Visiting Scholars

The Visiting Scholars Program is one of CSLS’s most important and fruitful activities, enriching current scholarship and stimulating new research ideas in a “unique interdisciplinary and international research environment,” in the words of one recent visitor. In recent years, CSLS has welcomed some 25 visiting scholars annually from the U.S. and many other countries, in a range of disciplines, including law, political science, sociology, criminology, history, public administration and communications.  In 2011-2012, for example, 23 visiting scholars gathered at the Center from the U.S. (9), Europe (7), Middle East (1), Mexico (1) and Asia (5).





Nathanael Tilahun Ali is a lecturer in public international law at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and originally from Ethiopia. He is also a member and coordinator of a major interdisciplinary research project on rule of law ( at Erasmus University, involving legal scholars, historians and social scientists from the university, together with Kim Lane Scheppele (Princeton) and Jan Klabbers (Helsinki). During his visit at Berkeley, he will be working on a research project that studies the use of risk management techniques by global banks to fight financial crimes (terrorism financing and money laundering). His broader research interests are international law theory, global security governance, critical and third world approaches to international law, and personal and cultural alternatives to legal accountability. Dr Ali has previously held visiting scholar appointments at Queen Mary University of London (2016), the Lauterpacht Center for International Law at University of Cambridge (2014) and Hofstra University in New York (2011). Dr. Ali is recipient of a prestigious Dutch research grant (Niels Stensen Fellowship 2016) and a collaborative research grant from Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) at Harvard Law School. (2/17-1/18)

Ross Astoria is a graduate of the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at the University of California, Berkeley (2010). He also holds a J.D. from Berkeley’s School of Law (2006). Professor Astoria teaches courses in public law at the University of Wisconsin at Parkside, including constitutional law, political philosophy, and environmental policy. His research now focuses on greenhouse gas mitigation policy, and he has published on California’s cap and trade system, the constitutionality of various proposed mitigation policies, and international trade law. His current work is on the political economy of the transition to renewable generation. He is presently studying the regulatory restructuring of the utility industry in New York and is particularly interested in how the transition to renewables can enhance democratic participation and benefit low income households. Professor Astoria is chair of the board of directors for Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a non-profit which empowers citizens to engage their members of Congress on the issue of energy and climate change. He is also the founder of the Model Constitutional Convention, an annual three day gathering of undergraduates who wish to draft and debate amendments to the Constitution. (1/17-5/17)

Brandon M. Finlay is a PhD student in Sociology at Indiana University, Bloomington. His research focuses on how people, organizations, and institutions who have broken the law seek support from broader society. Brandon’s dissertation examines how in breaking the law, organizations such as medical cannabis dispensaries work to shape the law and create new marketplaces for quasi-legal products. As a Visiting Scholar he seeks to work on his dissertation while embracing the rich intellectual community the CSLS and Berkeley have to offer. Brandon received an A.A. from Santa Monica College, a B.A. in Sociology and Psychology from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and an M.A. in Sociology from Indiana University, Bloomington. Brandon is funded as a Ronald E. McNair Graduate Fellow for the 2016-2017 academic year. (12/16 – 8/17)

Carol A. Heimer is Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University, Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation.  She spent 2015-16 as the Lenore Annenberg and Wallis Annenberg Fellow in Communication at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University.  Her current research focuses on overlapping normative systems, including especially the normative systems of law and medicine in the world of HIV/AIDS.  She is currently completing a book project based on her ethnographic work in HIV clinics in the U.S., Thailand, Uganda, and South Africa.  Recent publications from this project include: Colonizing the Clinic: The Adventures of Law in HIV Treatment and Research (with J. Morse, in Klug and Merry, eds., The New Legal Realism, Vol. II), ‘Wicked’ Ethics (Social Science and Medicine); Inert Facts and the Illusion of Knowledge (Economy and Society, winner of the 2014 Star-Nelkin Award); and Extending the Rails (with J. Petty, Social Studies of Science).

