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Suites, Streets, and States Conference and Symposium Celebrating the Research of John Hagan

  • When: May 31, 2021
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Suites, Streets, and States

Conference and Symposium Celebrating the Research of John Hagan


Sponsored by
The American Bar Foundation
The Department of Sociology, Northwestern University
Global Justice Lab, University of Toronto

Organized by
Traci Burch, The American Bar Foundation and Northwestern University
Ron Levi, The University of Toronto
Robert Nelson, The American Bar Foundation and Northwestern University


11am – 12pm
Swethaa Ballakrishnen
“Rethinking Inclusion: New Capitals, Extensions, and Directions in Legal Profession Research”

Traci Burch
“Effects of Police Violence on Voter Turnout”

Jens Meierhenrich
“Toward a Sociology of International Law: John Hagan and Beyond”

Interview of John Hagan—Ron Levi
Toast—Laura Beth Nielsen
Moderator—Robert Nelson

Session 1: Suites
12:15 – 1:15pm
Moderator—Shaun Ossei-Owusu

Fiona Kay
“Law Firm Culture and The Revolving Door for Women Lawyers”

Ronit Dinovitzer and Meghan Dawe
“Assaults on Worth and Professional Exit: Explaining Systemic Inequalities in the Legal Profession across Two National Contexts”

Heather Schoenfeld
“When the Suites take on Crime in the Streets: Corporate Foundations and Criminal Justice Reform”

Ron Gillis, John Hagan, Steven Cook, and Detelina Radoeva
“Institutionalizing Men, Women, and Mental Illness in la Belle Époque”

Session 2: Streets
1:45 – 2:45pm
Moderator—Robert J. Sampson

Angela Zorro-Medina
“Does Increasing Prosecutorial Power Lead to Higher Incarceration Rates? A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation of
the Latin American Criminal Procedural Revolution in Incarceration Rates”

Bill McCarthy and Jared Joseph
“‘Who are the Criminals?’ Two Decades of Profit Through California Asset Forfeiture”

Simon Singer
“The Power to Deny Adolescence: Juvenile Lifers as Criminally Responsible Adults”

Marina Zaloznaya and Alexandra Yakes
“Is White Collar Crime White? National Press Coverage of White-Collar Crime by African Americans, 1950-2010”

Session 3: States
3 – 4pm
Moderator—Marjorie Zatz

Wenona Rymond-Richmond
“Children of War Resisters: Intergenerational Transmission of Social and Political Activism”

Joachim Savelsberg and Brooke Chambers
“Darfur Model of Genocide and Judicial Representations”

Hollie Brehm, Evelyn Gertz, and Christopher Uggen
“Judging Genocide: Emotional Labor During Transitional Justice”

Aliza Luft
“Dehumanization as Cause, not Consequence, of Violence in Genocide”

Nachmann Ben-Yehuda
“Development of Atrocities in Submarine Warfare”

Conference Presenters

Swethaa Ballakrishnen, U.C. Irvine;

Nachman Ben-Yehuda, Hebrew University of Jerusalem;

Hollie Brehm, Ohio State University;

Traci Burch, American Bar Foundation, Northwestern University;

Brooke Chambers, University of Minnesota;

Steven Cook, University of Michigan;

Meghan Dawe, The American Bar Foundation;

Ronit Dinovitzer, University of Toronto;

Holly Foster, Texas A&M University;

Jess Garcia, Texas A&M University;

Evelyn Gertz, Ohio State University;

Ron Gillis, University of Toronto;

Jared Joseph, U. C. Davis;

Fiona Kay, Queen’s University;

Aliza Luft, U. C. Los Angeles;

Bill McCarthy, Rutgers University;

Jens Meierhenrich, London School of Economics;

Robert Nelson, American Bar Foundation, Northwestern University;

Shaun Ossei-Owusu, University of Pennsylvania;

Detelina Radoeva, York University;

Wenona Rymond-Richmond, University of Massachusetts;

Robert J. Sampson, Harvard University;

Joachim Savelsberg, University of Minnesota;

Heather Schoenfeld, Boston University;

Simon Singer, Northeastern University;

Christopher Uggen, University of Minnesota;

Alexandra Yakes, University of Minnesota;

Marina Zaloznaya, University of Iowa;

Marjorie Zatz, U. C. Merced;

Ángela Zorro Medina, University of Chicago

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