Michael W. Raphael



B.S., Sociology, Northeastern University, 2011

M.S.C.J., Criminal Justice, Northeastern University, 2013

About me

My research investigates how sociality mediates experience and the implications it has for decision-making, with a particular emphasis on contract and intellectual property law and internet policy. This inquiry emphasizes an examination of Erving Goffman’s work in relation to political and socio-legal theory. It is part of a larger project concerning the necessity of a cognitive sociology of law, particularly in the internet age where shifts in commerce affects the reification of privacy.

Faculty advisor(s)


Courses Taught at John Jay College of Criminal Justice:
Introduction to Sociology (Fall 2015)
Criminology (Spring 2015)
The Sociology of Law (Fall 2014)


mraphael (at) gradcenter (dot) cuny (dot) edu



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