Professor John Hagan is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law at Northwestern University and Co-Director of the Center on Law & Globalization at the American Bar Foundation. Hagan spent more than half of his adult life at the University of Toronto, where he became a Canadian citizen and the University Professor of Sociology and Law.

Hagan (2001) published an award-winning Harvard University Press book based on this period, titled Northern Passage: American War Resisters in Canada, with the support of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. He is an elected member of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Royal Society of Canada, and he received the 1997 Edwin H. Sutherland Award in Criminology, the 2009 Stockholm Prize in Criminology, the 2012 Harry J. Kalven Award for Empirical Studies in Law & Society, and the 2015 Cesar Beccaria Gold Medal in Criminology.

Professor Hagan’s work spans the areas of human rights, international criminal law, criminology, and criminal justice. He is the former President of the American Society of Criminology and the inaugural and current Editor of the Annual Review of Law and Social Sciences. In each of the decades since entering academia, Hagan’s articles have appeared in the flagship peer-reviewed U.S. sociological journals, the American Journal of Sociology and the American Sociological Review, and his estimation of the mortality resulting from the genocide in Darfur was published in the leading international journal Science.


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