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).



Anil Kalhan is a Professor of Law at the Drexel University Kline School of Law. His scholarly and teaching interests lie in the areas of immigration law, U.S. and comparative constitutional law, international human rights law, privacy and surveillance, criminal law, and law and South Asian studies. From 2015 to 2018, he served as chair of the New York City Bar Association’s International Human Rights Committee. Professor Kalhan 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, and he previously has held appointments as a Visiting Professor of Law at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the Fordham University School of Law, and an Associate in Law at Columbia Law School. He also 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 with the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project. Before attending law school, he worked for Cable News Network, PBS’s MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, and the New York City Department of Transportation. (1/6/20-8/31/21)

Armando Lara-Millán is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at UC Berkeley. He earned his PhD in Sociology from Northwestern University in 2013. Before joining the Department of Sociology, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Postdoctoral Scholar in Health Policy Research. Professor Lara-Millán is an ethnographer and historical sociologist. He studies how powerful organizations shape the life fortunes of large numbers of people; examining the knowledge production such organizations undertake, how they generate truths and rationalize problems, and distribute resources. He has undertaken studies in a wide range of contexts, including law, medicine, criminal justice, economic pricing, and urban poverty governance. His work has appeared in the American Sociological ReviewCriminology, in volume The Many Hands of the State, and in a forthcoming book with Oxford University Press. He is also the recipient of awards from the National Science Foundation, Law and Society Association, the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, the Ford Foundation, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and the American Sociological Association. In his spare time, he is an avid fan of the National Basketball Association, strength competitions, and lowriders. (fall 2020-spring 2021)

Carrie Rosenbaum is as a Lecturer in Legal Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and an Adjunct Professor at the Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. She is also a visiting scholar at the University of California Berkeley School of Law, and a practicing immigration attorney. She is a board member of LexisNexis Benders Immigration Bulletin, and has served on the Executive Board of the Bay Area National Lawyers Guild and as Co-Chair of the Bay Area National Lawyers Guild Immigration Committee. She has also held leadership positions in the American Immigration Lawyers Association within the Northern California Chapter. She has edited and authored practice guides and treatises for LexisNexis and the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and has been invited to contribute to the Immigration Prof blog, and LexisNexis where she has been recognized as an Expert Commentator.  Carrie Rosenbaum’s scholarship focuses on the constitutionality of immigration laws, racial bias in crimmigration enforcement, the effects of the war on drugs on immigrant communities, and the role of settler colonialism in shaping contemporary expressions of immigration law. Her seventh law review article will be published by the Denver Law Review in 2020. (8/21/20-7/31/21)

Emily Sanchez Salcedo is a Professor at the Commercial Law Department of De La Salle University in the Philippines.  She comes to CSLS as a Fulbright Senior Scholar to examine California’s Paid Family Leave Program and its impact on Filipino-American families in the Bay Area to inform her recommendation for much needed reform in the current parental leave policies in the Philippines.  Professor Salcedo completed her SJD from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law where she was also a Fulbright Scholar, an International Fellow of the American Association of University Women, and a World Fellow of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.  Her dissertation examining gender discrimination in the workplace across five jurisdictions – the United States, Canada, France, Sweden, and the Philippines – won the Best Dissertation Award at Indiana University and eventually became a finalist for the prestigious National Book Awards in the Philippines.  Since then, Professor Salcedo splits her time teaching in the Philippines and engaging in research both in the United States and in Canada. Her subsequent appointments as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Manitoba, at Queen’s University, and at Stanford University allowed her to continue to write extensively on gender issues, migration, and human rights from an international comparative perspective.  She has nonetheless written on equally compelling gender issues from a domestic viewpoint, having authored a book on women’s rights under Philippine laws.  As a member of the Research Committee on Sociology of Law of the International Sociological Association, she has also contributed book chapters on gender and the legal profession as well as on gender and legal pedagogy to international compilations edited by renowned feminist scholars.  She is also a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, the New York State Bar, and the Law Society of Manitoba. (10/15/20-10/14/21)

