Kim Lane Scheppele
Professor of Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, and University Center for Human Values
Director, Program in Law and Public Affairs
Kim Lane Scheppele is a faculty associate in politics and sociology. Prior to joining the Princeton faculty in 2005 she was the John J. O'Brien Professor of Comparative Law and professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Scheppele's primary field is comparative constitutional law and she has spent nearly half of the last decade doing field work under three different grants from the National Science Foundation in post-socialist countries undergoing constitutional transformations. She has published extensively in both law reviews and social science journals on post-socialist constitutionalism and has a book in progress called "How Constitutions Work: Rethinking Constitutional Theory Through Constitutional Ethnography." Scheppele also conducts research on constitutions under stress, most recently writing about post-9/11 responses in comparative perspective in a series of law-review articles as well as a book called "The International State of Emergency." Her book "Legal Secrets" won special recognition from the American Sociological Association and, in an earlier form, a dissertation prize from the American Political Science Association. Ph.D. University of Chicago.