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Joachim J. Savelsberg

Protrait: Joachim J. Savelsberg

Dr. rer. pol. 1982 University of Trier, FRG
Room 1144 Social Sciences
Phone: 612-624-0273

Curriculum Vitae

Interest Areas

Knowledge; Law, Crime & Punishment; Human Rights; Comparative; Theory.

Current Research

“Collective Representations and Memories of Atrocities after Judicial Intervention: Darfur in International Comparison” (NSF, 2010-13); related book project: Representations of Human Rights Crimes: Justice and its Competitors in a Globalizing World (U of California Press); supporting fellowship: Käte Hamburger Institute for Advanced Study “Law as Culture,” Bonn, 2013-14.

Selected Publications

“Writing Human Rights History – and Social Science Encounters: Review Essay on Aryeh Neier’s The International Human Rights Movement: A History. 2013. Law and Social Inquiry (in press).

“Trials, Collective Memory, and Prospects of Human Rights.” In Tribunals, edited by              W. Gephart. Frankfurt: Vittorio Klostermann (in press).

“Formal and Substantive Rationality: Tensions in International Criminal Law.” In Law as Culture: Max Weber’s Comparative Sociology of Law, edited by W. Gephart. Frankfurt: Vittorio Klostermann (in press).

 “Crime, Law, Deviance.” 2013. Pp. 129-138 In: The Handbook of Sociology and Human Rights, edited by D. Brunsma et al. Boulder, CO: Paradigm.

“Law and Society,” with Lara Cleveland. 2013. Oxford Bibliography Online: Sociology, edited by J. Manza. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

“Social & Intellectual Contexts of Criminology,” with S. Flood. 2012. Oxford Bibliography Online: Criminology, edited by R. Rosenfeld. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Book Cover: Crime and Human Rights Book Cover: American Memories

American Memories: Atrocities and the Law with R. King. 2011. ASA Rose Monograph Series. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Crime and Human Rights: Criminology of Genocide and Atrocities. 2010. London: Sage.