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Dr. Doris Marie Provine  is a Professor Emerita in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. She came to ASU to direct the School of Justice Studies after a long tenure at Syracuse University and a two-year post as Director of the Law and Social Sciences Program at the National Science Foundation. Her areas of interest reflect her background in law and political science (JD, PhD Cornell).



 Her publications include books on case selection in the US Supreme Court, lay and lawyer judges, settlement strategies of federal judges, and racism in the war on drugs as well as many articles on these and related topics. With generous support from the National Science Foundation, she and three colleagues have studied how local police are responding to opportunities to collaborate with federal officials in the enforcement of federal immigration law.  Her research interests also include local immigration-related policymaking.  Dr. Provine serves on the Board of Trustees for the ACLU and she is president of the board of the Arizona Advocacy Network.