CSLS Speaker Series

CSLS SPEAKER SERIES

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FALL 2022

In-Person in the Philip Selznick Seminar Room at 2240 Piedmont Ave.

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Monday, September 12

*via Zoom Webinar - click here to register for zoom link

JOHN BLISS

Assistant Professor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

“Legal Activism in the Age of Existential Risk”

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Monday, October 3

BRUNO RODRIGUEZ DE LIMA

Researcher

Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory

“Luiz Gama: Brazil’s Frederick Douglass”

Cosponsored with the Center for Race & Gender, and the Center for Latin American Studies

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Monday, October 10

HADAR AVIRAM

Professor of Law 
UC Hastings College of the Law

FESTER: Carceral Permeability and California's COVID-19 Correctional Disaster

(University of California Press, 2024)

Cosponsored with the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice

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Monday, October 17

HIDETAKA HIROTA

Associate Professor of History

UC Berkeley

“The Influence of the Alien Contract Labor Law on the Development of U.S. Immigration Policy”

Cosponsored with the Center for Law and Work, and Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative

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Monday, October 31

JUSTIN RICHLAND

Professor of Anthropology

UC Irvine

Cooperation without Submission: Indigenous Jurisdictions in Native Nation – US Engagements

(University of Chicago Press, 2021)

Cosponsored with the Center for Race & Gender,  Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice and the Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues

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Monday, November 7

ASAD L. ASAD

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Stanford University

“Siting Surveillance: Place, Deportation Threat, and System Involvement among
U.S. Latinos”

Cosponsored with the Center for Race & Gender,  and the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice

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*POSTPONED* 

Monday, November 14

SARAH BRAYNE

Associate Professor of Sociology, UT Austin

“Predict and Surveil: Data, Discretion, and the Future of Policing”

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SPRING 2022

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Monday, January 24 - JAMILA MICHENER

Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University

"Civil Justice and Local Organizations"

Cosponsors: Center for Race & Gender,  Civil Justice Research Initiative

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Monday, January 31 - JENNIFER M. CHACÓN

Professor of Law, UC Berkeley

“Legal Phantoms: The Haunting Power of Failed Law Reform”

Cosponsors: Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social JusticeCenter for Race & Gender

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See the recording of the event here.


Monday, February 7 - SARAH E. LAGESON *

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University

"Criminal Records as Personal Data: Stigma, Surveillance, and Digital Punishment in the Data Brokerage Industry"

Cosponsored with the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice

See the recording of the event here.



Monday, March 7 - MATEO TAUSSIG-RUBBO & ZOE HAMSTEAD *

Professor of Law, University at Buffalo / Assistant Professor of City & Regional Planning, UC Berkeley

“Theories of the Event in Climate Law and Policy”

Zoom and In-Person in Room 244, Berkeley Law | For the event flyer, click here



Monday, March 14 - OSAGIE K. OBASOGIE & PEYTON PROVENZANO *

Osagie K. Obasogie, Haas Distinguished Chair, Professor of Law & Professor of Bioethics, School of Law and School of Public Health, UC Berkeley

Peyton Provenzano, J.D./Ph.D. Student, Jurisprudence & Social Policy, Berkeley Law

"Race, Racism, and Police Use of Force in 21st Century Criminology: An Empirical Examination"

Cosponsors: Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social JusticeCenter for Race & Gender

Zoom and In-Person in Room 244, Berkeley Law  | For the event flyer, click here


Monday, March 28 - DAVID PEDULLA

Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

“Racial Discrimination in Context: The Role of Organizational Policies and Practices in Hiring Discrimination”

Cosponsors: Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social JusticeCenter for Race & Gender

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Monday, April 4 - VEENA DUBAL *

Professor of Law, UC Hastings

The New Racial Wage Code
(forthcoming in the Harvard Law and Policy Review)

Zoom and In-Person in Room 244, Berkeley Law | Register here to receive the Zoom link. | For the event flyer, click here



Monday, April 11 - BERNADETTE ATUAHENE

Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Predatory Cities: Replenishing the Public Purse Through Racist Policy
(forthcoming in 2023)

via Zoom - Register here to receive the zoom link. | For the event flyer, click here.




