Mariana Valverde

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Mariana Valverde
Nationality Canadian
Academic background
Education Brock University (BA)
York University (MA, PhD)
Thesis French Romantic socialism and the critique of political economy
Academic work
Discipline Criminologist, sociologist
Sub-discipline Sociology of law
Institutions Trent University
York University
University of Toronto

Mariana Valverde FRSC is a Canadian criminologist and sociologist. She is currently a professor in the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto. Her research mainly focuses on the sociology of law.[1] She is also an occasional contributor to Spacing magazine.[2]

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).[3]

Major Works[edit]

  • Valverde, Mariana. (1991). The Age of Light, Soap, and Water: Moral Reform in English Canada 1880s-1920s. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • Valverde, Mariana. (1998). Diseases of the Will: Alcohol and the Dilemmas of Freedom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Valverde, Mariana. (2003). Law’s Dream of a Common Knowledge. Princeton University Press.
  • Valverde, Mariana. (2006). Law and Order: Signs, Meanings, Myths. Routledge.
  • Valverde, Mariana. (2012). Everyday law on the Street: City Governance in an Age of Diversity. Chicago University Press.


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