Rights and Their Translation Into Practice II (2012): Participants

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 Leonardo Alvarado

Adjunct Assistant Professor
James E. Rodgers College of Law
University of Arizona


 Katherine Barnes

Associate Professor of Law
Associate Professor of Economics (courtesy)
Director of the Rogers Program on Law and Society
University of Arizona

Paper: "Measuring Racial Profiling" (Download PDF)


 William T Bielby

Professor of Sociology
University of Illinois, Chicago
Distinguished Research Scholar, Department of Sociology, University of Arizona

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Paper: "Is Support for Workplace EEO Interventions Influenced By Organizational Justifications and Intended Beneficiaries?" (Download PDF)


 Suzanne Dovi

Associate Professor
School of Government and Public Policy
University of Arizona


 Faten Ghosn

Assistant Professor
School of Government & Public Policy
University of Arizona

Paper: "Conceptualizing and Analyzing Reparations" (Download PDF)

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Dr. Ghosn received her BA and MA from the American University of Beirut, and her Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. Her research and teaching interests focus on the interaction of adversaries, be they conflictual or cooperative. In particular, she has been interested in how such actors handle their disagreements. A common theme running throughout her professional interests is the importance of the choice of strategy that is picked by the adversaries to manage their conflicts and disagreements. Her articles have appeared in British Journal of Political Science, Conflict Management and Peace Science, International Journal of Human Rights, International Negotiation, International Studies Quarterly, as well as Middle East Journal.


 Mark Goodale

Associate Professor of Conflict Analysis and Anthropology
George Mason University

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Mark Goodale is an anthropologist, sociolegal scholar, and social theorist. He is currently Associate Professor of Conflict Analysis and Anthropology at George Mason University and Series Editor of Stanford Studies in Human Rights. Before coming to George Mason, he was the first Marjorie Shostak Distinguished Lecturer in Anthropology at Emory University. He is the author or editor of seven books, including, most recently:

  • Human Rights at the Crossroads (ed., Oxford UP, 2012)
  • Mirrors of Justice (with Kamari Maxine Clarke, Cambridge UP, 2010)
  • Surrendering to Utopia (Stanford UP, 2009)
  • Human Rights: An Anthropological Reader (ed., Blackwell, 2009)
  • Dilemmas of Modernity (Stanford UP, 2008)
  • The Practice of Human Rights (with Sally Engle Merry, Cambridge UP, 2007)

Forthcoming books include The Bolivia Reader (with Sinclair Thomson, et. al., Duke UP, 2013) and Neoliberalism, Interrupted: Social Change and Contested Governance in Contemporary Latin America (with Nancy Post)


 Josh Guetzkow

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Institute of Criminology
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Paper: "If You Build It, They Will Fill It: The Collateral Consequences of Prison Overcrowding Litigation" (Download PDF)

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Joshua Guetzkow is assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Institute of Criminology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research bridges cultural sociology, the sociology of knowledge, and welfare and criminal justice policymaking. He held a postdoctoral fellowship with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Scholars in Health Policy Research Program after completing his Ph.D. in sociology at Princeton University.


 John Hagan

Department of Sociology
Department of Law
Northwestern University
Co-Director of the Center on Law & Globalization
American Bar Foundation in Chicago

Paper: "Neighborhood Sectarian Displacement and the Battle for Baghdad: Unanticipated and Anticipated Consequences of Crimes against Humanity in Iraq" (Download PDF)


 LaDawn Haglund

Associate Professor
School of Social Transformation
Faculty of Justice and Social Inquiry
Arizona State University

Paper: Haglund, LaDawn and Robin Stryker. Making sense of the multiple and complex pathways by which human rights are realized.”  (Download PDF)

Introduction to Haglund, LaDawn and Robin Stryker (eds.) Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights: Emerging Possibilities for Social Transformation. Under review, Cambridge University Press. 

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LaDawn Haglund is an associate professor of Justice and Social Inquiry and Fellow of Human Rights and Sustainability at the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at Arizona State University. She is also a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Law and Global Affairs, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and Senior Sustainability Scholar at the Global Institute of Sustainability. Her scholarly interests include macro- and comparative sociology, development and human rights, sustainability, international political economy and globalization studies, and institutions and social change. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University in 2005.


