Gabriel Levine

Position
Graduate Prize Fellow
Role
2022-2023
Office
001 Fisher Hall
Bio/Description

Gabriel Levine is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the Department of Politics. His dissertation examines the intellectual history of environmental law in the twentieth-century United States. Gabe argues that environmental law uneasily synthesized two distinct strands of thought: one emphasizing efficient regulation of pollution; the other, court-centered citizen activism. Drawing from this history, and from neglected perspectives in environmental thought, he proposes an alternative, “infrastructural” account of environmental law. This account, Gabe argues, can usefully supplement yesterday’s synthesis in responding to today’s climate crisis. Gabe’s other research interests include property theory and its history; local-government law; and constitutional law and theory. He received his B.A. from Yale University and his J.D. from Yale Law School.