Current BELS Fellows

The 2014-15 BELS Graduate Fellows

John Bliss    JSP
The Divided Self: A Qualitative Study of Law School Socialization  

Gabrielle Goldstein    Public Health
Measuring Legal Risk Perception and Defensive Review: Survey of Institutional Review Board Members in the US

Alexandra Havrylyshyn    JSP
Contesting the Status of Slavery in Early Canada

Hannah Lacqueur    JSP
Constructing and Testing Theories of Personal Crime Rates

Robert Lee    History  
Louisiana Purchases: The US-Indian Treaty System in the Missouri River Valley, 1804-1851

Matty Lichtenstein    Sociology   
Contested Identities, Contested Rights: Education, Religion, and the Politics of Governance

Daniel Mattingly    Political Science   
Did Democratic Reforms Weaken the Rule of Law and Property Security in Rural China?                 

Kelsey Mayo    JSP  
Law and Institutional Competition in Charter School Authorization

Eugene McCarthy   Rhetoric  
The Corporate Person: Actor Network Theory and Corporate Law

Katherine Michel    Political Science   
Between Regimes: Constitutional Design in Transitional Groups

The 2013-14 BELS Graduate Fellows

Jason Ferguson   Sociology
Regulating Sex: Mapping the Space of Laws in the Global Field of Power

Adam Hill   Jurisprudence and Social Policy
The Microfoundations of Administrative Accountability: Information, Norms, and Enforcement

Mary Hoopes   Jurisprudence and Social Policy
The Role of Organizations in the Emergence and Diffusion of Recent State Laws Regulating Immigration

Ryan Hubert   Political Science
“Taking Law Seriously”: Statistical Text Analysis as a Way to Understand Judicial Behavior

Daniel Kluttz   Sociology
Fracking and Fields: A Comparative Analysis of Fields in Times of Major Social Disruption

Nicole Lindahl   Jurisprudence and Social Policy
Emotion Work on San Quentin’s Mainline

Peggy O’Donnell   History
Where the Bodies are Buried: Forensic Experts and Human Rights Violations from the Katyn Forest to The Hague

Janna Rezaee   Political Science
Presidential Review and Agency Rulemaking

Alisa Sanchez   Rhetoric
The Preoccupation with Modernity in Columbia’s Abortion Laws, 1936-2006

Jacob Wegmann   City and Regional Planning
“We Just Went Ahead and Built It”: Informality and the Housing Market in Southeast Los Angeles County

The 2012-13 BELS Graduate Fellows

Hillary Berk  JSP
Contracts, Surrogacy, and Emotional Labor: How Law Matters When Managing Relationships

Jennifer Carlson   Sociology
Prerogative Politics: Guns, Crime and the Problem of Policing

Veena Dubal   JSP
Driving Broke: Taxis, Activism, and Transnational Politics in San Francisco

Bryn King   Social Welfare 
From Protection to Rejection: Race, Gender, and Experiences in Child Welfare as Risk Factors for Juvenile Justice Involvement

Margo Mahan   Sociology  
Victimized Victimizers?: Male Batterers and the State that Disciplines Them

Genevieve Painter   JSP   
Aboriginal Women's Rights versus Self-governance in Canada: Rights as Ways of Knowing

Giuliana Perrone   History   
Unfinished Freedom: Slavery & Citizenship in Post-Emancipation Southern Courts, 1865-1896

Suzanne Scoggins   Political Science  
Policing China: Effective Policing Practices and Bureaucratic Fragmentation in the P.R.C.

Tamera Stover   Sociology  
Belonging and Boundaries: Immigrant Responses to Immigration Law and Institutions

Asrat Tesfayesus   Economics   
One Explanation for the Doha Round Stagnation