Sally Engle Merry
Senior Scholar until 2020
- Ph.D., Brandeis University
Explored the role of law in urban life in the United States, in the colonizing process, and in contemporary transnationalism
Sally Engle Merry, Ph.D., was a senior scholar at the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) until 2020 and the Silver Professor of Anthropology at New York University. Her research explored the role of law in urban life in the U.S., in the colonizing process, and in contemporary transnationalism. She was previously on the faculty of Wellesley College, where she was the Marion Butler McLean Professor in the History of Ideas and Professor of Anthropology. In 2007 she received the Kalven Prize for scholarly contributions from the Law and Society Association.