John Philipsborn is a practicing criminal defense lawyer with offices in San Francisco.  He obtained his law degree and a master’s degree in Criminology, Law, and Society in the University of California system.  His undergraduate degree and a Master’s in Education are from Bowdoin and Antioch Colleges, respectively.  During the course of his practice, the emphasis of his legal work has been on the defense of serious cases often involving questions about the reliability of scientific evidence.  He has defended numerous persons accused of capital offenses, homicides, and other felony offenses throughout various parts of the United States, in both Federal and State courts.  While primarily a trial lawyer, in part because of his lengthy tenure as Chair, Co-Chair, or Vice Chair of the Amicus Curiae Committee of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ), in addition to having tried many cases he has been involved in litigations before the United States Supreme Court and numerous other reviewing tribunals around the United States, resulting in more than 100 published decisions.  He has been a lawyer with the Mexican Capital Legal Assistance Program since 2004 and has represented both Mexico and the Philippines in litigations in courts of the United States.  He has qualified as an expert witness on a number of aspects of the defense of cases, and has testified on the subject of the competence of individuals to be subject to trial in courts in the United States.  In addition, throughout his career, John has been involved in teaching, research and writing aimed primarily at persons practicing in the legal system.  He is a regular author or coauthor of book chapters specific to California criminal procedure and has published more than 80 times in journals and periodicals on a wide array of subjects, including forensic mental health and practice recommendations for lawyers.  He has often lectured to audiences of practicing lawyers and practicing forensic mental health practitioners.  A two-time Fulbright Scholar, he was a law school faculty member for more than 10 years, and has often presented to lawyers and students outside the United States. He was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by CACJ in 2106, the 2016 Rosoff Distinguished Research Award from the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society at UC Irvine, and in 2014, he was recognized for his contributions to forensic mental health practice by the Forensic Mental Health Association of California.  In the Spring of 2019, he was named Visiting Scholar at the Center for Neuroscience and Society at the University of Pennsylvania, thereby continuing his focus on the intersection between mental health assessment and criminal law, with recent attention on the assessment of future violence. His visit to UC Berkeley allows continuation of that focus. (8/14/19-6/30/21) 

Gwendolyn Leachman is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School and a Faculty Affiliate with the Sociology Department at the University of Wisconsin. Gwyn’s research examines how the interaction between law and social movements affects patterns of inequality and social change. Her recent work investigates how impact litigation has affected the LGBT movement, including the power dynamics among LGBT movement organizations, and the compatibility of the mainstream movement’s goals with the more underrepresented segments of the LGBT community. She is currently working on a book, Litigation and the Shaping of the LGBT Movement (1985-2015), which highlights a series of mechanisms that have enabled litigation to dominate the agendas of LGBT and queer activists working outside the courtroom. Gwyn received her J.D. and a Ph.D. in Jurisprudence & Social Policy from UC Berkeley. Prior to joining the UW faculty, Professor Leachman was a fellow at the Williams Institute at UCLA. (8/12/19-8/11/21)

