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LSC Emphasis Fall 2017/Spring 2018

In the 2017-18 year, the following courses will make up the emphasis:

  1. Fall 2017: Political Anthropology (Victoria Bernal)
  2. Winter 2018: Multi- and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Law (Shauhin Talesh)
  3. Spring 2018: Freedom, Slavery, and the Law in World History (Rachel O'Toole)

The third cohort of students will include 7 students, representing schools from across UC Irvine campus:

1.Jessica Cabrera - CLSC Advisor: Candace Burton
Jessica is an incoming third year in the PhD program in the Department of Sociology at UCI. Her research interests are in violence against women, gender, law, and culture. Currently she is studying campus sexual violence and harassment response systems, with a particular focus on how university employees respond in legally and structurally complex environments.
Click HERE for Jessica's current students profile page in the Sociology department

2. Jessica Callahan - CLSC Advisor: Kaaryn Gustafson
Jessica Callahan is a second-year in the Sociology Department. Jessica is studying identity negotiation in multi-racial foster homes. Her broad research interests include gender and family, social movements, and qualitative methods. 

3. Ashley C. Hernandez - CLSC Advisor: Jennifer Chacon
Ashley's Hernandez is a PhD student in Urban Planning and Public Policy. Ashley's primary interests include immigrant illegality and integration, social movements, collaborative governance, and land use. More specifically, their work will center on issues in affordable housing, displacement, and the changing landscape in localities that have historically been home to immigrants and their families.

4. Noemi Linares-Ramirez - CLSC Advisor: Seth Davis.
Noemi is in the  Sociology Departmetn and her research interests include Native American social movements, influential factors and organizations, and their respective outcomes. Her current project examines how Indigenous social movements choose targets, why the movements sometimes succeed, and what factors result in institutional change, by examining the Campaign Against Indigenous Mascots.

5. Renée Lynn Reizman - CLSC Advisor: Joseph DiMento
Renée an incoming second year in the MFA Art - Critical & Curatorial Studies concentration. Her curatorial practice often references public policy and communications law in order to unearth erased histories in site-specific spaces. She is currently focused on access to information & communication technology, net neutrality, and how the aesthetics of technology platforms influence broader culture.
Click HERE for Renée's website page.

6. Liz Rodriguez - CLSC Advisor: Jane Stoever
Liz is a PhD candidate in the department of Criminology, Law, & Society. Her research interests are in crime and delinquency, with a focus on human trafficking and gang crime. As part of her research, she would like to study how minor victims of commercial sex trafficking are perceived and subsequently treated (protected, re-victimized, and/or merely neglected) by the criminal justice system.    

7. Jennifer Zelnick - CLSC Adivsors: Stephen Lee and Annie Lai
Jennifer is a third year PhD student in the Department of Anthropology. Her research interests focus on transnationalism, citizenship, kinship, legality, criminalization, and belonging. Her dissertation project examines the deportation of Cambodian-American legal permanent residents from the US to Cambodia.