Fall 2019/Spring 2020 LSC Emphasis

In the 2019–2020 year, the following courses make up the emphasis:

Multi- and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Law is a reading and discussion seminar. We will engage with law from a substantial number of distinct disciplinary perspectives (anthropology, economics, history, philosophy, rhetoric, sociology, political science) which we will use in an attempt to construct our own “interdisciplinary” knowledge of law.
This seminar seeks to push beyond the theoretical traditions of the Euro-American academy and to engage important theoretical contributions made by scholars from the Global South. We begin by discussing the validity of the “Global South” as a binary theoretical construct, and then ask who speaks for the Global South? We then read works by diverse scholars that bring into question taken-for-granted assumptions about power, authority, and significance.
This course explores the theory and practice of ethnography with a focus on anthropology, the discipline most associated with ethnography. Students are exposed to the theoretical underpinnings of ethnographic work, traditional and innovative practices, and sample ethnographies.

The fifth cohort includes three students, representing schools from across UCI:

Katelyn Malae
Adviser: Jane Stoever
Katelyn Malae is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology, where she investigates the relationship between gender, sexual violence, and social movements. Her current project examines how the public’s reaction to affirmative consent policy changed over time. She is particularly interested in understanding the social factors that shape people’s definitions and understandings of sexual consent and sexual violence

Aziz Sohail
Adviser: Swethaa Ballakrishnen
Aziz Sohail is an MFA Candidate in Art (Critical and Curatorial Studies). Originally from Pakistan, he has curated projects globally and his practice is particularly invested in promoting under-researched histories and building interdisciplinary connections between art, history, fiction, theory, and biography. His current research focus is a meditation on the longue-duree intersections of sexuality and colonialism with migration, law, and identity, particularly for individuals from the Global South as they navigate empire(s) and its afterlives. 

Danielle Tassara
Adviser: Kyung Hyun Kim
Danielle Tassara is a PhD Student in Anthropology. Having worked with refugee and migrant centers, she expects to examine ideas of subjectivity and belonging as shaped by Korean mothers and their families who experience a constant flow of migration, re-migration, and return migration in South America. She is particularly interested in the way subjectivity has become territorialized in new ways and focuses on how certain values like motherhood and home are recognized and constructed.


Rabie Kadri
Law Centers Manager
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