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Nancy Reichman

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Nancy Reichman

Professor of Sociology
Director of Socio-Legal Studies
Sturm Hall 409
Phone: 303-871-2048
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areas of expertise/research interests

Criminology; Complex Organizations; Women and Public Policy; Law and Society

professional biography

Nancy Reichman is Professor of Sociology and Criminology and Director of Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Denver, where she has taught since 1984. She edits the scholarly journal, Law & Policy, published by Wiley. Professor Reichman has written articles and books on a number of topics including pay equity, workplace regulation, white-collar crime, sports regulation, and global environmental regulation. She is presently engaged in two new empirical projects. The first examines how workplace scheduling is refracted through a kaleidoscope of institutions (criminal justice, housing, transportation, education) to create persistent challenges for low wage workers. The second considers ways that anti-doping regulation is built into everyday routines to extend state surveillance and increase pressures to control. Professor Reichman is a mayoral appointee to the Denver Women's Commission. Previously, she served as chair of the Colorado Pay Equity Commission and chaired the Board of Directors of Building Bridges, a Denver non-profit that helps to combat hate, discrimination and violent conflict by connecting individuals face-to-face with those they have been taught to fear and mistrust and teaching leadership skills for working across communities. Professor Reichman received her BA from New College in Sarasota Florida, MPA from New York University, and PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


PhD    Urban Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983
MPA   Graduate School of Public Administration, New York University, 1978
BA      New College, Sarasota, Florida, 1975

selected publications

Sterling, Joyce S. and Nancy Reichman. 2016. "Overlooked and Undervalued: Women in Private Law Practice." Annual Review of Law and Social Science 12:

Sefiha, Ophir and Nancy Reichman. 2016. "When Every Test is a Winner: Clean Cycling, Surveillance, and the New Preemptive Governance." Journal of Sport & Social Issues 40(3): 197-217.

Canan Penelope, Stephen Andersen, Nancy Reichman, and Brian Gareau. 2015. "Introduction to the Special Issue on Ozone Layer Protection: the extraordinary experience of building the Montreal Protocol, lessons learned, and hopes for future climate change efforts." Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences 5(2): 111-121.

Sefiha, Ophir and Nancy Reichman. 2014. "Be(Coming) Clean: Confessions as Governance in Professional Cycling." Catalan Journal of Communication and Cultural Studies 6(2): 177-196.

Ruan, Nantiya and Nancy Reichman. 2014. "Hours Equity is the New Pay Equity." Villanova Law Review 59: 35-81.

Reichman, Nancy and Joyce S. Sterling. 2013. "Parenthood Status and Compensation in Law Practice." Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 20(2): 1203-1222.

Sterling, Joyce S. and Nancy Reichman. 2013. "Navigating the Gap: Reflections on 15 Years Researching Gender Disparity in the Legal Profession." Florida International University Law Review 8(2).

Reichman, Nancy and Ophir Sefiha. 2013. "Regulating Performance Enhancing Technologies: A Comparison of Professional Cycling and Derivatives Trading." The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 649: 98-119.

Canan Penelope and Nancy Reichman. 2002. Ozone Connections: Expert Networks in Global Environmental Governance. Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing.  

2005. Japanese translation of Ozone Connections. Tokyo: Nippon Hyoronsha Co. Ltd. (translated by Tsutomu Odagiri).