Calvin Morrill is the Stefan A. Riesenfeld Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Morrill received his PhD in Sociology from Harvard University. His books include The Executive Way: Conflict Management in Corporations and Together Alone: Personal Relationships in Public Places (with David A. Snow and Cindy White). Morrill has published widely in sociology, law and society, organizational studies, and anthropology.
Morrill’s research is broadly concerned with how social conflict emerges and plays out at multiple levels of analysis, with implications for the study of organizational and institutional change. Recent writings examine how youth handle peer conflict and violence in a relatively safe high-poverty school; social inequality and the mobilization of rights in schools; how definitions and responses to social problems evolve over time when they cross between the fields of law and medicine; the changing nature of research in the field of law and society over the past half century; how and why research on social control in organizations has changed over the past century; and how alternative dispute resolution evolved in U.S. lower courts.
His latest book is Navigating Conflict: How Youth in a High-Poverty School Handle Trouble (with Michael Musheno; University of Chicago Press, 2018).