Dean, School of Social Science and Human Services
Year Joined RCNJ: 2007
- Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Political Science
- M.A., San Diego State University, Political Science
- B.S., California State University, Chico, Political Science
- Introduction to Law & Society
- Contemporary Issues in Law & Society
- Death Penalty in America
- Lyrics and the Law
- Constitutional Liberties
- American Legal History
- Directed Readings
- Thesis Supervision
- Legal culture, music and law, constitutive theory, critical race theory, constitutional law, capital punishment.
- Comedy and law, music and law, constitutive theory, critical race theory, free speech, capital punishment.
- (Forthcoming) Judge Not: The Juridical Impact of Music on Television.
- (Forthcoming) Chanting for Recognition: Critical Race Feminist Legal Theory and the Performance of Law.
- (2017) “Laughing Matters: Critical Race Theory and Comedy,” in Street Level Sovereignty, Rowan & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
- (2013) “The State of Nature and Laws of Seinfeld: Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That,” in The International Journal of the Semiotics of Law.
- (2012) “Islands and Islandness in Rock Music Lyrics,” in Island Studies Journal, May 2012, Vol. 7, No. 1, 67-96.
- (2010) “The Windows Remain Broken: How Zero Tolerance Destroyed Due Process,” in Public Integrity, Summer 2010, 201-213.
- (2007) Lyrics and the Law: The Constitution of Law in Music. Van De Plas Publishing.
- (2005) “Critical Race Reggae: The Sound of a Narrative,” in Contemporary Issues of the Semiotics of Law. Eds. Anne Wagner, Tracy Summerfield, and Farid Samir Benavides Vanegas. Hart Publishing, 2005.
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