Lisa Stampnitzky is Lecturer on Social Studies. Her book, Disciplining Terror: How Experts and Others Invented “Terrorism” (Cambridge University Press, 2013), traces how the problem of “terrorism” and the field of terrorism expertise took shape from the 1970s to the present, and analyzes how this history helped to shape the post 9/11 “war on terror.” Her current research examines the historical emergence of “human rights” as a category of knowledge and governance, and asks how this history can help us to understand current debates on the use and prohibition of torture. She received her B.A. in Sociology from New College of Florida, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley. In 2011-2012 she was a fellow at Harvard’s Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, and she has also held fellowships at Oxford, the European University Institute, and the Ohio State University.
Social Studies 10a (Fall)
Social Studies 98ns: Culture and Politics in American Society (Spring)
Social Studies 10b (Spring)