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Citizenship, Race and Nation


Sharon Block (History)
Kitty Calavita (Criminology, Law and Society)
Susan Coutin (Criminology, Law and Society)
David Goldberg (Humanities Research Institute)
Inderpal Grewal (Women's Studies)
Kevin Olson (Political Science)
Rachel Sarah O'Toole (History)
Francesca Polletta (Sociology)
Justin Richland (Criminology, Law and Society)
Kamal Sadiq (Political Science)
Jared Sexton (African American Studies and Film and Media Studies)
Brook Thomas (English)

Center Events

Fall 2007

  • Colloquium: Frank Affilito, "DemocracyBuilding, The Rule of Law and Guatemala's Families of the Disappeared," October 18, 2007.

Winter 2007

Winter 2006

  • Critical Legalities Symposium: Legal Geographies, January 19 - 20, 2006.
    Kamal Sadiq (UC Irvine), Moderator
    Rob Walker (University of Victoria), "Boundaries, Limits, Exceptions, Doubles"
    Steve Herbert (University of Washington), "Who Needs Probable Cause? The Regulation of Urban Space and the Incredible Shrinking 4th Amendment"
    Alison Mountz (Syracuse University), "Body, Border, Tunnel, Detention Center: A Geography of the Spaces Between States"
    Susan Coutin (UC Irvine), Discussant

Fall 2005

  • Critical Legalities Symposium: International Tribunals, October 11 - 12, 2005.
    Cecelia Lynch (UC Irvine), Moderator
    Richard Falk (Princeton University and UC Santa Barbara), "World Tribunal on Iraq: An Initiative of Global Civil Society"
    John Hagan (Northwestern University), "The Flip-Flop Science of U.S. Diplomacy in Darfur: The Very Political Science of an International Court Referral"
    Wayne Sandholtz (UC Irvine), "The International Criminal Tribunals: Creating Authority"
    Richard Wilson (University of Connecticut), "Defining Genocide: Race and Ethnicity at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda"

Spring 2005

  • Critical Legalities Symposium: Bodies of Law, May 3, 2005.
    Nayan Shah (UC San Diego), "Nomadic Subjects, Illegitimate Intimacies and American Law"
    Ariela Gross (University of Southern California)
    Sharon Block (UC Irvine), Discussant
  • Workshop: Nayan Shah (UC San Diego), "Nomadic Subjects, Illegitimate Intimacies and American Law," May 4, 2005.

Presentations of Faculty Work

Fall 2006

  • Quarter Meeting: Discussion of "Hamlet among Friends and Enemies: Shakespeare and Schmitt" by Julia Reinhard Lupton (English and Comparative Literature, UC Irvine), November 29, 2006.

Winter 2006

  • Quarter Meeting: "Racial Profiling and the Societies of Control" by Jared Sexton (African American Studies and Film and Media Studies, UC Irvine), February 22, 2006.

Fall 2005

  • Quarter Meeting: Discussion of "'The 'Man Without a Country': Lincoln, the Patriotic Citizen, and Civil Liberties" by Brook Thomas (English, UC Irvine), November 10, 2005.

Spring 2004

  • Quarter Meeting: Discussion of "The Process of Sexual Coercion: Identity, Power and Social Consent in Early America" by Sharon Block (History, UC Irvine), April 22, 2004.

Co-Sponsored Events

Fall 2007

  • Individuals, Organizations and the Law: Comparative and International Perspectives, a Joint Graduate Conference on Crime, Law and Society: WasedaUniversity and The University of California, Irvine, November 1-2, 2007.

Spring 2006

  • Screening of The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, followed by discussion with Venezuelan Supreme Court Justice, Fernando Ramon Vegas Torrealba, April 13, 2006.

Winter 2006

  • Speaker Nivedita Menon (University of Delhi) on "Law, Sexuality and Feminism in India", March 8, 2006.

Fall 2005