Edith Kinney, J.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Edith Kinney

Associate Professor,
Legal Studies Minor Coordinator

J.D., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, CA

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]


Contact Information:

Email: edith.kinney@sjsu.edu

Phone: 408-294-2946

Office: MH 525A

Fall 2024 Office Hours: TBA


About Dr. Edith Kinney:

Edith Kinney is an Associate Professor of Justice Studies, working in the fields of human rights and critical legal studies. She is the Legal Action Coordinator for the Human Rights Institute at SJSU. She received her Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social policy and her J.D. from Berkeley Law, providing an interdisciplinary background that informs her research and scholarship. Her work has appeared in the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & JusticeNegotiating Sex Work: Unintended Consequences of Policy and Activism (Carisa R. Showden & Samantha Majic, eds., University of Minnesota Press, 2014) and Gender, Violence, and Human Security: Critical Feminist Perspectives (Aili Mari Tripp, Myra Marx Feree & Christina Ewig, eds., NYU Press 2013). Dr. Kinney's current research projects explore the sexual politics of crime and security in local and transnational arenas.

Edith Kinney is a member of the Law & Society Association, the American Sociological Association, the American Society of Criminology, Sociologists for Women in Society, and the Western Society of Criminology. Dr. Kinney also serves as Coordinator for the Legal Studies Minor, and provides advising to students interested in attending law school (pre-law advising).

Areas of Interest: 

  • Dynamic interactions of law and society, focused on the role social movement organizations play in criminal justice reform efforts around human trafficking, sexual violence, prison conditions, reentry, and collaborative courts