Law & Society Review Editors for the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Volumes
Timothy R. Johnson is Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of Political Science. He received his Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in 1998. Johnson's research and teaching interests include American Politics, judicial politics, Supreme Court decision-making, Supreme Court oral arguments, executive/judiciary relations, and the evolution of the norm of respecting precedent. He has published articles in the American Political Science Review, American Politics Research,Congress and the Presidency, the Journal of Politics, Law and Society Review, Loyola University Law Review, Political Analysis, Political Research Quarterly, University of Illinois Law Review, University of Minnesota Law Review, Washington University Law Review, and Washington University Journal of Law and Policy. He is also the co-author of Oral Arguments and Coalition Formation on the U.S. Supreme Court: A Deliberate Dialogue (University Michigan Press, 2012, with Ryan C. Black and Justin Wedeking), co-editor of A Good Quarrel (University of Michigan Press, 2009, with Jerry Goldman), the author of Oral Arguments and Decision Making on the U.S. Supreme Court (SUNY Press, 2004) and the co-author of Religious Institutions and Minor Parties in the United States (Praeger Press 1999, with Chris Gilbert, David A.M. Peterson, and Paul Djupe).
Joachim J. Savelsberg is a professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota. He will hold the Archam and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair, dedicated to issues of genocide and mass atrocities, as of fall 2014. Recent writings address issues of law regarding hate, genocide and atrocities, especially their public representations and collective memories. They include American Memories: Atrocities and the Law (with Ryan D. King; Russell Sage Foundation Press, 2011) (book award, SSSP Theory Division); Crime and Human Rights: Criminology of Genocide and Atrocities (Sage, 2010); “Law and Collective Memory” (with King; Annual Review of Law & Social Science 2007); and “Institutionalizing Collective Memories of Hate: Law and Law Enforcement in Germany and the United States” (with King; American Journal of Sociology [AJS] 2005 [article awards: Law & Society Association, 2006; ASA Section on Culture, 2007]). Current NSF-funded research addresses “Collective Representations and Memories of Atrocities after Judicial Intervention: The Case of Darfur in International Comparison.” An upcoming fellowship at the Käte Hamburger Institute “Law as Culture” will be devoted to the writing of a book on the Darfur research (2014-15). Earlier work is on the sociology of criminology (Social Problems 2002; Crime, Law & Social Change 2002; Criminology 2004; Social Forces 2004; Sociological Forum 2011); imprisonment in international comparison (AJS 1994; Punishment & Society 1999; Law and Social Inquiry 2002; 2004); sentencing guidelines (AJS 1992) and white-collar crime law (Law & Society Review 1987; Constructing White-Color Crime, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994 [book award, ASC International Division]). Savelsberg held fellowships and Visiting Professorships at The Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, Karl-Franzens University in Graz, Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, the Rockefeller Center at Bellagio, and Humboldt University in Berlin. He is a past chair of the ASA Section for Sociology of Law and SSSP Theory Division.
Book Review Editor
Jinee Lokaneeta is an accomplished scholar who brings a broad, global, and interdisciplinary approach to this position. She has published a book, Transnational Torture: Law, Violence, and State Power in the United States and India (NYU Press, 2011, Orient Blackswan, 2012), several peer-reviewed journal articles in interdisciplinary journals (e.g., Law, Culture, and Humanities, and Studies in Law, Politics and Society), and numerous book reviews. Professor Lokaneeta has expressed a strong commitment to further expand coverage of books that treat sociolegal studies in international and comparative contexts. Her prior administrative and editorial experiences—including, for example, her work on a coedited undergraduate text—are well suited to the position of Book Review Editor, and her upcoming sabbatical may facilitate the transition to her editorship.