Past BELS Fellows
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”