Past BELS Fellows
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
The 2011-2012 Bels Graduate Fellows
Jason Anastasopoulos Political Science
Crime and Punishment? An Experimental Study on Ethnicity and Punitiveness
Kevin Escudero Ethnic Studies
Towards a Social Movement Approach: The Role of Law and Youth Political Activism in the Undocumented Student Movement
Trevor Gardner Sociology
The Safest Place: Sanctuary Cities in the Era of Homeland Security
Satyel Larson Rhetoric
Bearing Knowledge: Law, Reproduction and the Female Body in Modern Morocco, 1912-Present
Tal Niv JSP
Prominent Commenting Platforms and the Nurturing of Participatory Journalism
Marcel Paret Sociology
Legality and Migrant Labor in Comparative Historical Perspective: Class- Citizenship Dynamics in South Africa and the United States from World War II to the Present
James Philips JSP
Constitutionally Constraining Courts: A Comparative Empirical Analysis
Keramet Reiter JSP
The Most Restrictive Alternative: The Origins, Functions, Implications, and Control of the Supermax Prison, 1976-2010
Ashley Rubin JSP
Penal Cycles: American Punishment Since the Revolution
Pablo Rueda JSP
Indigenous Cosmopolitans: Oil, Law & Transnational Indigenous Mobilization
Sarah Tahamont Public Policy
The Effect of Security Classification on Prison Misconduct
Nicole Willcoxon Political Science
The Voting Rights Act, Electoral Institutions, and Voting Behavior: Minority Enfranchisement in Section 5 Covered and Non-covered Jurisdictions
The 2010-2011 BELS Graduate Fellows
Mimi Kim, School of Social Welfare
"Contesting Feminisms: New Social Movement Challenges to Gender-Based and State Violence"
Gwendolyn Leachman, Jurisprudence & Social Policy
"Legalizing Sexuality: Law and Dominance in the Politics of 'Gay Rights'"
Larisa Mann, Jurisprudence & Social Policy
"Copyright Law in Creative Practice in Jamaica"
Silvia Pasquetti, Department of Sociology
"Organized Refugees and Fragmented Citizens: A Comparative Ethnography of Urban Social Control across the Green Line"
Jamie Rowen, Jurisprudence & Social Policy
"The Transitional Justice Social Movement"
Sarath Sanga, Department of Economics
"Racial Bias and Learning in Law Enforcement"
Douglas Spencer, Jurisprudence & Social Policy
"Calculating Constitutions: An Economic Analysis of Constitutional Design"
Christina Stevens, Jurisprudence & Social Policy
"Effects of a Colorblind Model of Diversity on Hiring Decisions"
Shauhin Talesh, Jurisprudence & Social Policy
"Manufacturing Consumer Protection Law: The Private Construction of Public Legal Rights"
A.B. Wilkinson, Department of History
"Mixed-Race Ideologies in the United States"
Abby Wood, Department of Political Science
"Who Guards the Guardians? Agency Accountability Mechanisms in the Fifty U.S. States"
The Inaugural Class of BELS Graduate Fellows 2009-2010
Faiz Ahmed, Department of History
"Rule of Law Projects in Afghanistan: The Nizamnama Codes of Shah Amanullah, 1919-1929"
Rachel Best, Department of Sociology
“Deserving Patients: Health Social Movements and Lawmakers’ Priority-Setting”
Angela Hill, Department of Rhetoric
“This Modern Day Slavery: Sex Trafficking and Moral Panic in the United Kingdom”
Kimberly Alexa Koenig, Jurisprudence & Social Policy. Berkeley Law
“The Worst: An Analysis of Institutionalized Violence at Guantanamo”
Karin Martin, Goldman School of Public Policy
“From Neighborhoods to Judges: An Analysis of Crime Policy Preferences and Implementation”
Brent Nakamura, Jurisprudence & Social Policy, Berkeley Law
"The Lawyerization of Medicine": An Empirical Inquiry into the Creation, Diffusion and Rise of the
In-House Counsel in American Health Care”
Shaun Ossei-Owusu, Department of African American Studies
“Popular and Professional Legal Consciousness: An Intersectional Approach”
Timothy Rodriguez, Department of Anthropology
“Religious Conversions Among Urban Male Heroin Users”
Michael Salamone, Department of Political Science
“Judicial Dissent and Political Resistance”
Stephen Smith, Berkeley Law (JD) and Department of Sociology
“Hijacking Counterterrorism: National Laws and Political Repression in the Post-9/11 era”
Hilary Soderland, Berkeley Law (JD)
“America’s Cherished Reserves: the Enduring Significance of the 1916 National Park Organic Act”