Socio-Legal Studies Workshop (Archive)

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.

2018–19 Workshop Schedule

DateSpeakerTitle

September 28

Bryan Sykes
Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law and Society
UCI School of Social Ecology

Continuous Control: Sex Offender Registries, Sexual Threat, and the Making of Criminal Subjects

October 19
Law 3750

Irene Vega
Postdoctoral Scholar
UCI School of Social Ecology

What Would a Reasonable Agent Do? Border Patrol Agents' Use of Force Rationales

October 26
Law 3750

Daniele Piomelli
Louise Turner Arnold Chair in Neurosciences
UCI School of Medicine

Bob Solomon
Clinical Professor of Law
UCI School of Law

Lost in the Weeds: The Complexities of Researching and Regulating Cannabis

November 2

Damien Sojoyner
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
UCI School of Social Sciences

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

November 30

Marina Bell
PhD Candidate in Criminology, Law and Society
UCI School of Social Ecology

Approaching Reform Failures Through an Abolitionist Lens

January 25

Brandon Golob
Assistant Teaching Professor of Criminology, Law and Society
UCI School of Social Ecology

Katherine Elder
Assistant Professor of Health Communication
California State University, Channel Islands

A Regional Examination of Sexual Victimization Rates in Juvenile Correctional Facilities

February 1

Vibhuti Ramachandran
Assistant Professor of Global and International Studies
UCI School of Social Sciences

"Immoral Traffic": Courts, NGOs, and an Anti-Prostitution Law in India

February 8

Dalié Jiménez
Professor of Law
UCI School of Law

Thinking Like a Non-Lawyer

February 15

Emily Taylor Poppe
Assistant Professor of Law
UCI School of Law

AI, Apps, and the Art and Science of Lawyering

February 22

Jessica Cabrera
PhD Candidate in Sociology
UCI School of Social Sciences

The Hunting Ground in a Compliance Jungle: How Field Actors Construct the Meaning of Compliance in Title IX Campus Sexual Assault Regulation

April 12
Law 3750

Christopher Seeds
Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law and Society
UCI School of Social Ecology

The Ambivalent Crafting of Life Without Parole

April 19

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

Aili Malm
Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
California State University, Long Beach

Legal Elites? A Social Network Analysis of Supreme Court Advocates

May 3

Renée Reizman
MFA Candidate in Art - Critical & Curatorial Studies
UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Spectacular Grammar: Infrastructure as Language

2017–18 Workshop Schedule

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

Dallas Augustine
PhD Candidate in Criminology, Law and Society
UCI School of Social Ecology

Working Around the Law: Navigating Legal Barriers to Good Work with a Criminal Record

January 19

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

Ming Hsu Chen
Associate Professor of Law
University of Colorado Law School

Constructing Citizenship for Noncitizens

February 2

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
Law 3750

Alexandra Natapoff
Professor of Law
UCI School of Law

Misdemeanor Justice: An Interdisciplinary Approach

February 16

Vanessa Delgado
Graduate Student in Sociology
UCI School of Social Sciences

Legal Brokers: Navigating Illegality through Social Capital

February 23

Emily Taylor Poppe
Assistant Professor of Law
UCI School of Law

The Law School Pipeline

March 16

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

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

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

May 4

Diego Gil McCawley
Teaching Fellow, SPILS
Lecturer in Law
Stanford Law School

The Institutionalization of Neoliberal Reforms: A Case Study of Chile's Housing Law and Policy

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