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Anna-Maria Marshall has a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University. She is currently an associate professor of Sociology and Law at the University of Illinois.
Sociology of Law; Social Movements
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.
These projects are an extension of Marshall’s longstanding research interests on understanding the role of law in promoting social change. In her work on legal consciousness, she examined the way that social change creates conflict in everyday life and how individuals use law, politics and experience to resolve these conflicts. She has studied these issues in her book Confronting Sexual Harassment: The Law and Politics of Everyday Life and in her research on the politics of family life in the lgbt community. She also studied cause lawyers and the political and cultural life of law in social movement strategies and in the context of the environmental justice movement and the lgbt movement. Her work has appeared in Law and Society Review, Law and Social Inquiry, Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, and several edited volumes.
J.D. University of Virginia School of Law
Ph.D. Northwestern University
SOC 275: Criminology
SOC 396: The Criminal Justice System
Additional Campus Affiliations
Associate Professor, Gender and Women's Studies
Associate Professor, College of Law
Associate Professor, Global Studies Programs and Courses
Barclay, S., Bernstein, M., & Marshall, A-M. (Eds.) (2009). Queer Mobilizations: LGBT Activists Confront the Law. New York University Press. https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt9qfm4c
Marshall, A-M. (2005). Confronting Sexual Harassment: The Law and Politics of Everyday Life. (Law, Justice and Power). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315259635
Kliskey, A., Williams, P., Griffith, D. L., Dale, V. H., Schelly, C., Marshall, A. M., Gagnon, V. S., Eaton, W. M., & Floress, K. (2021). Thinking Big and Thinking Small: A Conceptual Framework for Best Practices in Community and Stakeholder Engagement in Food, Energy, and Water Systems. Sustainability, 13(4), 1-19. . https://doi.org/10.3390/su13042160
Fleury-Steiner, B., Beth Nielsen, L., Albiston, C. R., Aviram, H., Rudy Cooper, F., Gustafson, K., Hodge, J., Hoffmann, E. A., Kostiner, I., Marshall, A. M., Pelisse, J., Richman, K. D., & Taylor, J. (2019). Introduction: A Constitutive Perspective of Rights. In L. B. Nielsen (Ed.), The New Civil Rights Research: A Constitutive Approach (pp. 1-14). (Routledge Revivals). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429060632-1
Koelsch, R., Rodríguez, L. F., Banner, S., Classen, J., Cotton, D., Deviney, A., Heemstra, J., Koziel, J., Meyer, D., Marshall, A. M., Padmanabhan, A., & Steward, D. (2019). Lessons Learned by INFEWS-ER's virtual resource center for transdisciplinary graduate student training at the nexus of food, energy, and water. Paper presented at 2019 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Boston, United States. https://doi.org/10.13031/aim.201900876
Marshall, A-M. (2019). Consciousness in Context: Employees' Views of Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedures. In B. Fleury-Steiner, & L. B. Nielsen (Eds.), The New Civil Rights Research: A Constitutive Approach (pp. 101-116). (Routledge Revivals). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429060632-6
Marshall, A-M., & Sterett, S. (2019). Legal Mobilization and Climate Change: The Role of Law in Wicked Problems. Oñati Socio-Legal Series, 9(3), 267-274. https://doi.org/10.35295/osls.iisl/0000-0000-0000-1059