Elizabeth Hirsh is Associate Professor of Sociology and Canada Research Chair in Inequality and Law at the University of British Columbia.  She earned her PhD at the University of Washington and taught at Cornell University prior to joining the faculty at UBC.  Her research interests are in the areas of work organizations, inequality, and the law.  Much of her work focuses on issues of employment discrimination and the impact of various antidiscrimination laws, legal claims, and corporate diversity policies on gender, race, and ethnic inequality in the workplace, both in the U.S. and Canada.  At CSLS, she will be focusing on a project looking at nearly 500 high-profile employment discrimination lawsuits resolved in U.S. courts over the last two decades.  Combining information gleaned from legal records, interviews with plaintiffs, and data on workplace sex and race composition, she is exploring the factors the give rise to discrimination disputes, how workers experience the law, the legal process, and access to justice, and the impact of legal challenges on workers’ careers and organizations’ progress toward equity.  Related collaborative projects include an analysis of the impact of corporate diversity policies on levels of workplace sex and race inequality among U.S. firms and an examination of motherhood wage penalties and the gendered nature of caregiver discrimination in Canada.  (1/17-4/17)

Anil Kalhan is an Associate Professor of Law at the Drexel University Kline School of Law. His areas of interest include immigration law, criminal law, U.S. and comparative constitutional law, privacy and surveillance, and South Asian legal studies. Since 2015, he has served as chair of the New York City Bar Association’s International Human Rights Committee, and before coming to Drexel he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the Fordham University School of Law and an Associate in Law at the Columbia University School of Law. He previously worked as a litigation associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, where he also served as co-coordinator of the firm’s immigration and international human rights pro bono practice group, and at the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project. He also is an affiliated faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania South Asia Center and a faculty advisory board member for the Drexel University Center for Mobilities Research and Policy. Before attending law school, he worked for Cable News Network, PBS’s MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, and the New York City Department of Transportation. While at Berkeley, Kalhan will build upon on his existing scholarship on the immigration detention regime in the United States and on issues at the intersection of immigration, surveillance, and privacy. (2/17-5/17); Website:; Twitter: @kalhan

Yoshinobu Kitamura is a Professor of Law and the former Dean at Sophia Law School in Tokyo.  He received his M.A. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from U.C. Berkeley (supervised by Professors Malcolm M. Feeley and Robert A. Kagan), and SJD from Kobe University, Japan.  He was a member of the Ecology Law Quarterly in 1986-88. In addition to teaching environmental law, Nobu has conducted a variety of empirical research projects  of regulatory enforcement; midnight dumping of industrial solid wastes, abalone and sea cucumber poaching, violation of fire code and building code. Because Sophia Law School is now preparing an environmental law clinic program, he looks forward to visiting clinic classes and learning from Berkeley Law’s rich experience in this area during his time at the Center (3/17-4/17)

Allan Manson is Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, In 2016, he was a Keeley Visiting Fellow at Wadham College, Oxford.  In 2017 he is a Fulbright Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining the Faculty at Queen’s in 1977, he was a practising criminal lawyer in Toronto, Canada.  From 1990 to 1994, he served as the Project Director for the Ontario Law Reform Commission study of the coroners’ system.  In 1994-1995, he was a Deputy Judge of the Yukon Territorial Court.  From 2005 to 2008, he worked with the firm of Wardle, Daley as co-counsel to a party with standing at the Cornwall Public Inquiry.  Along with numerous articles and book chapters on criminal law topics, especially sentencing, imprisonment and evidence, he has written or co-edited a number of books:  Sentencing and Penal Policy in Canada, 3rd Ed. (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2016) with P. Healy, G. Trotter, D. Ives, J. Roberts); Free Speech in Fearful Times (Toronto: Lorimer, 2007, with James Turk); Commissions of Inquiry : Praise or Re-Appraise (Toronto: Irwin, 2003, with David Mullan); The Law of Sentencing (Toronto: Irwin, 2001); Release from Imprisonment: The Law of Sentencing , Parole, and Judicial Review (Toronto: Carswell, 1990, with David Cole). He holds a BA from the University of Toronto, LLB from the University of Western Ontario and LLM from the University of London. (1/17-5/17)

Trang (Mae) Nguyen is a lawyer and John A. Hazard Memorial Fellow in Comparative Law for the 2017-2019 term. Mae is also an affiliated scholar at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute, New York University School of Law. Her research focuses on comparative Vietnamese and Chinese legal developments, including Vietnam and China’s land and maritime border negotiations, environmental litigation, and criminal justice systems. In her previous work, Mae litigated gender discrimination claims at a legal non-profit in Berkeley, CA; advocated for data-driven criminal justice reforms at the California Office of the Attorney General; and co-founded a non-profit organization to provide educational and professional programs for Vietnamese youth. Mae earned a J.D. degree from NYU School of Law, where she was a Jacobson Law & Leadership Fellow and an executive editor of the NYU Law Review. (1/17-1/18)

