2010 Visiting Scholars
Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan - Professor Bhuiyan is working on Human Rights and Women’s Rights. He teaches law in the Department of Law, ASA University Bangladesh. He was coordinator of the Department of Law, Uttara University, Bangladesh from 2005-2006 and also a teacher in the Department of Law and Justice, Bangladesh University of Business & Technology. During his studies in Belgium he gained experience in legal practice with the lawyers of European countries. He has had articles published in scholarly journals in Australia, Bangladesh, India and Malta. He is co-editor of International Humanitarian Law-An Anthology (edited with Louise Dowsald-Beck and Azizur Rahman Chowdhury) (published by LexisNexis Butterworths, India in 2009), Issues in Human Rights (edited with Azizur Rahman Chowdhury and Shawkat Alam) (published by Atlantic Publishers, India in 2010), and An Introduction to International Human Rights Law (published by BRILL, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Netherlands in 2010), and “Globalization, International Law and Human Rights (to be published by Oxford University Press, India in 2011).
While at Emory Law School Jahid will be working on a new project: “The Role of Women Human Rights Defenders in Promoting and Protecting Women’s Rights.”
Titti Mattsson - Faculty of Law at Lund University, Sweden. Titti joined the Feminism and Legal Theory Project as a Visiting Scholar from October 28 -November 5. She is an Associate Professor in social law, working as a researcher and teacher in social welfare law and family law. Her main areas of research are child protection and legal security for children and youth. She focuses on human rights issues and undertakes a comparative approach. One of her projects dealt with participation rights for foster children within the social care system. Another project concerned the content and consequences of different public and private legal instruments for family interventions available to local authorities and national courts in cases of maltreatment or other harmful circumstances for children. She has published widely, including monographs, chapters in anthologies, and articles in Nordic Journals
Ulrika Andersson - Faculty of Law at Lund University, Sweden. Ulrika along with Titti, joined the Feminism and Legal Theory Project as a Visiting Scholar from October 28 -November 5. Ulrika is an Assistant Professor in criminal law, working as a researcher and teacher in criminal law, criminal procedural law and law and gender. Her main research focuses broadly on questions concerning law and power. She is particularly interested in issues of sexuality and gender, in addition to power relations in regard to class and ethnicity. She has done research on sexual offenses, highlighting the gendered structure of legal definitions, as well as the proof process. Her most recent project was on human trafficking. She argues for a “contextual legal subject” approach, which she argues will make visible the societal structures under which people are living, hopefully thus making legal scholars and practitioners take them into account. She has published widely, including monographs, chapters in anthologies, and articles in Nordic Journals.
Titti and Ulrika’s current joint research project deals with juvenile crime and delinquency issues in connection with gang activity. They are looking at how the courts treat these youth in public and administrative courts, in juvenile justice cases, and in juvenile delinquency cases. They are interested in how the fact that a youth is in a certain “structure” – a gang – is discussed by the courts. They are focusing the interaction between the legal tradition of looking at the individual apart from his or her surroundings and the practice of actually including the social surroundings, at least implicitly, in the discussion of evidence.