2007 Visiting Scholars
Michele Alexandre – is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphries School of Law. She was with the project for the first two weeks of December 2007 enabling her to work on two projects (i) consent issues inherent in multi-partner rape cases and (ii) exploring the ways in which the First Amendment can be instrumental in dismantling the application of gender biases in attire policies in the workplace.
Laura Kessler – is an Associate Professor of Law at S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah. She visited the project for one week in November, 2007. Prof. Kessler’s work focuses on the intersection of discrimination and family law.
Richard Collier – holds a PhD in Family, Law and Gender from the University of Leicester and is a Professor of Law and Social Theory at Newcastle University School of Law. He was with the project for a week in October 2007. His scholarship primarily lies in the field of law and gender, with a particular focus on issues concerning the construction of men and masculinities.
Anna Kirkland – holds a PhD in Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program from the University of California, Berkeley and is an Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and Political Science at the University of Michigan. She visited the project for a week in September 2007 and explored the relationship between feminist legal theory and claims of the nascent fat rights movement.
William Turner – visited the FLT for the 2007-08 academic year in order to conduct research on the racial integration of Emory University, and the Pre-Start affirmative action program at Emory Law School from 1966 to 1972. This project is Emory Law School’s contribution to the University’s Transforming Communities Project, a five-year program of investigating the history of race at Emory. It is also a continuation of Bill’s research on the meaning of equality in American law, especially the history of civil rights movements and their impact on legal outcomes. Bill first visited the program in 2004.
Liu Zongsheng -- is first visiting scholar from China. Liu is an assistant professor of law at the National University of Defense Technology, Hunan Province - PRC. Liu will be with us until August 15, 2007. Liu’s research analyzes developing trends in international law regarding conflicts. He is particularly interested in the law of war in light of the technological advances of the past century.
Justice Hyo-Sook Jeon – was the first woman Justice of South Korea’s Constitutional Court. Recently retired, Hon. Jeon will be with the Project until July 2007 and will be researching issues of principles and policies in Constitutional law, particularly as they relate to equal protection, affirmative justice and gender equality.
Katharina Hermann - a Ph.D candidate in Law from the Free University of Berlin School of Law in Germany, was in residence with the project through the spring 2007 semester. Katharina’s scholarship investigates the role of human rights in the new Iraqi constitution. She primarily uses international human rights standards (focusing on freedom of religion, women’s rights and the right to life and physical integrity) as a case study to examine compatibility with the Basic Rights mentioned in the Iraqi constitution. Additionally, Katharina will critically assess theory versus reality regarding the question of the universality of human rights.
Elif Elan Aksit - teaches Ottoman History, Women's History and Turkish History at the School of Government, Ankara - University in Turkey, and was in residence with the project through April 2007. Elif’s scholarship investigates how Ottoman intellectuals re-evaluated Islamic law in the face of new understandings of equality and justice and the reassessment of misogynist practices culturally embedded in daily life. Elif demonstrates that women contribute to the public dialog in a period of constant change and also argues that their contribution is key to understanding the dynamics of civil society in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth centuries.
Martha Bailey – is a Professor of Law at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. She was in residence for the month of March 2007. Martha’s research focuses on the challenge of protecting women’s rights while at the same time accommodating religious diversity and pursuing a policy of multiculturalism.
Kate Nace Day - is a Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. She visited from February to March 2007. Kate teaches Constitutional Law and Feminist and Legal Theory. While at Emory, she will be conducting research for a book on the experiences of women law students tentatively titled, Becoming Women Lawyers. This work takes a critical look at the atmosphere women confront as students in law school and the absence of feminist perspectives in law classes.
Elizabeth Glazer - an Associate Professor at Hofstra Law School, was at Emory for two weeks in January 2007. Liz’s research uses principles from analytic philosophy to address problems in constitutional law, statutory interpretation, and property law. She is currently working on a project exploring whether certain rights emanating from the First Amendment are grounded in the same, or different, theoretical bases as rights in property law contexts.