Jennifer Raso is a SJD candidate from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law and a Junior Fellow at the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies. Her research centers on discretion, regulatory technologies, and administrative decision-making, and is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Drawing on fieldwork conducted in Canadian social service offices, Jen’s dissertation examines how the layering of human and non-human decision-makers in welfare agencies regulates front-line workers’ conception and use of discretion. This work was recently awarded the Richard Hart Prize at the 2016 University of Cambridge Public Law Conference. While at CSLS, Jen will conduct comparative research into the structure of decision-making in American social benefits agencies, including the increasing centrality of new technologies as legal decision-makers. Before taking up doctoral studies, Jen practiced as an in-house litigator with the City of Toronto’s Legal Services. Jen received her law degree from the University of Victoria, and a Bachelor of Arts from Concordia University, where she was a member of the Liberal Arts College. (1/17-4/17)

Katja Šugman Stubbs, PhD is Professor of Criminal procedure and criminology at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She holds a BA in Psychology as well as her degrees in Law. Her research interests lie in Criminal Procedure, EU Criminal Law, Evidence Law, Psychology and Law and Criminology. She has published on a wide range of topics including the rights of defendants in Slovenian and EU criminal law, exclusion of evidence, standards of proof, influence of stereotyping on judicial decision-making, and the role of language in judicial procedures. With a colleague at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana she co-authored the Second Report of the Republic of Slovenia on the UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (2004). She led a research group which developed a new concept for the Slovenian Criminal Procedure Code. She is closely involved in the training of Judges and Prosecutors in Slovenia. She is a member of the Slovenian Prosecutorial Council (2012-), a Slovenian contact point for the European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN), and was Slovenia’s representative on the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture (2015-2016). She was a Visiting Fellow at Fitzwilliam College Cambridge and a Visiting and Research Fellow at the Institute de Sciences Criminelles, University of Poitiers (France). She is visiting Berkeley on a Fulbright Scholarship and will be focusing on research into plea-bargaining. She is also interested in studying the different psychological factors influencing judicial decision-making(2/17-5/17)

Seline Trevisanut (PhD, Milan; MA, Paris I) is associate professor of international law at Utrecht Law School, senior research associate at the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS), and principal investigator of the ERC Starting Grant Project ‘Sustainable Ocean’ (2015-2020). Before joining Utrecht in 2012, she taught courses and conducted research at Columbia University, at the European University Institute, at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, and at the National University of Singapore. Her publications include inter alia edited volumes on Foreign Investment, International Law and Common Concerns (Routledge 2014), and on Energy from the Sea: An International Law Perspective on Ocean Energy (Brill 2015), and a forthcoming monograph on The International Law of Offshore Installations: Through Fragmentation Towards Better Governance (Cambridge Studies of International and Comparative Law 2017). (1/17-5/17)

Ingo Venzke is Associate Professor of International Law at the University of Amsterdam and Executive Director of the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL). He is Editor-in-Chief of the Leiden Journal of International Law. Ingo’s publications include How Interpretation Makes International Law: On Semantic Change and Normative Twists (OUP 2012), which won the book prize of the European Society of International Law in 2014, and In Whose Name? A Public Law Theory of International Adjudication (together with Armin von Bogdandy, OUP 2014). Ingo has been a Visiting Professor at Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), Visiting Senior Fellow at the National University of Singapore (NUS), a Hauser Research Scholar at New York University (NYU) and a Visiting Scholar at the Cegla Center for the Interdisciplinary Research of the Law, Tel Aviv University. He wrote his PhD at the University of Frankfurt while working as a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg (MPIL). While at Berkeley, Ingo’s research will focus on hindsight bias and counterfactual thinking about international law’s development.  (1/17-5/17)


