Dr. Sarah Marusek

Sarah Marusek

Sarah MarusekSarah Marusek, Ph.D

Professor Marusek is on sabbatical leave in Spring 2023

Dr. Sarah Marusek is Professor of Public Law in the Department of Political Science at the University of Hawai‘i Hilo. Her research examines how law happens in everyday life through the fields of visual jurisprudence, legal semiotics, legal landscapes/aesthetics, and the constitutive approach to law and society. She has written three books, Law, Space and the Vehicular Environment (Routledge, 2023), Law and the Kinetic Environment: Regulating Dynamic Landscapes (Routledge, 2021), and Politics of Parking: Rights, Identity and Property (Routledge, 2016), edited several volumes, including Flags, Color, and the Legal Narrative: Public Memory, Identity, and Critique (Springer 2021) with Anne Wagner (Lille University, France), and authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles. She serves as co-editor for the Law and Visual Jurisprudence Book Series (Springer), Associate Editor for International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, and Vice President for the International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law. She has been invited as Visiting Faculty by public universities in Sweden, Italy, and Australia (Canberra and Brisbane) and has conducted grant-funded research in Iceland, California, Oregon, and locally on Hawai‘i Island. Professor Marusek has taught at the University of Hawai‘i Hilo since 2009 where she teaches courses in jurisprudence, public law, and legal geography and is the 2011 recipient of the student-nominated, faculty-awarded University of Hawai‘i Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. She is the Coordinator for the Pre-Law Certificate.


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