Mariana Valverde

Mariana Valverde is the director and a professor of the Centre of Criminology, at the University of Toronto, and does research mainly in the sociology of law. From the late 1970s, she became involved in feminist and gay liberation politics in the Toronto area, writing for activist publications such as The Body Politic, and publishing Sex, Power and Pleasure with the Toronto Women's Press in 1985. Originally trained in philosophy at York University, in the late 1980s Valverde retrained as a social historian, publishing an influential study of moral regulation, The Age of Light Soap and Water: Moral Reform in English Canada, 1885-1925 (Toronto University Press, 1991) before entering the field of sociology. Her recent books include Law's Dream of Common Knowledge (Princeton University Press, 2003), an anthology co-edited with Peter Goodrich, Nietzsche and Legal Theory (Routledge, 2005), and an anthology co-edited with Markus Dubber, The New Police Science (Stanford, 2006).

In 2000 Mariana Valverde won the Herbert Jacob book prize from the Law and Society Association for her book Diseases of the Will: Alcohol and the Dilemmas of Freedom (Cambridge University Press, 1998).

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