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Anna-Maria Marshall

Visiting Associate Professor of Law

Anna-Maria Marshall has a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, and a PhD in Political Science from Northwestern University. She is currently an associate professor of Sociology and Law at the University of Illinois. Her research currently focuses on governance and policy-making on the environmental issues associated with agriculture. She is working on several projects on the adoption of innovative technologies and best management practices to address nutrient loss in Midwestern waters, and the role of voluntary policies in promoting such adoption. In addition, with a team of scientists and engineers across the country, she is a co-PI on the INFEWS-ER, an NSF-funded virtual resource center supporting transdisciplinary graduate education on “wicked problems” at the intersection of Food-Energy-Water Systems and on the EngageINFEWS Research Coordination Network on stakeholder engagement. These projects are an extension of Marshall’s longstanding research interests on understanding the role of law in promoting social change.

Education

Northwestern University

PhD, Political Science Department, 1992-1999, Dissertation Title: "Mobilizing the Law for Social Change: The Case of Sexual Harassment"

University of Virginia School of Law

JD, 1982-1985

New York University

BA, Political Science, 1978-1982

Experience

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Associate Professor, Sociology, 2006-present
Head, Sociology Department, 2009–2013
Acting Head, Sociology Department, 2008–2009
Assistant Professor, Sociology, 1999-2005

University of Chicago Law School

Visiting Associate Professor, 2016-present

American Bar Foundation

Faculty Visitor, Spring 2008
Research Assistant, Chicago Jury Project, 1993-1997

Yale University

Visiting Research Associate, Department of Sociology, January-May 2004

Chicago-Kent College of Law

Visiting Assistant Professor, 1990-1992

Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll

Associate in Litigation/Employment Law Section, 1987-1990

Cullen and Dykman

Associate in Labor Law Section, 1985-1987

  • “Developing Cohort Challenges: The INFEWS-ER Model for Innovative Graduate Education.” Presented at Annual Meeting of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, July 2021.
  • “Legal Mobilization to Govern the Commons: Litigation for Water Quality in Iowa.” Presented at Annual Meeting of Law and Society Association, May 2021.
  • “Governing The Governed: Farmers and Conservation in the United States.” Presented at Workshop on Regulating Climate Change: Governance And Legal Mobilization, International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Onati, Spain, July 2017
  • “Governing The Governed: Farmers and Conservation in the United States.” Presented at 2017 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Mexico City, Mexico June 2017.
  • “Filling the Gap in the Regulation of Agriculture and Environment: Water Works, Drainage Districts, and A Shock to the System.” Presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, New Orleans, LA, June 2016.
  • “Farmer Decision-Making in Institutional Context: Law and Science in the Field.” Presented at the American Bar Foundation, November 2015.
  • “Challenging Legal Consciousness: Practice, Institutions, and Varieties of Resistance.” Presented at “Celebrating the Oven Bird’s Song, Baldy Center for Law and Policy, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, October 2015.
  • “Corn-Huskers and Climate Change: Reason, Resistance, and Legal Consciousness.” Presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Seattle, WA, May 2015.
  • “Legal Roadblocks for Digital Forensics.” Presented at the 2014 Digital Forensics Research Conference, Denver, CO, August 2014.
  • “Cause Lawyers and Legal Rights Organizations” (with Lynn Jones). Presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Minneapolis, MN, May 2014.
  • “Legal Actors and Legal Strategies: Structure and Agency in Strategic Choice” (with Lynn Jones). Presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Boston, MA, May 2013.
  • “Law’s Possibilities in Strategic Action” (with Lynn Jones). Presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Honolulu, HI, May 2012.
  • “Leveraging The Legal And Parsing The Political In The Definition Of Legal Strategies.” Presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, San Francisco, California, May 2011.
  • “The Law and Politics of Family Life.” Presented at conference on The Future of Same-Sex Marriage, University of San Francisco Law School, February 2010.
  • “Putting the Cause Before the Law: Skeptical Lawyering for Environmental Justice.” Presented at the 2004 Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, San Francisco, California, August 2004.
  • “Communities and Culture: Enriching Legal Consciousness.” Presented at the 2004 Annual Meeting of Law and Society Association, Chicago, Illinois, June 2004.
  • “Social Movement Strategies and the Participatory Potential of Litigation.” Presented at the 2004 Annual Meeting of Law and Society Association, Chicago, Illinois, June 2004.
  • “Putting the Cause Before the Law: Skeptical Lawyering for Environmental Justice.” Presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting of Law and Society Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 2003.
  • “Enacting Sexual Harassment: Law, Politics, and Everyday Life.” Presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting of Law and Society Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 2003.
  • “Skeptical Lawyering for Environmental Justice.” Presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 2003.
  • “Idle Rights: Employees’ Legal Consciousness and Sexual Harassment.” Presented at Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program Workshop, Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley, February 2003.
  • “Supporting a Cause, Developing a Movement, and Consolidating a Practice: Cause Lawyers and Sexual Orientation Litigation in Vermont.” With Scott Barclay. Presented at the Conference on Cause Lawyering, Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, Cachan, France, October 2002.
  • “Struggles Against Inequality in Everyday Life: Putting Politics in Legal Consciousness.” Presented at the 2002 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, Illinois, August 2002.
  • “Supporting a Cause, Developing a Movement, and Consolidating a Practice: Cause Lawyers and Sexual Orientation Litigation in Vermont.” With Scott Barclay. Presented at the 2002 Annual Meeting of Law and Society Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • “Sex Scandals and Jury Verdicts: The Legal Meaning of Sexual Harassment in the Media.” Presented at the 2002 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Association, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • “Idle Rights: The Construction of Sexual Harassment Procedures in the Work Place.” Presented at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Anaheim, California.
  • “The Intimate Connection Between Social Movements and Law in Everyday Life.” Presented at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, San Francisco, California.
  • “The Intimate Connection Between Law and Politics in Everyday Life.” Presented at the 2000 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Miami, Florida.

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Sociological Association
  • Law and Society Association
  • Midwest Sociological Association