Marion G. Crain


Vice Provost

Marion holds a dual appointment as Vice Provost and the Wiley B. Rutledge Professor of Law.  She also holds faculty affiliate appointments in the Brown School and with Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies. Her administrative duties with the provost’s office include oversight of initiatives designed to stimulate and facilitate interdisciplinary teaching and research, including the Bring Your Own Idea program and the Beyond Boundaries Cross-School Teaching Grant program.  She also serves as the liaison for the provost to several university-wide centers and institutes, including the Danforth Center on Religion & Politics, the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, and the Institute for Public Health. In the law school, she teaches labor and employment law, family law, and seminars relating to class inequality and social movements. Her academic research focuses on the relationship between gender, work and class status, with a particular emphasis on collective action.  For the 2016-17 year, Marion is serving as Leader of the University Libraries.