Anna Offit, Anthropology

Anatomy of a Juror: Explicit Education about Implicit Bias

Wed, 11/07/2012
Noon, 438 Robertson Hall
Event Category: 
Graduate Students

Please join us on Wednesday, November 7, for a presentation by Anna Offit, Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology, to discuss "Anatomy of a Juror: Explicit Education about Implicit Bias."

Anna Offit is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology. She received her B.A. degree in Anthropology, summa cum laude, from Princeton University in 2008, and her MPhil from the University of Cambridge in 2009. As a law student at Georgetown University, where she graduated in 2012, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. While in Washington, D.C., Anna worked as a law clerk for the Department of Justice's Office for Civil Rights, where she assisted in efforts to oversee the implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act. Her current research focuses on the U.S. jury system. She is interested in lay decision-making and citizens' ideas about the legal process.

LEGS, or "Law-Engaged Graduate Students," meets during the academic year to discuss a work in progress by one of our Graduate Associates. Academic papers, dissertation proposals, and dissertation chapters have been presented at these meetings, to an audience of fellow graduate students.