As we enter this holiday season and as events slow down for us all at Robsoncrim, we want to wish you and your communities a happy holiday season. In the spirit of the new year, we welcome our newest collaborator, Professor Erin Sheley to the Robsoncrim team. Below is her biography. We wish Erin a hearty welcome and look forward to a productive new year!
Erin Sheley is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary. She holds a JD from Harvard Law School and a PhD in English from the George Washington University. Erin's research considers how the law should account for subjective narratives in evaluating criminal and tort harm. Drawing on her doctoral work on narrative and cultural memory, she combines insights from the fields of psychology, narrative studies, and sociology to make the case that the narrative aspects of harm ought to play a more consistent role in shaping civil and criminal liability, procedure, evidentiary rules, and remedies. Her work has appeared in the Wake Forest Law Review, the Indiana Law Journal, the BYU Law Review and Law and Literature, among others. Prior to entering academia she practiced for several years in the litigation group of the Washington, D.C. offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.