Professor Marjorie Zatz

Photo: Marjorie ZatzA Fulbright Senior Specialist from Arizona State University (ASU), Professor Marjorie Zatz was a visiting scholar at the Monash University School of Political and Social Inquiry (PSI) and The Border Crossing Observatory (BOb) in 2012. 

She is a Professor of Justice and Social Inquiry and affiliated faculty in African and African American Studies, Asian Pacific American Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Women and Gender Studies. She is also a member of the graduate faculty for the Ph.D. program at ASU in the Environment and Social Sciences.

Her research and teaching interests address the ways in which race, ethnicity, and gender impact juvenile and criminal court processing and sanctioning, the social construction of race and gender, Chicano/a gangs, and comparative justice, particularly Latin American legal systems. She has published more than 60 articles and chapters in scholarly books and journals. Punishing Immigrants: Policy, Politics, and Injustice, was published in 2012 by New York University Press.

One of the highlights of Professor Zatz’s visit to BOb was her delivery of the Inaugural Criminological Horizons Public Lecture, titled, “Criminalization, Racialization, Victimization: The Future of Immigration Policy in a Rapidly Changing World”. 

During her visit, she also shared her expertise with PSI academic staff of the approaches used at ASU in the development of undergraduate and postgraduate curricula. She also hosted a master class for Monash Criminology postgraduate students called “Gender, Violence, and the ‘Dysfunctional’ Family: Views from Juvenile Probation”.