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Andrew Mellon Professor of American Government and Professorial Fellow, Nuffield College, University of Oxford Research: The American state, executive politics, and racial inequality since 1940 Selected Works: Still a House Divided: Race and Politics in Obama’s America (2011; co-author); Separate and Unequal: African Americans and the US Federal Government (2007); Making Americans: Immigration, Race, and the Origins of the Diverse Democracy (2000) Education: MA and PhD in political science, Northwestern University

Mary Pattillo Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Northwestern University Research: Behind choice: exploring what people want out of their neighborhoods and schools Selected Works: “Making Fair (Public) Housing Claims in a Post-Racism Legal Context,” Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law (2009); “Investing in Poor and Black Neighborhoods ‘As Is,’” Public Housing Transformation: Confronting the Legacy of Segregation (2008); Black on the Block: The Politics of Race and Class in the City (2007) Education: PhD in sociology, University of Chicago

Robert Sampson Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University; Director, Social Sciences Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Research: Mixed-income neighborhoods and mechanisms of residential integration Selected Works: Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect (2012); Shared Beginnings, Divergent Lives: Delinquent Boys to

Patrick Sharkey Associate Professor of Sociology, New York University Research: The rise of economic segregation and the consequences for economic mobility Selected Works: “The Legacy of Disadvantage: Multigenerational Neighborhood Effects on Cognitive Ability,” American Journal of Sociology (2011; co-author); “The Acute Effect of Local Homicides on Children’s Cognitive Performance,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2010); “The Intergenerational Transmission of Context,” American Journal of Sociology (2008) Education: PhD in sociology and social policy, Harvard University

Tikvah Fellows Ra’anan Boustan Associate Professor of History, University of California, Los Angeles Research: Jewish history in the ancient Mediterranean world; early Jewish and Christian relations; early Jewish mysticism and magic; rabbinic literature Selected Works: “Rabbinization and the Making of Early Jewish Mysticism,” The Jewish Quarterly Review (2011); “The Dislocation of the Temple Vessels: Mobile Sanctity and Rabbinic Rhetorics of Space,” Jewish Studies at the Crossroads of Anthropology and History: Authority, Diaspora, Tradition (2011); From Martyr to Mystic: Rabbinic Martyrology and the Making of Merkavah Mysticism (Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism) (2005) Education: PhD in religion, Princeton University

Ronnie Goldstein Senior Lecturer, Bible Department, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Research: Hebrew Bible; historiography; prophecy Selected Works: “Late Babylonian Letters on Collecting Tablets and Their Hellenistic Background—a Suggestion,” Journal of Near Eastern Studies (2010); “The Greek and Jewish Origins of Docetism: A New Proposal,” Journal

of Ancient Christianity (2006; co-author); “From Gods to Idols: The Changes in the Relation to Other Gods in Biblical Literature and the Revision in Isaiah 2:18-21,” Beer-Sheva (2004) Education: PhD in Bible studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jeffrey Rubenstein Skirball Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University Research: Talmudic stories and their East Christian and Persian parallels Selected Works: The Culture of the Babylonian Talmud (2003); Talmudic Stories: Narrative Art, Composition, and Culture (1999); The History of Sukkot in the Second Temple and Rabbinic Periods (1995) Education: PhD in religion, Columbia University

Haim Shapira Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University Research: Jewish law and jurisprudence; institutions of law and learning in the Talmudic period; Jewish political tradition; law and religion Selected Works: “Majority Rule in the Jewish Legal Tradition,” Hebrew Union College Annual (2013); “For the Judgment Is God’s: Human Judgment and Divine Justice in the Hebrew Bible and in Jewish Tradition,” Journal of Law and Religion (2012); “The Talmudic Debate over Compromise and the Goals of Judicial Process,” Diné Israel (2010) Education: PhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Cana Werman Associate Professor, Department of Bible, Archaeology, and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Research: The development of halakha; Tannaitic literature; Jewish apocrypha and pseudepigrapha; the Dead Sea Scrolls; Jewish-Hellenistic literature; Judaism of the Second Temple Period; early Christianity Selected Works: “The Price of Mediation: The Role of Priests in the Priestly Halakha,” The Dead Sea Scrolls and Contemporary Culture (2011); “Messiah in Heaven? A Re-evaluation of Jewish and Christian


Desmond King

Age 70 (2003; co-author); Crime in the Making: Pathways and Turning Points Through Life (1993) Education: MA and PhD in sociology, State University of New York at Albany


University of California, Los Angeles Research: Implementation of humane technologies; race and race relations Selected Works: “Seeing Through Colorblindness: Implicit Bias and the Law,” UCLA Law Review (2010; co-author); “Trojan Horses of Race,” Harvard Law Review (2005); “Cyberrace,” Harvard Law Review (2000) Education: JD, Harvard Law School

NYU Law Magazine 2013  

The annual magazine from NYU School of Law.

NYU Law Magazine 2013  

The annual magazine from NYU School of Law.