About The Author

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J. W. Freiberg holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, an MA and PhD from UCLA, and a JD from Harvard Law School. He was formerly Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Sociology at Boston University, and simultaneously a member of the Centre d’Études des Mouvements Sociaux in Paris, where he taught Sociology and Social Psychology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales.

In addition to having held positions at several of Boston’s oldest and most prestigious law firms and serving for a decade as Chairman of Weston Patrick, he is the author of the highly acclaimed books, Critical Sociology: European Perspectives and The French Press: Class, State and Ideology, as well as more than thirty-five articles, book introductions, and other scholarly works on social psychological and legal issues.

His writings have been translated into French, Italian, and Japanese. During his career, Freiberg has been awarded a Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Research Fellowship, and a Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Fellowship. 

He continues to practice law on a reduced basis, serves as a Justice of the Peace for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and lives in Boston with his wife, near their children.


J.W. Freiberg with his little grandson (center), with his wife (left), at a book signing event (right)