Christopher D. Berk

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Assistant Professor

Contact Information
Fairfax Campus, Aquia Building, Room 331
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
MSN: 3F4


Christopher D. Berk is an assistant professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. His research and teaching interests span the law, politics, and philosophy of punishment, with a particular concern for the relationship between democratic politics and penal law.

Berk received his PhD in 2016 from the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago, along with a joint degree, an MLS, from the University of Chicago Law School. Before coming to Mason, he was a postdoctoral fellow in political philosophy, policy, and law at the University of Virginia.

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Areas of Research

  • Politics of Punishment
  • Penal Law
  • Law and Society
  • Democratic Theory