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Jenny Logan

Pro Tem Instructor



Jenny is an attorney and a doctoral student in Law at Birkbeck College, University of London, where she researches ideologies of property in legal discourse and practice and their entanglements with legal constructions of race, gender, and sexual violence. 
Before coming to law, Jenny worked as a special education teacher in the Bronx, NY, and served as a union delegate for the United Federation of Teachers. In 2012 she founded the nonprofit community radio station She has clerked for several U.S. District Court judges and is an internationally performing musician and Kill Rock Stars recording artist. She is a science writer for the social/disability justice magazine Mad in America and has worked as an advocate and organizer for immigrants, incarcerated persons, and houseless and low-income tenants with organization such as OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, the Community Alliance of Tenants, Housing Land Advocates, and the Oregon Law Center. 
Jenny is currently a researcher at the Bioethics and Human Rights Lab at UMass Boston, in partnership with the international Centre on Mental Health and Human Rights. She is an associate faculty member at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, where she teaches on topics in law and social theory. 


Selected Publications:
Logan, J., and Karter, J. (2022). Psychiatrization of Resistance: The Co-Option of Consumer, Survivor, and Ex-Patient Movements in the Global South. Forthcoming in Frontiers in Medical Sociology.
Herrawi, F., Logan, J., Cosgrove, L., and Chang, C. (2021). Global Health, Human Rights, and The Limits of The Psy-Disciplines. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophy Psychology.
Cosgrove, L., Logan, J., and Herrawi, F. (2021). Institutional corruption in psychiatric research and practice: What mental health counselors need to know. The Humanist Psychologist.
Logan, J. (2014). Otherwise Unavailable: How O.R.S. 197.309 violates the Fair Housing Amendments Act. ABA Journal of Housing and Community Development Law, 22(2), 213-235. URL:
Book Reviews:
Logan, J. (2021). Capital, Shame, and the Neurobiological Imaginary. Journal of Constructivist Psychology.
Logan, J. (2021). Constructing Mental Illness: Race, Incarceration, and State Violence. Journal of Constructivist Psychology. DOI:
Logan, J. (2021). The Politics of Survival. Journal of Constructivist Psychology. DOI:
Conference Presentations:
“Intersectional Principles and Human Rights.” Symposium Presentation, American Women in Psychology Conference, Chicago, March 2022.
“Disability Rights and the CRPD.” CLE for New York Bar Association, January 27, 2022.
“Sexual Abuse and the Home: Geographies of Sexual Property Before and after the Pandemic.” Geographies of the Law Conference, Turin, Italy, December 14, 2021.
“Psy-Disciplines’ Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: A Case Study on the Ethics of Boundaries.” Psychology and the Other Conference, Boston College, September 19, 2021.
“Phase I Randomized Clinical Trials: A Feminist Bioethical Analysis.” Symposium on Anti-Racist work in the mental health field, American Women in Psychology Conference, March 2021
“The Low-Power FM Movement and Effective Strategies for Grassroots Community Media.” Cascade Media Convergence, Portland, Oregon, 2014.
“Keeping Children in School.” Meeting of the Hispanic Bar Association, Portland, Oregon, Dec. 2010.