Kristin Bumiller
George Daniel Olds Professor of Economic and Social Institutions 

Short Biographical Profile

Professor Bumiller is the author of the award winning book, In an Abusive State (Victoria Schuck Book Prize, American Political Science Association, 2009) which examines the relationship between the feminist movement against sexual violence and criminal justice policy. She is also the author of a seminal book on employment discrimination, The Civil Rights Society (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988).  Her numerous articles, which span a broad range of interests in anti-discrimination policy, feminist theory, gender and punishment, and disability rights, have been published in major journals in her field including Signs: Journal of Women and Culture in Society, Law & Society Review, Theoretical Criminology, Annual Review of Law and Social Science, and Journal of Politics. She has had a long-term affiliation with the Feminism and Legal Theory Project at Emory University, served on the Board of Trustees for the Law & Society Association, and is currently on the Executive Committee for the Inside-Out Program. Professor Bumiller has also been recognized for her innovative teaching of community-based courses. She received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

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Department of Political Science

Amherst College

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Amherst, Massachusetts 01002

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