FALL 2021 

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Taking place via Zoom Webinar from 12:45 - 2:00pm  

Monday, September 13  -  ABHAY ANEJA

Assistant Professor of Law, UC Berkeley

“The Economic Costs of Segregation: Evidence from the Federal Government Under Wilson”

Cosponsored with the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice

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Monday, September 20  -  MATTHEW CLAIR

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Stanford University

“Privilege and Punishment in an Era of Mass Criminalization”

Cosponsored with the Center for Race & Gender and the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice

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Monday, October 4  -  MARK MASSOUD

Professor of Legal Studies, UC Santa Cruz

Shari'a, Inshallah: Finding God in Somali Legal Politics 

(Cambridge University Press, 2021)

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Monday, October 11 - TONY PLATT

CSLS Distinguished Affiliated Scholar, UC Berkeley

“Why We Need Truth & Justice at Berkeley”

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Monday, October 18  -  SHAUHIN TALESH

Professor of Law, UC Irvine

“The Technologization of Insurance: An Empirical Analysis of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence’s Impact on Cybersecurity and Privacy”

Cosponsored with the Berkeley Center For Law & Technology and the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice

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Monday, October 25  -  LEONARDO ARRIOLA

Associate Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

“Patronage Protection: The Impact of Politics and Violence on Mexican Repatriation During the Great Depression”

Cosponsored with the Center for Race & Gender, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative,  and the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice

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Monday, November 8  -  CHRIS MULLER

Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley

“The Political Economy of Incarceration in the Cotton South, 1910-1925”

Cosponsored with the Center for Race & Gender

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Monday, November 15  -  CECILIA HYUNJUNG MO

Judith E. Gruber Associate Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley 

"Does Relative Deprivation Condition the Effects of Social Protection Programs on Political Support? Experimental Evidence from Pakistan"

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

Fall events will be taking place on Zoom. Registration will remain open until event start time.

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact csls@law.berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.


SPRING 2021 

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Monday, January 25 - Jason Ferguson

Assistant Professor of Sociology, UCLA

"'The Extinction of the Race': Abortion, Homosexuality, and the Reproduction of Senegal, 2009-2015"

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Monday, February 8- Rebecca Sandefur

Professor of Sociology, Arizona State University

"Access to Justice and Legal Services Regulatory Reform"

cosponsored with the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice and the Civil Justice Research Initiative 

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Monday, February 22 - Shannon Gleeson

Associate Professor of Labor Relations, Law & History, Cornell University

"Employers as Subjects of the Immigration State: How the State Foments Employment Insecurity for Temporary Immigrant Workers"

cosponsored with the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative

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Friday, February 26 - Special Event: JSP Reunion Book Event

Ashley Rubin, Ming Chen, & Hadar Aviram

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Monday, March 1 - Paul Gutierrez

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Florida

"The Division of an Empire: The Settler Colonial and Revolutionary Entanglements of Dartmouth v. Woodward"

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cosponsored with the Center for Race and Gender.

Monday, March 8 - David Grewal

Professor of Law, U.C. Berkeley

"Law and Political Economy: Framings and Questions"

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Monday, March 15 - Jane McAlevey

Senior Policy Fellow, U.C. Berkeley Labor Center

"As Goes Unions, So Goes the Republic: Participation & Democracy at Work, in the Community, and at the Ballot Box"

cosponsored with the Center for Law and Work

For the event flyer and related paper.

For a recording of the event.

Monday, March 29 - Karin Martin

Assistant Professor at the School of Public Policy & Governance, University of Washington

"On Place, Policy, and Pain: Key Dimensions of U.S. Monetary Sanction Punishment Regimes"

cosponsored with the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

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Monday, April 5 - Egor Lazarev

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yale University

"State Building as Lawfare: Custom, Sharia, and State of Law in Post-War Chechnya"

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Monday, April 12 - Chris Tomlins

Elizabeth Josselyn Boalt Professor of Law, U.C. Berkeley

"In the Matter of Nat Turner: A Speculative History"

with Dylan Penningroth and Stephanie Jones-Rogers

cosponsored with the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice

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Monday, April 19 - Armando Lara-Millán

