Anna Lvovsky is an Academic Fellow at Columbia Law School. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was Articles Co-Chair of the Harvard Law Review, and her Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University. Anna's historical research centers on the history of sexuality, police and military regulation during the Cold War, and the sociology of knowledge. Her dissertation, Queer Expertise: Urban Policing and the Construction of Public Knowledge about Homosexuality, 1920-1970, examines how local police departments and vice squads functioned alongside scientific experts and the popular media in shaping public perceptions of gay men in the United States in the twentieth century.
Extending from her historical studies, Anna's legal scholarship focuses on the sociology of law, the institutional role of expertise, popular culture in the courtroom, and the regulation of gender and sexuality. Her current projects explore the role of social science in the marriage equality cases on a state and federal level, as well as constitutional theories of privacy.
Prior to coming to Columbia, Anna clerked for Judge Michael Boudin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and for Judge Gerard E. Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.