Anna-Maria Marshall

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Associate Professor, LAS Global Studies
Associate Professor, Gender and Women's Studies
Center for Global Studies
Associate Professor, College of Law (by courtesy)


Anna-Maria Marshall, associate professor of sociology and law, joined the faculty of the Department of Sociology in 1999, earning campus-wide recognition for teaching every year. She currently teaches courses in criminology, the criminal justice system, and Law and Society.

A litigator from 1985-90 in the areas of employment and labor law, Professor Marshall published the book, Confronting Sexual Harassment: The Law and Politics of Everyday Life (Dartmouth Ashgate Publishing, 2005) and is a co-editor, with Scott Barclay and Mary Bernstein, of the book Queer Mobilizations: LGBT Activists Confront the Law (New York University Press, 2009). More recently, she is working on a research project about how law and policy shape farmers’ decisions about whether to adopt conservation practices.

Department of Sociology bio


PhD Northwestern University
JD University of Virginia School of Law

Areas of Expertise

Sociology of law
Legal profession
Sex discrimination

Selected Publications


Queer Mobilizations: LGBT Activists Confront the Law, co-edited with Scott Barclay and Mary Bernstein. New York: New York University Press (2009).

Confronting Sexual Harassment: The Law and Politics of Everyday Life. Burlington, VT: Dartmouth Ashgate Publishing. Law, Justice, and Power series, Austin Sarat, editor. (2005).

Journal Articles

Anna-Maria Marshall and Dan Crocker Hale. “Cause Lawyering.” Annual Review of Law and Social Science 10: 301-320 (2014).

“A Trial in the Life of the Environmental Justice Movement: USA v. Citgo.” Studies in Law, Politics and Society 49: 97-121 (2009).

“Idle Rights: Employees’ Rights Consciousness and the Construction of Sexual Harassment Policies.” Law and Society Review 39 (1): 83-123 (2005).

“Injustice Frames, Legality and the Everyday Construction of Sexual Harassment.” Law and Social Inquiry 28: 659-89 (2003).

Anna-Maria Marshall and Scott Barclay. “In Their Own Words: How Ordinary People Construct the Legal World.” Introduction to Symposium in Law and Social Inquiry, edited with Scott Barclay. Law and Social Inquiry 28: 617-28 (2003).

“Closing The Gaps: Plaintiffs In Pivotal Sexual Harassment Cases.” Law and Social Inquiry 23: 761-793 (1998).