is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology. Her research interests focus on transnationalism, citizenship, kinship, legality, criminalization, and belonging. Her dissertation project examines the deportation of Cambodian-American legal permanent residents from the US to Cambodia.