 Alexandra Kalev

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Tel Aviv University


Paper: "How 'Diversity' Became a ‘Melting Pot’: The Translation of American Equal Opportunity Discourse into the Israeli Organizational Field"

Alexandra Kalev, a Princeton PhD, is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Tel Aviv University. Her research examines how corporate restructuring and compliance with antidiscrimination law affect gender and racial inequality, and what are effective remedies. Current projects include research on the ways workforce diversity affects corporate financial performance, (with Frank Dobbin), and a project on the construction of merit in performance evaluations and gender and age inequalities (with Uri Shwed).Together with the ASA Committee on the Status of Women in Sociology, she is conducting research on career disparities within the sociology profession. Kalev’s has published in the American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Administrative Science Quarterly and Law and Social Inquiry among others. She received the 2010 Richard W. Scott best paper award of the Organizations, Occupations and Work section of the American Sociological Association for her article, "Cracking the Glass Cages: Restructuring Work and Ascriptive Inequality."


 Minayo Nasiali

Assistant Professor
Department of History
University of Arizona

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 Leslye Obiora


 Nicholas Pedriana


 Robin Phinney

Research Associate
University of Minnesota
Department of Political Science

Paper: "Does Anti-Poverty Advocacy Matter? Interest Groups and State Policy Choices after Welfare Reform." (Download PDF)

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Robin Phinney received her Ph.D. in 2010 from the Joint Doctoral Program in Public Policy and Political Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research bridges the fields of American politics and public policy, with an emphasis on political organizations, the process of policymaking at state and national levels, and the analysis of programs targeting low-income families and homeless populations. During the 2012-2013 academic year, she is completing a book manuscript titledThe Power of Diverse Coalitions: Interest Group Collaboration and the Transformation of American Social Welfare Policy, and two working papers on the determinants of state social policy choices. She is also engaged in a number of projects related to the analysis of contemporary social welfare problems and policies, and has worked with research organizations such as MDRC, the Center for Housing Policy, the National Poverty Center, and the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy on projects related to welfare, homelessness, housing, and health.


 Christopher N.J. Roberts

Associate Professor of Law
Affiliated Faculty - Department of Sociology
University of Minnesota

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Paper: "The History of Human Rights Formation (or How to Study a Concept that does not yet Exist)" (Download PDF)


 Louise Roth

Associate Professor of Sociology
University of Arizona


 Heather Schoenfeld

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Criminal Justice Research Center
Merson Center for International Security Studies
The Ohio State University

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Paper: "When “Rights” Collide: Equal Rights vs. Crime Victim’s Rights in the Prison Build Up"

Heather Schoenfeld is an assistant professor of sociology at The Ohio State University. She studies and teaches on the relationships between law, politics and society. Her research focuses on punishment - in both domestic and international contexts. She examines how racial stratification, legal activism and political arrangements drive the conception, legitimation, and transformation of state-sponsored systems of social control. Her work has been published in a variety of leading journals. Most recently, in the University of Iowa Law School's Journal of Gender, Race and Justice, she analyzes how the War on Drugs contributed to the dramatic rise of imprisonment in the United States since 1980. Her current book project investigates the origins of mass incarceration in the United States using a case study of Florida over the course of the 20th century. Her new research examines the diffusion of "rule of law" assistance and its influence on criminal justice reform in post-conflict nations.


 Kathryn Sikkink


 Susan Sturm


 Robin Stryker

Professor of Sociology
Affiliated Professor, Rogers College of Law
Affiliated Professor, School of Government and Public Policy
2010-11 Earl H. Carroll Magellan Circle Fellow
Research Director, National Institute of Civil Discourse
University of Arizona

Paper: Haglund, LaDawn and Robin Stryker. Making sense of the multiple and complex pathways by which human rights are realized.” Introduction to Haglund, LaDawn and Robin Stryker (eds.) Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights: Emerging Possibilities for Social Transformation. Under review, Cambridge University Press. (Download PDF)

Paper: Pedriana, Nicholas and Robin Stryker. "‘Effects-Based’ Civil Rights Law: Comparing U.S. Voting Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity and Fair Housing Legislation." (Download PDF)


 Shauhin Talesh

Assistant Professor of Law, and Criminology, Law & Society, and Sociology
University of California, Irvine

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Paper: "How Organizational Fields Mediate the Meaning of Consumer Rights Through Competing Field Logics."