Teaching Fellows

Naama Maor

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences Naama Maor

Area of Study

Department of History

Naama Maor

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences

Naama Maor specializes in the legal and social history of the United States. Her work examines intersections between social policy and criminal justice reform, uncovering the interconnected origins of the welfare state and the carceral state.Her manuscript, tentatively titled “Delinquent Parents: Punitive Welfare and the Creation of American Juvenile Justice, 1899-1927” traces the production of the category of parental delinquency through the study and criminalization of adults by an emerging juvenile justice regime. Maor earned her PhD in history from the University of Chicago (2020). Her research has been supported by the American Society for Legal History, the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation, and the University of Chicago. Her scholarship has earned the Stanford Center for Law and History Graduate Student Paper Prize. As a Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences, Maor teaches courses on the carceral state, childhood, and human rights.

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