Legal Studies

2013-14 General Catalog

27 Merrill College
(831) 459-2056

Program Description | Course Descriptions

Faculty and Professional Interests

Donald Brenneis, Professor of Anthropology
Linguistic anthropology, folklore, legal anthropology, ethnomusicology, overseas Indians, South Asia, disputing and dispute management, legal language, bureaucratic institutions

Gina Dent, Associate Professor, Feminist Studies, History of Consciousness, and Legal Studies
Africana literary and cultural studies, legal theory, popular culture

Hiroshi Fukurai, Professor of Sociology
Citizen participation in law, race and the law, indigenous approach to international law, decolonialism, Japan and East Asia, advanced quantitative methods, survey research

Craig W. Haney, Professor of Psychology, Director of Legal Studies
Applications of social psychological principles to legal settings, assessment of the psychological effects of living and working in institutional environments, social contextual origins of violence, development of alternative legal and institutional forms

Mark Fathi Massoud, Assistant Professor of Politics
Law and society; human rights; international law and development, with a special interest in Sudan; field research, with an emphasis on qualitative and ethnographic methods

Triloki Nath Pandey, Professor of Anthropology
Native peoples of North America, cultures of India, political anthropology, anthropological theories and comparisons

Daniel M. Press, Professor of Environmental Studies
U.S. environmental politics and policy, social capital and democratic theory, industrial ecology, land and species conservation, regionalism

Craig Reinarman, Professor of Sociology
Political sociology; law, crime, and social justice; drugs and society

Daniel J. Wirls, Professor of Politics
American politics, including national political institutions (Congress) and the President; public policy (military and foreign policy) and political history

Donald A. Wittman, Professor of Economics
Economic theory, politics, law


Ryan Coonerty

Ruth Landridge

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Dane Archer, Emeritus

John Dizikes, Emeritus

Walter L. Goldfrank, Emeritus

Michael E. Urban, Emeritus

Revised: 09/01/13