Ron Levi

Ron Levi


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Ron Levi

Distinguished Professor of Global Justice


Ron Levi is Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and the Department of Sociology, and is Distinguished Professor of Global Justice. His research is at the intersection of politics, culture, and the sociology of law and justice. He is currently working on a comparative historical study of reactions and memories of police violence during decolonization; research in detention centers with recently arrested individuals on their experience of arrest and hopes for justice reform; and a project on expertise, morality, and bureaucracy in the field of international human rights. He has also worked on international criminal justice and wartime atrocities, and changing approaches to law and crime over the neoliberal era. Ron directs the Global Justice Lab in the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, a multidisciplinary research laboratory focusing on justice systems under stress. He is a recipient of the Undergraduate Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence, is Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques from the French Government, and is a Permanent Visiting Professor at the University of Copenhagen.