Smadar Ben-Natan is a PhD candidate at Tel-Aviv University and an Israeli human rights lawyer, approved to practice before the ICC. She holds an LLB from Tel-Aviv University (1995) and a Masters of international human rights law (distinction) from the University of Oxford (2011), where her MA Dissertation won the Morris Prize for the best dissertation in her class. Her PhD research, written under the supervision of Prof. Shai Lavi and Prof. Aeyal Gross, is titled: Enemy Criminal Adjudication: Criminal Law, Martial Law and Armed Conflict. It discusses the plurality of legal systems Israel has employed between 1967 and 2000 to adjudicate national security offences, and suggests several paradigmatic models of enemy criminal adjudication.  Smadar’s research interests include human rights and criminal justice, military courts and tribunals and international humanitarian law. Her publications discuss Prisoners of War status for Palestinian prisoners, reflections of patriotism in the Israeli trial of Hezbollah fighters, and the application of Israeli law in the military courts of the OPT. During her career as a lawyer she was cited twice (2005, 2007) as one of the 50 most influential women in Israel, and awarded for her special contribution by the Israeli Public Defense. She taught professional trainings for Palestinian lawyers on the Israeli military courts, as well as trained lawyers and medical professionals on documenting torture and litigating torture claims. (8/16-5/17)

Yang Chengliang is an Associate Professor of History at Luoyang Normal University, China. He received his Ph.D. degree in history in 2005 from Renmin University of China. His academic interests include U.S. Constitutional History and History of Immigration to the United States. Recently, he works on a research project “Development of U.S. Horizontal Federalism”, which is based on the clauses concerning interstate relations in U. S. Constitution and the efforts taken by several states to compete or cooperate among themselves. While at CSLS, he will continue this research, and particularly he will focus on the part “Horizontal Federalism and Environmental Regulation”. (10/16-08/17)

Hadar Dancig-Rosenberg is an Associate Professor at the Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law. Her fields of interest are criminal law and procedure, non-adversarial criminal justice and the interface between criminal and constitutional law.  She earned her LL.B from Bar-Ilan University (Summa Cum Laude), her LL.M. from Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Summa Cum Laude) and her Ph.D from Bar-Ilan University (with highest distinction). Her dissertation deals with the doctrine of accomplice liability for collateral offenses, drawing on insights from moral philosophy. Prior to her graduate studies Hadar served as a law clerk to the Israeli State Attorney. Before joining Bar-Ilan she was the academic director of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Legal Clinic for Violence Against Women. Among her recent publications: “Unconstitutional Criminalization” (New Crim. L. Rev), “Criminal Law Multitasking” (Lewis & Clark L. Rev.), “Restorative Criminal Justice” (Cardozo L. Rev.), “Pain, Love and Voice: The Place of Domestic Violence Victims in Sentencing,” (Mich. J. Gen. & L.). This year Hadar is affiliated as a Visiting Scholar to both the CSLS and the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies. She is currently working on three major projects. The first is an empirical-legal project that uncovers the expanded goals of criminal law and the attainment of these goals, through an analysis of a variety of justice mechanisms offering both punitive and non-punitive responses to crime. The second project aims to develop the normative basis for accomplice liability. The third project seeks to uncover the needs and expectations of sexual assault victims who choose to participate in the social media discourse. Using surveys and in-depth interviews, the study aims to identify the function that the social media plays for victims and their attitude towards this new platform vis-a-vis the formal criminal justice system. (8/16-7/17)

Yannick Ganne is a Ph.D. candidate in law at the University of Strasbourg (France). He is a Georges Lurcy Fellow for the academic year 2016-2017. He holds his undergraduate degree from Sciences Po in Strasbourg and his research Masters from the law school. In Spring 2015, he was a visiting PhD candidate at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago. His research interests are related to socio-legal research in the US. He studies how socio-legal scholars undertake their research, what are their methodologies, how do they shape their research questions, etc. Therefore, he considers the CSLS as a great institution to conduct immersive research and an ideal case study. At the CSLS, he will work on the historical construction of empirical legal research in the US and on interdisciplinary movements such as « New Legal Realism ». Additionally, he will be interviewing socio-legal scholars to have their insights on what academic research means to them. (8/16-5/17)

Eliza Hersh is an attorney specializing in criminal justice, specifically the collateral consequences of arrest and conviction. She received a Soros Justice Fellowship to work on sex offense registration reform in California. For the last 10 years, Eliza was a clinical instructor at the East Bay Community Law Center, which is a teaching clinic of Berkeley Law School. At EBCLC Eliza directed the Clean Slate Reentry Legal Services Clinic, which helps people overcome barriers to housing, employment, and civic engagement following contact with the criminal justice system. Eliza received her JD from Berkeley Law School and earned her BA from Wesleyan University. She serves on the board of the national Collateral Consequences Resource Center, and is a frequent trainer and speaker on post-conviction barriers. (9/16-9/17)

