Jill Weinberg

Jill Weinberg is an Assistant Professor Sociology whose research/teaching lies in the areas of law/deviance, sports, and gender. She received a PhD from Northwestern University, MA from University of Chicago, and JD from Seattle University. Specializing in law in everyday life, her research examines how ordinary people advocate to decriminalize particular behaviors (e.g., recreational marijuana). She has published the book Consensual Violence (University of California Press 2016) and compares how communities who engage in physically violent activities develop rules and norms around their behavior. Her current project examines physician assisted death in the United States and Switzerland. She is a marathon runner and has completed over 10 marathons, including 6 Boston Marathons and most recently the Berlin Marathon. She is also a cycling enthusiast and has traveled to France to follow the Tour de France multiple times.