2009 Visiting Scholars
Dr Fiona de Londras (BCL, LLM, PhD) joined the Feminism and Legal Theory Project as a Visiting Scholar from March 7 - 14, 2009. Fiona is on faculty in the School of Law, University College Dublin and is a member of the Institute of Criminology there. Her primary research interest is in the capacity of international law to restrict repressive state action in times of crisis or emergency with a particular focus on counter-terrorism and international law’s responses to genocidal sexual violence. Her secondary research interest is in property law and she has published widely in these areas including in leading European and international laws reviews such as Modern Law Review, American Journal of International Law, and Israel Law Review. She previously spent three months at the FLTP in the Fall of 2006.
Professor Michelle Oberman (JD, MPH) will be visiting the Feminism and Legal Theory Project from February 28 – March 6. Prof. Oberman’s new book, “When Mother’s Kill: Interviews from Prison” (NYU Press 2008) was named the 2008 Outstanding Book of the Year by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. In addition to her work on issues related to women and crime, Professor Oberman teaches courses in contracts, and various health law electives at the Santa Clara University School of Law in California. While a FLT Visiting Scholar, Prof. Oberman will deliver a lecture to the Emory Law School community as a part of Emory Law Faculty Colloquium.
Mairead Enright is a PhD Candidate at the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights at the Faculty of Law, University College Cork, Ireland. She holds a BCL from Cork and an MA from King's College London. She was called to the Irish Bar in 2006. Mairead's doctoral thesis, on the position of the nikahnama in the United States, Canada and England & Wales is part of a broader project on Gender, Multiculturalism and the Law, based at Cork. This research is funded by an Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences scholarship in Gender and Human Rights Law awarded in connection with that project and by the National University of Ireland EJ Phelan Fellowship in International Law. An article based on her research will appear in the Modern Law Review in spring, 2009. She was a visiting researcher at Osgoode Hall Law School in the summer of 2009 and a visitor at the Law School, Queen Mary University of London in autumn 2009. maireadenright(at)gmail.com.
Eunjung Kim is a postdoctoral fellow in Vulnerability Studies Project in the School of Law and the Race and Difference Initiative at Emory University. She received a Ph.D in disability studies at University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a recipient of AAUW international dissertation scholarship and a postdoctoral mentoring fellowship from Future of Minority Studies at the University of Michigan in 2007-08. She is currently working on a genealogy of asexuality. Her broader interests include disabled women in South Korea, sex industry and disability, transnational feminist disability studies theories, disabled people's sexuality, conflicts among marginalized people, and disability in global representation.
Renee Romkens is acknowledged as an outstanding scholar in the field of victimology, in particular interpersonal violence. She was a visiting scholar in the FLT Project at Emory Law in October 2008. Currently, she serves as Chair in the International Institute of Victimology INTERVICT at Tilburg University Law School. She has contributed substantially to the academic expertise in the area of gendered victimization and victimology.
Rose Corrigan visited the FLT Project in October 2008, delivering a presentation for a faculty colloquium at Emory Law during her visit. The topic of her presentation was What's wrong with rape? Failures of law and feminism. Rose is an Assistant Professor of Politics and Director of Women’s Studies at Drexel University.
Margaret Thornton is a professor of law at the Australian National University. She visited the FLT Project in October and November. In addition to feminist legal theory, Professor Thornton’s scholarly interests include discrimination law and policy.
Pamela Bridgewater is a visiting scholar and research fellow for the FLT Project during 2008-09. Her work in the area of reproduction, sexuality, identity, poverty, and women's health care has led her to work with leading legal scholars, policymakers, activists and advocates from North America, Europe, Latin America and South Africa.
Debra Jackson visited the FLT Project for in November 2008. She previously visited Emory in December 2005 to August 2006. Her area of research focuses on how constructions of social knowledge shape the recognition and/or failure to recognize sexual assault as such and the harm done to victims. She is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Bakersfield.
Harriet Musoke visited the FLT Project from Uganda in November 2008. Her particular interest is in women’s reproductive and sexual health in the African human rights system.
Mairead Enright is from University College Cork. She visited the FLT Project at Emory from January to March 2009. Her research focused on Islamic marriage contracts and legal recognition in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.
Michelle Oberman visited the FLT Project in March 2008 and will be a presenter at an Emory Law Faculty Colloquium during her stay. Professor Oberman teaches courses in contracts, and various health law electives at the Santa Clara University School of Law in California.
Fiona de Londras visited the FLT Project in March 2008 from the University College Cork, Ireland. Her areas of interest are in law and terrorism, human rights law, international legal theory, social inclusion and the law, and property law.