Tamar Kricheli-Katz holds a joint appointment in the faculty of law and the department of sociology at the Buchman Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University. She received her PhD and JSM from Stanford University and her LL.B from the Hebrew University. Prior to her graduate studies, Tamar served as a law clerk and a legal advisor to Justice T. Or of the Israeli Supreme Court. She studies inequality, anti-discrimination law, empirical legal studies, sociology of law and employment law.  This year she is the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Visiting Professor in Israeli Law and Society at the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies for 2016-17, as well as a CSLS visiting scholar. Tamar will present her research in the CSLS Speaker Series, cosponsored by BIJLIS, on Monday, October 31, 2016.  (8/16-5/17)

Su Li is the Director of Research on Organization Bias at the Center for WorkLife Law at University of California, Hastings College of Law. Su is a quantitative sociologist with a background in using quantitative research methods in empirical legal studies research. Her research interests include quantitative methods, the legal profession, law and society, and gender and social inequality. She has published in law review journals (such as Stanford Law Review, California Law Review, and Arizona Law Review) and peer review journals (such as Law and Social Inquiry, Sociology of Education, and Gender and Society) on topics including the legal profession, intellectual property, and constitutional law. Prior to joining U. C. Hastings, Su worked as a research methodologist at U.C. Berkeley Law School, and  an assistant professor of Sociology at Wichita State University. Su holds a master’s degree in Mathematical Methods for Social Sciences and a Ph.D. in Sociology, both from Northwestern University. As a visiting scholar, Su is working on a project exploring international law firms’ development in China and another project on the correlation between adolescents’ mental health wellbeing and their criminal behaviors as young adults. (1/16-1/18)

Maya Manian is a Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco School of Law.  Her research focuses on access to reproductive health care and explores the relationship between reproductive rights and gender equality. She publishes and presents widely on abortion rights and related constitutional issues. Her publications include “Minors, Parents, and Minor Parents” (Missouri Law Review, 2016); “Lessons from Personhood’s Defeat: Abortion Restrictions and Side Effects on Women’s Health” (Ohio State Law Journal, 2013); “Functional Parenting and Dysfunctional Abortion Policy: Reforming Parental Involvement Legislation” (Family Court Review, 2012); and “The Irrational Woman: Informed Consent and Abortion Decision–Making” (Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy, 2009). She previously served as a Blackmun Fellowship Attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York City. Professor Manian received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her law degree magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she served on the Harvard Law Review.  As a visiting scholar, she is working on a book that explores how anti-abortion laws and policies negatively impact women’s access to a broad range of health care.  (8/16-5/17)

Behnoosh Payvar is a researcher at Lund University. She received her Ph.D. in collaboration between the University of Tuebingen and Lund University in 2013. She is the author of Space, Culture and the Youth in Iran – Observing Norm Creation Processes at the Artists’ House (Palgrave Macmillan 2015). As a guest researcher and lecturer at Tehran University in 2015, she initiated a new series of lectures, courses (BA, MA and PhD level) and research on ‘norms, law and society,’ which took place in cooperation between Lund and Tehran. 

Her present research is on the interrelations of norms and law in Iran, studying the case of ‘women, work and law’.  As a visiting scholar, she is working on the field material collected in Tehran during 2015 and 2016 that will culminate in a monograph.  (9/16-5/17)

Jason S. Sexton is Lecturer in the Honors Program at Cal State Fullerton, where he teaches a variety of innovative, integrative, and interdisciplinary courses, and where he has served as Faculty-GE Coordinator. A fourth generation Californian, he holds the PhD from the University of St Andrews, and has taught and held visiting fellowships at the University of Cambridge, University of Southern California, and UC Riverside. He has presented his research in fora ranging from the Huntington Library to the University of Virginia, in both academic and popular settings, and presently serves in leadership capacity with many different scholarly organizations. He has written widely in the areas of California studies, prison studies, religious studies, and contemporary theology. He is also the Editor of the UC Press-published, Boom: A Journal of California, and of Theology and California: Theological Refractions on California’s Culture (Routledge), and the author of The Trinitarian Theology of Stanley J. Grenz (Bloomsbury). He is currently writing a book that gives an interdisciplinary theological account of the incarcerated church.  This year he is a visiting scholar at the UC Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion and will participate as a CSLS visiting scholar.  (7/16-6/17)

