Anya Degenshein

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NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY

 

 

 

Education

 

2012-present             Ph.D.   Candidate (ABD), Sociology, Northwestern University; degree expected 2019

                                              Dissertation: "Entrapped: Policing, Surveillance, and the Assemblage of Threat in the 'War on                                                        

                                              Terror'"

                                              Committee Members: John Hagan (chair), Wendy Espeland, Bernard Harcourt (Columbia        

                                              University School of Law), and Mary Pattillo                

 

2015-2016                              CERI Lab, Sciences Po, Paris, France

                                               Doctoral Exchange Student; Didier Bigo, tuteur

 

2014                          M.A.     Sociology, Northwestern University

                                               Thesis: "What's Lost in the 'Fringe': The Economic and Social Processes of an Urban

                                                Pawnshop"

                                                Committee Members: Bruce Carruthers (Chair) and Mary Pattillo

 

2012                          M.A.     Social Sciences, University of Chicago

                                               Thesis: “Shared Meaning, Shrouded Legitimacy, and Ruptured Alliances: The Creation of

                                               Prosecutorial Power in the Legislative Arena”

                                               Thesis Advisor: Bernard Harcourt

 

2007                          B.A.    Sociology and Government, Cornell University

                                              Phi Beta Kappa

 

Areas of Interest

 

- Criminal Justice, Law and Society, Deviance

- Theory, Surveillance and Security, Risk

- Racial and Economic Inequality, Urban Studies

 

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

 

Degenshein, Anya. (forthcoming) “Strategies of Valuation: Repertoires of Worth at the Financial Margins,”

                               Theory and Society. Online first here; public access here.

 

Journal Manuscripts Under Review or In Preparation        

                                 

UNDER REVIEW 

               Degenshein, Anya. “Reexamining Risk: Entrapment and the Creation of Threat.”

 

IN PREPARATION

               Degenshein, Anya. “The Salience of Sexuality: Social Meaning-Making and Researcher-Informant Relations in

                                                 the Field.”

               Degenshein, Anya. "Constricting Constitutional Rights, Expanding Surveillance, and Anticipating Terrorism in US            

                                                v. Mohamud"

               Degenshein, Anya. “Ruptured Alliances: Prosecutors, Victims, and the Legislative Fight for Discretion.”

 

Public Sociology

 

ESSAYS

               

               Degenshein, Anya. (2016). "The Object Economy: The Banking Alternative of a Chicago-area Pawnshop." The

                                              Chicago Dispatch (online). April 2016 Issue, lead story. http://www.thechidispatch.com/

 

SPRAKING ENGAGEMENTS

 

2017                       Invited Panelist, for a discussion on mass incarceration and institutional racism, followed by a screening  

                              of 13th to benefit Curt’s Café. Kellogg Global Hub, Northwestern University, May 24, 2017.

 

Honors and Awards

 

2017                        Karpf Peace Prize, Northwestern University. ($3,335)

 

Fellowships and Grants

 

2017-2019               Presidential Fellowship, Northwestern University

 

2016-2017               University Fellowship, The Graduate School, Northwestern University.

 

2012-present            Legal Studies Fellow, Center for Legal Studies, Northwestern University.

 

2015-2016               Paris Program in Critical Theory Fellow, Northwestern University (including $3,000 travel and

                                relocation grant)

 

Summer 2016           The Sexualities Program at Northwestern (SPAN) Conference Travel Award Grant for my working

                                 paper, “The Salience of Sexuality: Social Meaning-Making and Researcher-Informant Relations in the  

                                 Field.” ($400).

 

Summer 2013           MacArthur Summer Research Grant, with Prof John Hagan: “Shared Meaning, Shrouded Legitimacy,

                                 and Ruptured Alliances: The Creation of Prosecutorial Power in the Legislative Arena.” ($1,200)

 

2012-2013                University Fellowship, The Graduate School, Northwestern University

 

Select Teaching and Mentorship

 

2017-2018               Mentor for undergraduate sociology majors, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University.

 

Winter 2015            Teaching Assistant for Sociology 318/Legal Studies 308: Sociology of Law, for Robert Nelson.  

                                Department of Sociology, Northwestern University.

 

Spring 2014            Teaching Assistant for Sociology and Legal Studies 206: Law and Society, for Laura Beth Nielsen,

                                Department of Sociology, Northwestern University.

 

Presentations at Selcct Workshops and Professional Meetings (Most Recent)

 

2017                     "Constricting Constitutional Rights, Expanding Surveillance, and Anticipating Terrorism in US            

                              v. Mohamud." European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) LawNet "Anticipating Law"

                              workshop, Bern, Switzerland. (September)

 

                            "Ruptured Alliances: Prosecutors, Victims, and the Legislative Fight for Discretion." Annual meeting of

                             the American Sociological Association, Montreal, Canada. (August)

                           

                            "Reexamining Risk: Entrapment and the Creation of Threat." Culture and Society Workshop,

                             Northwestern University. (January)                      

 

Select Professional Activities

 

JOURNALS

Reviewer for Law and Society Review and Law & Social Inquiry

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSIOCIATIONS

Member, American Sociological Association (ASA), Law and Society Association (LSA), Society for the Advancement of

                Socio-Economics (SASE).

 

Select Departmental Service

 

2016-2017                Graduate Student Co-representative on the Sociology PhD 2017 Admissions Committee

 

2014-2015                Student Co-coordinator (with Robin Bartram) of the Northwestern Urban and Communities Workshop,

                                 Department of Sociology; Albert Hunter, Faculty Supervisor.

 

2014-2015                Graduate Student Association Co-President (with Vincent Yung), Department of Sociology,

                                 Northwestern University.

 

 

 

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