Michael Musheno, School of Law
Michael Musheno is an academic expert in youth, law and society and policing. At the University of Oregon, he is professor of law and faculty director of legal studies. Michael’s teaching and writing focus on the social agency of youth, the state’s frontline workforce, policing and surveillance, and the social and cultural dynamics of law in everyday life.
His most recent book is Navigating Conflict: How Youth Handle Trouble in a High Poverty School. Co-authored with Calvin Morrill, it draws upon sixteen years of ethnographic fieldwork to reveal the social ingenuity with which urban teens informally and peacefully navigate strife-ridden peer trouble in a school environment that fosters trust instead of suspicion, mobility instead of containment.
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Culture of trust is key for school safety (The Conversation, March 27, 2018)
Navigating Conflict: How Youth Handle Trouble in a High Poverty School (University of Chicago Press, 2018)