Martin Sybblis is a PhD Candidate in the Sociology Department at Princeton University and a Graduate Associate in the Law and Public Affairs Program at the Woodrow Wilson School.  His research examines commercial law in a comparative context.  Martin’s dissertation focuses on the role of lawyers in the development of commercial law in the British Caribbean post-colonies of Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.  Prior to his doctoral studies, Martin served as a consultant to the World Bank; he also practiced law for over seven years, as an Assistant County Attorney (in-house counsel) for Miami-Dade County and an Associate at Bingham McCutchen LLP.  Immediately following law school, he was a Law Clerk for United States District Court Judge Marcia G. Cooke in the Southern District of Florida.  Martin received a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School, a Master in Public Policy from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Connecticut. (5/16-5/17)

Anjuli Verma is a University of California, Berkeley Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Jurisprudence and Social Policy, as well as a CSLS visiting scholar. She received her Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine and her B.A. in Political and Social Thought from the University of Virginia. Her research and teaching interests include: social reactions to crime and deviance; law and organizations; legal mobilization and social movements; and mixed-methods research. Anjuli’s doctoral research, funded by the NSF and NIJ, examined the causes and effects of deinstitutionalization and decarceration in California, with a focus on legal reform and organizational regulation and compliance processes. At Berkeley, she will launch a new project that examines the “afterlife” of mass incarceration and how prison displacements affect various dimensions of community health, including among elderly parolees. Anjuli’s publications have appeared in Law & Society Review, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, The Oxford Handbook on Prisons and Imprisonment and The American Journal of Bioethics. Co-authored work is forthcoming in Ethnography and Sociological Perspectives. She is a member of the University of California Criminal Justice & Health Consortium and serves on the advisory board for the non-profit research organization, Justice Strategies. Before graduate school, Anjuli worked as a policy advocate and communications strategist on drug policy and criminal justice reform issues at the American Civil Liberties Union and held internships at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama and the National Indian Human Rights Commission in New Delhi. (9/16-9/18) See also and

Monica Varsanyi is Associate Professor of Political Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, and a member of the Doctoral Faculties in Geography and Criminal Justice at the CUNY Graduate Center.  She is a visiting scholar in the Department of Geography, with a courtesy appointment at CSLS.  Her research and teaching interests include immigration law and policy, and state and local politics.  Her research addresses the politics of unauthorized immigration in the United States, specifically the growing tensions between local, state, and federal scales of government vis-à-vis immigration policy and enforcement.  Her edited volume, Taking Local Control:  Immigration Policy Activism in U.S. Cities and States was published by Stanford University Press in 2010, and a co-authored book Policing Immigrants: Local Law Enforcement on the Front Lines (with Doris Marie Provine, Scott Decker, and Paul Lewis) was published in the Law and Society series of the University of Chicago Press in June 2016.  Her current research project, with Marie Provine, explores the tensions of immigration federalism as they play out in New Mexico and Arizona. (8/15-8/17)

Lee Ann S. Wang is a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at Berkeley School of Law as well as a CSLS visiting scholar. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan’s Program in American Culture and Asian Pacific Islander American Studies and her B.A. from Scripps College, Claremont. At CSLS, Lee Ann will work on the completion of her manuscript, “Of Law’s Protection and Punishment: Gender Violence, Asian Immigrant Women, and the Enforced Safety of the Security State,” which examines the making of legal personhood at the intersections of immigration law, criminal enforcement, and the humanitarian rescue of the feminine through an ethnographic engagement of anti-violence and immigrant rights strategies. Her publications have appeared in the UC Irvine Law Review and The Feminist and Scholar and her research and teaching areas are: Law and Ethnography; Critical Ethnic Studies; Sexuality and Law; Asian American Feminisms; Critical Race Theory; Gender and Critical Prison Studies; Women of Color Feminist Theory and Movements; Diaspora and Migration. Lee Ann is the past co-chair of the Critical Ethnic Studies Association (2012-2014) and previously worked as a community organizer, youth mentor, campaign organizer, and legislative advocate with organizations and non-profits across the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Detroit. (7/15-6/17) 697 Simon Hall.

Xing-Hong Zhao is a PhD Candidate at Peking University in Beijing China and an Assistant Professor of Law at Southwest University in Chongqing China. His academic interests include Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Empirical Study. He is the co-author of Angel or Devil: Empirical Research on Private Finance and Its Legislation (Peking University Press, 2014) and Criminal Procedure (China University of Political Science & Law Press, 2014).He has published several articles in China’s main Law journals. At CSLS, his research addresses Probation Sentencing in China and United States. (3/16-2/17)