Contributions: Kathryn Abrams
Kathryn Abrams is the Herma Hill Kay Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. Her scholarship focuses on feminist jurisprudence.
Contributions: Daniel Boyarin
Daniel Boyarin is the Hermann P. and Sophia Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture at the University of California, Berkeley. His books include Imagine No Religion (2016), A Traveling Homeland (2015), and The Jewish Gospels (2013).
Contributions: Wendy Brown
Wendy Brown is Class of 1936 First Chair in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Brown’s recent books include Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism, Democracy, Citizenship (2015), The Power of Tolerance (with Rainer Forst, 2014), and Walled States, Waning Sovereignty (2010). She is currently completing a book on the neoliberal origins of the recent hard-right and anti-democratic turn in Europe and the United States.
Contributions: Marianne Constable
Marianne Constable is Professor of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author Our Word is Our Bond: How Legal Speech Acts (Stanford), Just Silences: The Limits and Possibilities of Modern Law (Princeton), and The Law of the Other: The Mixed Jury and Changing Conceptions of Citizenship, Law, and Knowledge (Chicago).
Contributions: Samera Esmeir
Samera Esmeir is an associate professor of rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley. Her first book is Juridical Humanity: A Colonial History (2012). She is working on a book that examines the encounter between revolutions and different legal traditions since the eighteenth century.
Contributions: Daniel Fisher
Daniel Fisher is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Voice and Its Doubles: Music and Media in Northern Australia (2016) and is completing a second book addressed to questions of Indigenous urbanization in northern Australia and the predicaments of displacement and dispersal it entails.
Contributions: Sara Ludin
Sara Ludin is a PhD candidate in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at the University of California, Berkeley. Her dissertation explores the Reformation via dispute resolution in the courts. She argues that courts provided one setting in which various parties were called upon to articulate, in the course of settling mundane disputes, what counted as a “matter of religion.”
Contributions: Saba Mahmood
Saba Mahmood (1962–2018) was a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work focused on questions of secularism, religion, gender, and embodiment. Her books include Politics of Piety: the Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject (2004) and Religious Difference in a Secular Age: A Minority Report (2016).
Contributions: Rebecca McLennan
Rebecca McLennan is an associate professor of history at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on North America with an emphasis on nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. legal, social, and, in more recent years, environmental history. Her current book project, “The Wild Life of Law: The Bering Sea Crisis and the Legal Construction of Nature,” brings environmental, legal, and international history together via a study of the conflict between the U.S., Britain, Canada, Russia, and Japan over the legal status of the Bering Sea and its biota in the late nineteenth century.
Contributions: Ramona Naddaff
Ramona Naddaff is an associate professor of rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley, director of the Art of Writing at the Townsend Center of the Humanities, and an editor and director of Zone Books. Author of Exiling the Poets (2003), she is currently working on a book provisionally titled “A Writer’s Trials: On the Writing, Editing and Censorship of Madame Bovary.”
Contributions: Beth Piatote
Beth Piatote is an associate professor of Native American studies and affiliated faculty in American studies and the Department of Linguistics at University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Domestic Subjects: Gender, Citizenship, and Law in Native American Literature (2013). Her current work focuses on the animation of Indigenous law in literature, Indigenous language revitalization, and Nez Perce language and literature.
Contributions: Sarah Song
Sarah Song is a political theorist with a special interest in issues of membership and migration. She teaches in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at UC Berkeley Law School and is the author of Immigration and the Limits of Democracy (2018).
Contributions: Christopher Tomlins
Christopher Tomlins is the Elizabeth Josselyn Boalt Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, and an affiliated research professor of the American Bar Foundation, Chicago. His research concentrates on Anglo-American legal history from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. His most recent book is Searching for Contemporary Legal Thought (2017), coedited with Justin Desautels-Stein, and he is currently working on a history of the Turner Rebellion and slavery in antebellum Virginia.
Contributions: Leti Volpp
Leti Volpp is Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also the director of the UC Berkeley Center for Race and Gender. She is the co-editor of Legal Borderlands: Law and American Borders (Johns Hopkins) and writes about immigration law, citizenship theory, feminist theory and critical race studies.
Contributions: Bryan Wagner
Bryan Wagner is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. His books include Disturbing the Peace: Black Culture and the Police Power after Slavery (Harvard), The Tar Baby: A Global History (Princeton), and The Life and Legend of Bras-Coupé: The Fugitive Slave Who Fought the Law, Ruled the Swamp, Danced the Bamboula, Invented Jazz, and Died for Love (LSU).