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Michael Musheno is professor of law at the University of Oregon. He received his Ph.D. in Government at The American University and was a Bush Fellow at Yale University where he studied law and psychology.

He is the former faculty director of the Legal Studies Program at UC Berkeley Law, and a former program director of Law and the Social Sciences at the National Science Foundation. He has directed centers and departments at Arizona State University, the University of Kansas, and San Francisco State University.

His teaching and writing focus on the social agency of youth, the state’s frontline workforce, policing and surveillance, and the social and cultural dynamics of law in everyday life. He regularly teaches the graduate seminar on Perspectives on Conflict Resolution and undergraduate courses on Youth and Social Change, and Introduction to Conflict.