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Susan M. Sterett

sterettProfessor & Director, Public Policy

1987 Ph.D. Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program University of California, Berkeley
1983 M.A. Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program University of California, Berkeley
1980 B.A. Major: Political Science University of California at San Diego

Recent Publications

2017 “Administrative law and service learning.” For a symposium in Administration and
Society. With Nicole Dupuis and Faith Hubbard (graduate students).

2016a “Bureaucratic documents and Home: Assistance after Hurricane Katrina” in Indiana
Journal of Global Legal Studies 23(2): 567-601.

2016b “Introduction” in Symposium, “Legal Mobilization and Juridification: Migration as a
Central Case,” Law and Policy 38(4): 273-279.

2015a “Disaster Assistance and Displacement: Care and Surveillance” Studies in Law, Politics
and Society, issue entitled “Cassandra’s Curse: Forecasting Future Disasters.” Emerald
Publishing Group.

2015b “What is Law and Society? Definitional Disputes.” In Patricia Ewick and Austin Sarat,
eds., Wiley Handbook of Law and Society.

2015c “Disaster, Displacement and Casework: Uncertainty and Assistance after Hurricane
Katrina” Law and Policy.

In Progress

Fleeing Home: law and displacement (Under contract with University of Pennsylvania Press;
due 2017)

Research Handbook on Law and Courts. Under Contract with Edward Elgar. Co-edited with
Lee Walker (University of North Texas). Due October 2018.

“Law’s Presence, Law’s Absence: the case of sexual harassment in the academy.” Revise and
Resubmit from Politics and Gender, resubmitted.

“Governance and Data Analytics: collaboration and ethics.” With Kelly Joyce (Drexel
University). Under review at Big Data and Society.

“Images of the rule of law: the case of the Sichuan Earthquake.” With Anne Zobell (graduate
student). (for submission to peer-reviewed social science journal)

Law and Courts. Edited collection with Lee Walker (University of North Texas), under
contract with Edward Elgar.

Grants & Awards

2017 Fulbright Specialist Award, University of Cape Town, August 2017.

2016 Workshop grant, Law and Social Sciences (w/Jennifer Diascro and Judith Grant) (NSF
SES-#1643084) ($40,751)
Research grant,Appealing to the Authority of Data: using information: NSF Smart and
Connected Communities (#1637205) (Adam Eckerd, VT, co-PI) ($199,999)
Support for international travel, NSF Law and Social Sciences (#1721745) $16,576

2016 Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Workshop grant, Climate Change
and Sociolegal Studies (Anna-Maria Marshall, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
and Scott Barclay, Drexel University, co-PIs). (Value approx $20,000) Workshop to be
held July 2017. Grant from NSF to support travel.

2016 “Workshop: Ethics and Big Data.” With Kelly Joyce (Drexel University), co-PI. (NSF
#1623445) ($46,355).
Law and Society Association, in support of editorship ($42,000)