Current BELS Fellows



Ilya Akdemir,   Law/JSD
“Predicting Outcome of Certiorari Petitions: A Text Classification Approach”


Matthew Cannon,   Jurisprudence and Social Policy

“Inventing Protest: Activism by American Inventor Groups”


Michel Estefan,   Sociology

“The Authoritarian Foundations of the Rule of Law: Autonomy and Organizational Capacity in the Judicial Systems of Mexico and Spain”


Isabel Garcia Valdivia,   Sociology

“The Effects of Legal Status on Older Mexican Migrants in the U.S. and Mexico”


Ivy Hammond,   School of Social Welfare

“Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: The Impact of Safe Harbor Policy”


Kira Jeter,   School of Public Health

“Returning Home, Returning to Reality: Recovery Oriented Services for Formerly Incarcerated Black Women”


Brian Klein,   Environmental Science, Policy and Management

“Order and the Underground: Governing the Goldfields of Madagascar”


Benjamin Krause,   Agricultural and Resource Economics

“Taxation Toward Representation: Public Goods, Social Norms, and Democratic Accountability”


Eunice Lee,   Anthropology

“Refugee Policy, Local Citizenship, and “Sanctuary” in San Francisco”


David Showalter,   Sociology

“Formal and Informal Social Control in a Remote California Town”


Pauline White Meeusen,   Jurisprudence and Social Policy

“Somos Un Pueblo Sin Fronteras: Legal and Oppositional Consciousness Among Actors in the Central American Refugee Movement”


Maximilien Zahnd,   Law/JSD

“Space, Indigeneity, and the Early Implementation of the 1919 Alaska School Tax”


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