Jamie Fine

Jamie Fine

Broadly speaking, my research interests focus on how law and legal structures are presented in and through contemporary young adult literature. More specifically, I am interested in how, why, and to what effect the literature transposes legal structure and those laws currently affecting young adults to its young readership. Additionally, how the narratives respond to current laws/legal structures, either directly or speculatively, and particularly in relation to issues of social justice, are also of interest. Finally, I am intrigued as to how contemporary YA Lit provides adolescents with context regarding the law and legal/political structures, bringing to the surface questions of critical citizenship and social justice.

Educational Background:

  • B.A., Wellesley College
  • J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law
  • MFA in Creative Writing, The City College of New York

Educational Fellowships:

  • 2015, CCNY-Stanford Summer Research Program
  • 2016-17, Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers
  • 2017-18, EDGE Diversity Fellowship


Research Interests

Field of Interest
Contemporary Young Adult Literature; Law and Literature; Legal Theory; Social Justice; Critical Citizenship; Law and Society