Assistant Professor of Sociology, U.C. Berkeley

"Redistributing the Poor: The Transofrmation of Jails and Hospitals in the Era of Urban Austerity and Progressive Law"

(Oxford University Press, Forthcoming 2021)

cosponsored with Social Science Matrix

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Monday, April 26 - Lauren Edelman, Allen Michael Wright, Calvin Morrill, Karolyn Tyson & Richard Arum

Lauren Edelman is Agnes Roddy Robb Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology at UC Berkeley

Allen Micheal Wright is a Graduate Student at UC Berkeley

Calvin Morrill is Stefan A. Riesenfeld Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology at UC Berkeley

Karolyn Tyson is Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Professor of Sociology at UNC Chapel Hill

Richard Arum is Professor of Sociology and Education and Dean of the School of Education at UC Irvine

"The Power of the Accused: Differential Use of Legal Mobilization Among Educators"

cosponsered with the Center for Research on Social Change.

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FALL 2020 

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Monday, August 31 – Becca Goldstein

Assistant Professor of Law, UC Berkeley
“The Effects of Criminal Justice Debt: Evidence from a Field Experiment”
(co-authors Devah Pager, Bruce Western, and Helen Ho)
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Monday, September 14 – Patricia Cain & Eleanor Swift

Patricia CainProfessor of Law, Santa Clara University
Eleanor Swift, Professor Emerita, Berkeley Law
“Breaking into the Legal Ivory Tower: The First American Women Law Professors–a book by Herma Hill Kay”
In celebration of 150 Years of Women at Berkeley.  Cosponsored with the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies.
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Monday, September 21 – Matt A. Barreto & Sonni Waknin 

Matt A. Barreto, Professor of Political Science and Chicana/o Studies, UCLA
Sonni Waknin, Managing Law Fellow, UCLA Voting Rights Project & UCLA School of Law class of 2020 Graduate
“The Right to Vote During a Global Pandemic: Improving Vote By Mail and Protecting In-Person Voting”
Cosponsored with Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice
There are two related papers for this talk; first paper / second paper.
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Monday, October 5 – Osagie Obasogie, Nikki Jones, & Stephanie Campos-Bui

Osagie Obasogie, Professor of Bioethics, UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program; Haas Distinguished Chair, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Nikki Jones, Associate Professor of African American Studies, UC Berkeley
Stephanie Campos-Bui, Clinical Supervising Attorney, Policy Advocacy Clinic at Berkeley law
New Perspectives on Reforming the Criminal Justice System
Cosponsored with Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice , Center for Race and Gender, & Center for Research on Social Change

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Monday, October 12 – Patricia Posey

Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago
Political Science Department’s junior faculty member for the Race and Capitalism Project
“Race and Indebted Access: How the Fringe Economy Shapes Political Inclusion”
Cosponsored with Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice  & Center for Race and Gender

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Monday, October 26 – Veena Dubal-POSTPONED

Associate Professor of Law, UC Hastings Law
“Rulemaking as Structural Violence: Immigrant Workers Amidst Innovation Governance”
Cosponsored with Center for Law and the Workplace, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative, & Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Monday, November 2 – Susan Hyde, Taeku Lee, & Kathy Abrams 

Susan Hyde, Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley
Taeku Lee, Professor of Political Science and Law, UC Berkeley 
Kathy Abrams, Herma Hill Kay Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
Democracy, Civil Society, & Free and Fair Elections
Cosponsored with Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative & Institute of Governmental Studies

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Monday, November 9 – Vesla Weaver

Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Political Science and Sociology, Johns Hopkins University 
“The State from Below: Democracy and Citizenship in Policed Communities”
Cosponsored with Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice , Institute of Governmental Studies, & Center for Research on Social Change

Monday, November 16 – Rebecca Hamlin

Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Crossing: How We Label and React to People on the Move
(University Press, 2021)
Cosponsored with Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice  & Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative

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Monday, November 23 – 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”

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For the related paper, click here.

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

All events will take place on Zoom. Meeting registration details forthcoming.
Registration will remain open until event start time.

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact csls@law.berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.