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PhD     Yale University
JD        New York University
BA        Williams College
Cambridge University Press published Professor Pinello's Gay Rights and American Law in 2003, issued his textbook, America's Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage, in 2006, and released his latest book, America's War on Same-Sex Couples and Their Families - And How the Courts Rescued Them, in 2017. His scholarship also includes "Linking Party to Judicial Ideology in American Courts: A Meta-Analysis," Justice System Journal (1999); “Location, Location, Location: Same-Sex Relationship Rights by State” (American Bar Association 2009); and "Is Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a Homophobe?" (2005). The Department of Manuscripts and Archives at Yale University’s Sterling Memorial Library will preserve for posterity Professor Pinello's nearly 300 videotaped interviews (of same-sex couples across ten states, and of activists on both sides of the American same-sex marriage debate) conducted for his 2006 and 2017 books. He has served on the American Political Science Association's Committee on the Status of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and the Transgendered in the Profession and on the Dissertation Prize Committee of the Law and Society Association. Professor Pinello has been an external reviewer for Cambridge University Press, the Journal of Politics, Law & Social Inquiry, the Law & Society Review, the National Science Foundation, Political Research Quarterly, Routledge, and Stanford University Press. He currently serves as the secretary and trustee for the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund, and was the John Jay chapter chair of the Professional Staff Congress of CUNY. Professor Pinello was the principal organizer of the boycott of the 2012 APSA Annual Meeting, and teaches courses on American government and politics, judicial processes and politics, and the law and politics of LGBTQ rights.



Scholarly Work
Book: America's War on Same-Sex Couples and Their Families - And How the Courts Rescued Them. Cambridge University Press, 2017. Book: America’s Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage. Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Book: Gay Rights and American Law. Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Book: The Impact of Judicial-Selection Method on State-Supreme-Court Policy: Innovation, Reaction, and Atrophy. Greenwood Press, 1995.
Book Chapter: “The New York City Court System,” in Andrew Karmen (ed.), Crime and Justice in New York City. McGraw-Hill, 1998.
Article: “Linking Party to Judicial Ideology in American Courts: A Meta-Analysis.” Justice System Journal, 20 (No. 3):219-54, 1999.
Essay: “Gay Rights, Teaching, and the Classroom Environment” in Focus on Law Studies: Teaching about Law in the Liberal Arts, 19 (Fall):10, 13. American Bar Association, Division for Public Education, 2003.
Essay: “Homosexuality and the Law” in Kermit L. Hall (ed.), The Oxford Companion to American Law. Oxford University Press, 2002.
Book Review: Carlos A. Ball (ed.), After Marriage Equality: The Future of LGBT Rights, Law and Politics Book Review, Vol. 26, No. 6 (October 2016), pp. 114-16. Book Review: Michael J. Klarman, From the Closet to the Altar: Courts, Backlash, and the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage, Law and Politics Book Review, Vol. 23, No. 7 (July 2013), pp. 330-34. Book Reviews: David Rayside, Queer Inclusions, Continental Divisions: Public Recognition of Sexual Diversity in Canada and the United States; and Miriam Smith, Political Institutions and Lesbian and Gay Rights in the United States and Canada, Law and Politics Book Review, Vol 18, No. 12 (December 2008) pp. 1069-1073. Book Review: William N. Eskridge, Jr., and Darren R. Spedale, Gay Marriage: What We've Learned from the Evidence, Law & Society ReviewVol. 42, No. 1 (March 2008), pp. 227-29.
Book Review: Martin Dupuis, Same-Sex Marriage, Legal Mobilization, and the Politics of Rights, Law and Politics Book Review, Vol. 13, No. 10 (October 2003) pp. 487-490.
Book Review: Michael E. Solimine and James L. Walker, Respecting State Courts: The Inevitability of Judicial Federalism, Law and Politics Book Review, Vol. 10, No. 4 (April 2000) pp. 281-283.
Book Review: Austin Ranney (ed.), Courts and the Political Process: Jack W. Peltason's Contributions to Political Science, Law and Politics Book Review, Vol. 7, No. 3 (March 1997), pp. 121-23.
Book Review: G. Alan Tarr (ed.), Constitutional Politics in the States: Contemporary Controversies and Historical Patterns, Law and Politics Book Review, Vol. 6, No. 9 (September 1996), pp. 135-37.