Research Expertise and Interest
sociology of law, organizational theory, ethnography, social movements, youth culture and conflict, sociology of culture, entrepreneurship
Calvin Morrill is Stefan A. Riesenfeld Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at the School of Law. His work focuses on the interplay among social conflict, collective and individual agency, and institutional change.
Professor Morrill is the author of multiple books, including Navigating Conflict: How Youth Handle Trouble in a High-Poverty School (with Michael Musheno; University of Chicago Press, 2018), Together Alone: Personal Relationships in Public Places (co-edited with David Snow and Cindy White; University of California Press, 2005), and The Executive Way: Conflict Management in Corporations (University of Chicago Press, 1995). His work also has appeared in multiple journals, including the American Journal of Sociology, Administrative Science Quarterly, Annual Review of Sociology, Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Ethnography, Law & Social Inquiry, Law & Society Review, and Social Problems. He has received scholarly awards from the American Sociological Association, Academy of Management, and Pacific Sociological Association. He is currently engaged in collaborative research projects on law and collective civic engagement among diverse young adults from under-resourced communities, law and entrepreneurship among immigrants, and rights mobilization in schools.