Mary Vogel is a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society, for the 2020-21 academic year.  Dr. Vogel was born and grew up near New York City.  Since 2001, she has lived mostly in Bloomsbury, London, amidst the vitality of the English capital.  Mary moved there in 2001 to accompany her partner, the American sculptor Tony Long, who had studios in Paris and Graz, Austria.  Mary Vogel’s research focuses on a series of interconnected interests within the fields of democracy, law and social ordering.  Inequality is a unifying thread that runs throughout her work.  She received a funded Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust, 2008-2010, and a research grant from the British Academy, 2013-2017 to work on a new book on the socio-historical origins of plea bargaining in England.  Her work has won the international Law and Society Association Best Article Prize for 2000 and the American Sociological Association, Law Section, Distinguished Article Award for 2001 as well as being Runner-Up for the British Society of Criminology Book Prize for 2008. Dr. Vogel comes to Berkeley from University of Manchester, England, where she has been Professor of Law and Chair in Criminal Law 2011-2020 and Honorary Professor of Law presently.  Prior to Manchester, Mary taught for many years at King’s College of the University of London as, first, Lecturer and, then, Reader in Law and Democratic Transformation, and before that at University of California at Santa Barbara and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.  Mary Vogel received her Ph.D. in Sociology in 1988, with accompanying study in Law, from Harvard University, having won her M.C.P. there previously as well.  She studied economic history and development at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service before pursuing that degree.  She works primarily within the fields of comparative-historical sociology, socio-legal studies, social and legal theory, democratic transformation and legal history.  Mary Vogel has held Visiting Fellowships and other posts and delivered lectures at various institutions in Europe and the United States, including the Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute, Harvard University (Bunting Fellow); Carleton College (Benedict Distinguished Visiting Professor of Sociology and Anthropology); the Institute for United States Studies, University of London (John Adams Fellow); the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (Visiting Scholar) and Wolfson College (Visiting Fellow), University of Oxford; the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School for Advanced Study, University of London (Visiting Fellow and later Associate Research Fellow); the Rothermere Institute for American Studies, University of Oxford (Senior Research Fellow); the Center for the Study of Law and Society, UC-Berkeley (Visiting Scholar); and the American Bar Foundation (Visiting Scholar).  Professor Vogel has been an elected member of the governing Council of the Sociology of Law Section of the American Sociological Association where she has served on (2011-2012 and 2017), and chaired (2012), the Distinguished Article Prize Committee and chaired (2013) the Distinguished Book Prize Committee.  She is also a member of the ASA Theory Section where she has chaired the Theory Prize Committee (2015) and has served as a member of the Junior Theorist Award Committee (2014).  In 2015, Dr. Vogel served on the Herbert Jacob Book Prize Committee of the Law and Society Association and in 2016 on its Dissertation Prize Committee.  She is also a member intermittently of the British Society of Criminology, the Socio-Legal Studies Association and the American Society of Criminology. (8/17/20-8/16/21)  

Mel Greenlee received her PhD in Linguistics and her J.D. from the University of California-Berkeley. Subsequently, she conducted research on language acquisition, bilingualism and other sociolinguistic topics at CUNY’s Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños, UCLA and Stanford, before returning to academia as a law student, where she focused on criminal defense and immigration law. Later, as a senior staff attorney at the California Appellate Project (CAP) in San Francisco, her defense work of over two decades centered on legal assistance to California capital appeals and in habeas corpus matters, aiding the ever-growing number of prisoners sentenced to death in challenging their convictions and sentences at the post-conviction stage. For many years, she has also conducted trainings and workshops on the role of language in capital trials and presented linguistic analysis of courtroom language to U.S. and international fora, addressing, for example, interpreter error, implications of prosecutors’ arguments, defense objections, and the role of language in determining a defendant’s competence to stand trial or for self-representation. Her work has appeared in such diverse journals as Language & Law/Linguagem e DireitoApplied Psycholinguistics, and the Journal of Pragmatics. Currently, having retired from her CAP attorney role, she continues her research and publication on sociolinguistic aspects of criminal cases, particularly as these affect capital proceedings. (1/6/20-5/31/21) 

Raul Sanchez-Urribarri is a Senior Lecturer in Crime, Justice and Legal Studies at the Department of Social Inquiry, La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia). He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of South Carolina, an LL.M. from Cambridge University and a Law Degree from Universidad Catolica Andres Bello (Caracas, Venezuela). During 2020-2021, he will also be a Visiting Scholar (non-resident) at the American Bar Foundation (Chicago, IL).  His research focuses on democracy, rule of law and comparative judicial studies, with an emphasis on Latin America and Venezuela in particular. His work has been published in a variety of outlets, including The Journal of PoliticsLaw and Social Inquiry, the Annual Review of Law and Social Sciences, and International Political Science Review. He is a Non-Resident Research Fellow at Tulane University’s Center for Inter-American Policy and Research, and a Commissioning Editor at Thesis Eleven Journal. Currently, he serves as Chair of the Section on Venezuelan Studies (SVS) of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). (8/15/20-8/14/21)

Yi You is a faculty member of the School of Policing Studies, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law. His researches mainly deal with the topics of prisons, comparative penal systems and social theoretical understandings of penality. He received his PhD in Law from Edinburgh University, MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Oxford University, LLM from Kyushu University and LLB from Peking University. His academic output includes his PhD thesis “Imprisonment in the Contemporary Imaginaries in the UK: Nihilism, Innovation and the Performance of Introspective Normativity” and a number of papers published in Chinese which explored in the field of penal ideology and incarceration practices in mainland China. (9/30/19-9/29/20)