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Surveillance, Violence and Social Control


Deborah Avant (International Studies and Political Science)
Kitty Calavita (Criminology, Law and Society)
Simon Cole (Criminology, Law and Society)
Martha Feldman (Planning, Policy and Design)
David Frank (Sociology)
Inderpal Grewal (Women's Studies)
Val Jenness (Criminology, Law and Society)
Simon Leung (Studio Art)
Calvin Morrill (Sociology)
Rachel Sarah O'Toole (History)
Carroll Seron (Criminology, Law and Society)
Jared Sexton (African American Studies and Film and Media Studies)

Center Events

Fall 2007

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

Winter 2007

Fall 2006

Spring 2006

  • Critical Legalities Symposium: Constructing Legalities in Scientific Organizations, Fields and Cultures, April 7, 2006.
    Martha Feldman (UC Irvine) and Calvin Morrill (UC Irvine), Moderators
    Susan Silbey (MIT), "Safe Science: Governing Green Laboratories"
    Jason Owen-Smith (University of Michigan), "Where Does Professional Knowledge Come From? Discussion, Inference, and Decision-Making in University Licensing"
    Mark Suchman (Wisconsin), "Taming the Market for Medical Information: "Sharing is (S)caring" on the Digital Frontier"
    Kaushik Sunder Rajan (UC Irvine), Discussant

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

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.

Fall 2004

  • Critical Legalities Symposium and Workshop: Genealogies of the Legal, October 28 - 29, 2004.
    Inderpal Grewal (UC Irvine), Moderator
    Kavita Philip (UC Irvine), "What is a Technological Author? Notes on Piracy and the Knowledge Economy"
    Jonathan Simon (UC Berkeley), "The Eternal Sunshine of the Law and Economics Mind"
    Mariana Valverde (University of Toronto), "'Seeing like a City: Legal Tools of Urban Ordering"

Presentations of Faculty Work

Fall 2007

  • Quarter Meeting: Discussion of “The Global Dimensions of Rape-Law Reform: A Cross-National Study of Policy” by David Frank (Sociology, UC Irvine), November 13, 2007.

Winter 2006

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

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.