Robin Stryker

Robin Stryker
Professor of Sociology, affiliated Professor of Law, affiliated Professor of Government and Public Policy, University of Arizona

Robin Stryker is Professor of Sociology, affiliated Professor of Law, affiliated Professor of Government and Public Policy and Research Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse at the University of Arizona. She writes on law, politics, inequality and social change, theory and methods, and on other topics including identity, organizations and institutions; legitimacy; law, science and public policy; political discourse, political incivility and American democracy. She has received many scholarly awards, teaching awards and federal grants. These include the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and Jean Monnet Fellowships, and she has been Visiting Professor at l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. 

 

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B.A. (1975) Smith College, Sociology. M.S. (1977) University of Wisconsin, Sociology. Ph.D. (1986) University of Wisconsin, Sociology.

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Relevant citations: 

Closing the Rights Gap: From Human Rights to Social Transformation, University of California Press (with L. Haglund, in press), “Freedom of Speech, Liberal Democracy and Emerging Evidence on Civility and Effective Democratic Engagement.” 

Arizona Law Review 54 (with T Massaro, 2012), “Redefining Compassion to Reform Welfare: How Supporters of 1990s US Federal Welfare Reform Aimed for the Moral High Ground,” I (with P. Wald, 2009); “Half Empty, Half Full or Neither? Law, Inequality and Social Change in Democratic Capitalism.” 

Annual Review of Law & Social Science 3 (2007); “Political Culture Wars 1960s Style: Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Law and the Philadelphia Plan,” American Journal of Sociology 103 (with N. Pedriana, 1997).