CSLS Speaker Series


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Monday, August 26 – Cybelle Fox
Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
“‘The Line Must Be Drawn’: The Rise of Legal Status Restrictions in State Welfare Policy” 
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Monday, September 9 – Jacob Hacker
Stanley Resor Professor of Political Science and Director, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University
“Populism for the 1%: How Conservatives Govern in an Era of Extreme Inequality”


Monday, September 16 – Sam Erman
Professor of Law, University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Almost Citizens: Puerto Rico, the U.S. Constitution, and Empire (Cambridge University Press, 2018)
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For the Intro and Chapter 4 of Almost Citizens, click here


Monday, September 23 – Khiara Bridges
Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
“Imagining an Ethnography of Pregnant Class-Privileged Women of Color”


Monday, October 7 – Liam Martin
Lecturer, Institute of Criminology, Victoria University of  Wellington (NZ)
“The Recovery Hustle: Race and Reintegration in Postindustrial America”


Monday, October 14 – Taeku Lee
Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
“Fake News and Post-Epistemic Democracy in the United States”


Monday, October 21 – Nikki Jones
Associate Professor of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley
“Color-Blind Cops: How Racism Makes Its Way into Everyday Policing” (co-authors Kenly Brown, Eduardo Bautista Duran, Kaily Heitz, Jasmine Kelekay, Gil Rothschild Elyassi, Geoffrey Raymond)


Monday, October 28 – Richard Ross
David C. Baum Professor of Law and Professor of History, University of Illinois
“The Rule of Law in British America: Thinking with Indians While Comparing to Spaniards”


Monday, November 4 – David Pedulla
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Stanford University
“The Organizational Bases of Racial Discrimination”


Monday, November 18 – Stephanie Jones-Rogers
Associate Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley
“‘She had…a Womb Subjected to Bondage’: The Afro-Atlantic Origins of British Colonial Descent Law”


Monday, November 25 – Kim Voss and Irene Bloemraad
Kim Voss, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
Irene Bloemraad, Professor of Sociology and Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies & Director, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative, University of California, Berkeley
“Making Claims on Behalf of Noncitizens: What Works and What Does Not”

To receive email notification of talks, please send your name and email address to csls@law.berkeley.edu

Coffee will be available. Bag lunches are welcome. 

Unless otherwise noted all talks are 12:45p-2:00p in the Philip Selznick Seminar Room at 2240 Piedmont Avenue.