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2021-22

Mark McGarvie

Mark McGarvie, J.D., PH.D., served as a Research Scholar at the Institute of Bill of Rights Law and taught legal history and employment law at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary, from 2013-20. Previously, he taught undergraduate American History and Leadership Studies while Prelaw Advisor at the University of Richmond. Mark is a former Golieb Fellow in legal history at NYU and a Fulbright Scholar who taught at the University of Zagreb Law School in 2015-16. Prior to returning to academe, Mark practiced labor and employment law for 14 years.

Mark's research interests have focused on the legal delineation of public and private sectors in the United States, specifically as it relates to the construction of American civil society, the history of philanthropy, and the separation of church and state. He has contributed chapters to several books and published numerous articles in bar reviews and history journals. His three books, to date, are: Law and Religion in American History: Public Values and Private Conscience, (2016) a title in the New Histories of American Law Series, published by Cambridge University Press and edited by Mike Grossberg and Chris Tomlins; One Nation Under Law: America's Early National Struggles to Separate Church and State (Northern Illinois University Press, 2004); and Charity, Philanthropy, and Civility in American History (Cambridge University Press, 2004) with Larry Friedman. 


Jack Jin Gary Lee

Jack Jin Gary Lee is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Asian Legal Studies (NUS Law) for the 2021/2022 academic year. Previously, he taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Kenyon (Sociology and Legal Studies) and Oberlin (Sociology).

His scholarship explores how race and law shape the social logics and processes of governance in modern empires and (post)colonial states. He is working on a book, Inventing Direct Rule, on the significance of law and race in the making of “direct rule” in the modern British Empire. Focusing on the reconstitution of Jamaica and the Straits Settlements (Singapore, Penang and Malacca) as Crown Colonies in the nineteenth century, this project examines the structures, practices, and legacies of “direct rule” in relation to colonies marked as “plural societies.” His dissertation on this topic won the University of California, San Diego’s 2018 Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal (Social Sciences).

He is collaborating with Professor Lynette J. Chua of the National University of Singapore and Yale-NUS College on a historical-ethnographic project on the colonial and postcolonial governance of epidemics. This ongoing project, “Governing through Contagion,” charts the origins and transformations of public health strategies, involving both human and nonhuman agencies, as colonial and postcolonial states in Asia combatted the spread of contagious diseases. 


Jeannette A. Colyvas

Jeannette A. Colyvas is clinical faculty and associate professor (by courtesy) of Management and Organizations at Kellogg School of Management. Professor Colyvas also holds several faculty and advisory appointments at Northwestern, including tenure-line appointments in the Learning Sciences, Human Development and Social Policy, and the joint program in Learning and Computer Sciences at the School of Education and Social Policy (SESP). She is also faculty and executive board member of the Northwestern Institute for Complex Systems (NICO), faculty associate at the Institute for Policy Research (IPR), faculty advisory council member for the undergraduate Business Institutions Program (BIP), and courtesy faculty at the Department of Sociology. She is also the Director of Undergraduate Programs at SESP. Professor Colyvas received her PhD from Stanford University and her B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Professor Colyvas is interested in the organization and design of environments that facilitate the creation and use of socially and economically important knowledge. Her work is animated by three persistent puzzles:  why so many different kinds of innovations—from technologies to management practices to social interventions--become broadly adopted but never develop the foundation to persist; why some innovations are not widely implemented despite their demonstrated effectiveness or formal authorization; and why so many innovations remain largely unnoticed without the opportunity to facilitate meaningful change.  

For decades, Professor Colyvas has examined these puzzles in the context of biomedical innovation and the ongoing interaction among university, industry, and government science.  Her work has analyzed the processes and effects of the blending of academic and industry practices on the production of science and scientists, notably in the context of increasing patenting, licensing, and start-up activity emanating from academic labs and in the context of research, funding, and publishing emanating from firms. Through training and collaboration with former and current graduate students, Professor Colyvas’ work extends to several social policy settings—such as education, housing security, and restorative justice--that grapple with inequalities, unrealized social change, or the meaningful and sustainable adoption of effective interventions. Professor Colyvas has published in journals as diverse as Management Science, Sociological Theory, Research Policy, Organization Science, Minerva, Academy of Management Review, and American Journal of Education. Support for her research has come from the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the W.T. Grant Foundation, the Merck Foundation, and the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Professor Colyvas has won several awards for her mentoring and instruction at Northwestern. She currently teaches courses related to leadership and organizational change at the undergraduate, MBA, doctoral, and executive levels. In addition, Professor Colyvas has over 15 years of experience developing education materials, teaching, and outreach for leaders of cultural, arts, social service, and for-profit organizations seeking to increase their social impact in economically and organizationally sustainable ways. In this capacity, she has worked with over 100 different organizations to help them leverage and build their networks, forge alliances for mutual benefit, and develop metrics that meaningfully track their strategic objectives.


Rahim Kurwa

Rahim Kurwa is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice and Department of Sociology (by courtesy) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His work is focused on how municipalities utilize policing to reproduce racial segregation in an era governed by fair housing law, the history and consequences of the policing of subsidized housing, and the work of tenants and legal advocates to resist that policing. He is currently writing a manuscript exploring these topics, titled Apartheid’s Afterlives: Policing Black Life in the Antelope Valley. His work has been published in Community and Urban Sociology, Du Bois Review, Feminist Formations, Housing Policy Debate, and Surveillance and Society. He currently serves as the chair of the Poverty, Class, and Inequality Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

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