Associate Professor, Criminology, Law & Society
School of Social Ecology

PH.D., Stanford University, 1990, Sociocultural Anthropology

Phone: (949) 824-1447
Fax: (949) 824-3001
Email: scoutin@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
2369 SEII
Mail Code: 7080
Irvine, CA 92697
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Publications
Forthcoming. "The Formation and Transformation of Central American Community Organizations in Los Angeles." In Latina/o Los Angeles: Global Transformations, Settlement, and Political Activism, Gilda Ochoa and Enrique Ochoa, eds. University of Arizona Press.

Forthcoming. “Contesting Criminality: Illegal Immigration and the Spatialization of Legality. Theoretical Criminology.

Forthcoming. “Sanctuary.” In Global Migration: An Encyclopedia, Matthew Gibney and Randall Hansen, eds. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.

2004 “Salvadorans’ Odyssey.” NACLA Report on the Americas. 37(6):38-41, 43.

2003 "Cultural Logics of Belonging and Movement: Transnationalism, Naturalization, and U.S. Immigration Politics." American Ethnologist 30(4):508-526.

2003 "Borderlands, Illegality and the Spaces of Non-existence." In Globalization and Governmentalities, Richard Perry and Bill Maurer, eds. University of Minnesota Press, pp. 171-202.

2003 "Suspension of Deportation Hearings: Racialization, Immigration, and 'Americanness.'" Journal of Latin American Anthropology 8(2):58-95.

2002 "Reconceptualizing Research: Ethnographic Fieldwork and Immigration Politics in Southern California." In Practicing Ethnography in Law: New Dialogues, Enduring Methods, June Starr and Mark Goodale, eds., pp. 108-127. New York: Palgrave.

2002 "In the Mirror: The Legitimation Work of Globalization." Co-authored with Bill Maurer and Barbara Yngvesson. Law and Social Inquiry 27(4):801-843. (Awarded the 2002 LSA best article prize.)

2001 "Questionable Transactions as Grounds for Legalization: Immigration, Illegality and Law." Crime, Law and Social Change 37:19-36.

2001 "Cause Lawyering in the Shadow of the State: A U.S. Immigration Example." In Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era, Austin Sarat and Stu Scheingold, eds., pp. 117-140. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
 
2001 "Cause Lawyering in the Shadow of the State: A U.S. Immigration Example." In Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era, Austin Sarat and Stu Scheingold, eds., pp. 117-140 Oxford: Oxford University Press.
 
2001 "The Oppressed, the Suspect, and the Citizen: Subjectivity in Competing Accounts of Political Violence." Law and Social Inquiry 26(1):63-94.
 
2000 "Anthropology and Pedagogy: An Interview with Bill Maurer." With Jennifer Heung. PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 23(2):146-160.
 
2000 "Denationalization, Inclusion, and Exclusion: Negotiating the Boundaries of Belonging." Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 7(2):585-593.
 
1999 "Clandestinity and Citizenship among Salvadoran Immigrants." PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review. 22(2):53-63.
 
1999 "Advocating for Immigrants' Rights: An Interview with Susan Alva." PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review. 22(2):110-119.
 
1998 "From Refugees to Immigrants: The Legalization Strategies of Salvadoran Immigrants and Activists." International Migration Review 32(4):901-925.
 
1998 "Naming Resistance: Dissidents, States and Ethnographers." Co-authored with Susan F. Hirsch. Anthropology Quarterly 71(1):1-17.
 
1996 "From Refugees to Immigrants: The Legal Strategies of Salvadoran Immigrants and their Advocates." Working paper series, Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, University of California, Los Angeles.

1996 "'Differences' within Accounts of U.S. Immigration Law." PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, 19(1):11-20.

1995 "'Your Friend, the Illegal': Definition and Paradox within Newspaper Accounts of Immigration Reform." Co-authored with Phyllis Chock. Identities 2(1-2):123-148.

1995 "Smugglers or Samaritans in Tucson, Arizona: Producing and Contesting Legal Truth." American Ethnologist. 22(3):549-571.

1995 "Ethnographies of Violence: Law, Dissidence, and the State." Review essay for Law and Society Review. 29(3):517-539.

1994 "Enacting Law as Social Practice: The U.S. Sanctuary Movement as a Mode of Resistance." In Susan Hirsch and Mindie Lazarus-Black, eds., Contested States: Law, Hegemony, and Resistance, pp. 282-303. New York: Routledge.

1993 "The Chicago Seven and the Sanctuary Eleven: Conspiracy and Spectacle within U.S. Courts." PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 16(3):19-28.
Grant
2004-2005 Research and Writing Grant, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Last updated
10/14/2004