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 focuses on the internationalization of law and crime, and the social dimensions of how we respond to violence and atrocities. Drawing largely on Bourdieusian and post-Bourdieusian sociology, his current work includes projects on moral claims to recognition and worth, and expertise and professional investments in domestic and international justice institutions. He is particularly interested in connecting comparative and historical sociology, the sociology of law, and cultural sociology. Ron also 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 and strain. He is a recipient of the Undergraduate Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence, the medal of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques from the French Government, and is a Permanent Visiting Professor at the University of Copenhagen.