The Center for the Study of Law and Society has undertaken an important new project —building a video archive of interviews with the founders and leading figures of the field of Law and Society conducted by Lauren Edelman, Calvin Morrill, David Lieberman, Bob Kagan, and Jonathan Simon. The Conversations are taped the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, in front of a live audience of distinguished scholars and graduate students who are invited to ask questions following the formal interview. We invite you to enjoy these engaging conversations with the founders and leading figures of the field of law and society. For further information, contact Rosann Greenspan, Executive Director, at email@example.com.
15. A Conversation with John Comaroff and Jean Comaroff
INTERVIEWED BY CALVIN MORRILL
John Comaroff is Hugh K. Foster Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology and Oppenheimer Fellow in African Studies at Harvard University. Before moving to Harvard, he was the Harold H. Swift Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago, Honorary Professor of Anthropology at the University of Cape Town, and Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation. His authored and edited books include, with Jean Comaroff, Of Revelation and Revolution (2 vols), Ethnography and the Historical Imagination, Modernity and its Malcontents, Civil Society and the Political Imagination in Africa, Millennial Capitalism and the Culture of Neoliberalism, Law and Disorder in the Postcolony, Ethnicity, Inc., Zombies et Frontières A l’Ere Néolibérale, and Theory from the South: or, how Euro-America is evolving toward Africa.
Jean Comaroff is Alfred North Whitehead Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology, and Oppenheimer Fellow in African Studies, at Harvard University. Before moving to Harvard, she was the Bernard E. and Ellen C. Sunny Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago, and Director of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory. She is also Honorary Professor at the University of Cape Town. Her publications include Body of Power, Spirit of Resistance: the Culture and History of a South African People (1985), “Beyond the Politics of Bare Life: AIDS and the Global Order” (2007); and, with John L. Comaroff, Of Revelation and Revolution (vols. l  and ll ); Ethnography and the Historical Imagination (1992); Millennial Capitalism and the Culture of Neoliberalism (2000), Law and Disorder in the Postcolony (2006), Ethnicity, Inc. (2009), and Theory from the South, or How Euro-America is Evolving Toward Africa (2011).
Among their many honors, they are elected Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and they jointly received the Kalven Prize from the Law & Society Association.
16. A Conversation with Malcolm Feeley
INTERVIEWED BY JONATHAN SIMON
Malcolm M. Feeley is the Claire Sanders Clements Dean’s Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Prior to moving to Berkeley, he was Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; a Russell Sage Foundation Fellow at Yale Law School; and Assistant Professor of Political Science at NYU. He has also been a visiting professor at Hebrew University, Kobe University, and Princeton University. A leading scholar of law, courts and criminal justice, among his books are The Process is the Punishment: Handling Cases in a Lower Criminal Court; Court Reform on Trial: Why Simple Soluttions Fail; Judicial Policy Making and the Modern State: How the Courts Reformed America’s Prisons (with Edward Rubin). He received the 2015 Harry Kalven Award of the Law and Society Association for a significant body of scholarship in law and society, and the 2015 Paul Tappan Award of the Western Society of Criminology for outstanding contributions to the field of criminology. Professor Feeley was Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Society from 1985 to 1992 and President of the Law and Society Association from 2005 to 2007.