Visiting Scholars and Research Fellows
The Center for Gender and Sexuality Law has a few options for scholars interested in visiting with us. See below for more information about our Visiting Scholars and Research Fellows Program our Sabbatical Visitor Program, and past visiting scholars.
Visiting Scholars and Research Fellows
Dr. Tamar Katz Peled was a Visiting Research Scholar with the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School for the Summer of 2017. Dr. Peled earned her PhD from the University of Haifa, Israel in 2014, and was honored with the Award for Excellence on her Doctoral dissertation, "Surrogate Motherhood in Israel: Legal, Social, and Cultural Construction". Dr. Peled is currently exploring the ways in which surrogacy is conceived of in legal paradigms, and exploring the concepts of bodily autonomy, labor, family law and gender justice in assessing how surrogacy is treated in law, policy, and culture. While visiting at Columbia Law School, Dr. Peled met with Law Faculty and Staff to discuss her research, and develop her work further, in exploring legal, cultural and social issues regarding Artificial Reproductive Technologies (ART).
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Lisa Kelly was the 2014-2016 Center for Reproductive Rights Fellow at Columbia Law School. She is in the final stages of completing her S.J.D. (Doctorate of Law) at Harvard Law School. Her doctorate dissertation Governing the Child: Parental Authority, State Power and the School in North America - analyzes legal struggles from the mid-nineteenth century to present over race, corporate punishment and the disciplinary reach of school authorities. Lisa has published in the areas of family law and reproductive justice, including a forthcoming chapter "Reckoning with Narratives of Innocent Suffering in Transnational Abortion Litigation," in Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective: Cases and Controversies.
Rana Jaleel was the 2013-2015 Center for Reproductive Rights Fellow at Columbia Law School. Rana received her Ph.D. from New York University, where she was a Henry M. MacCracken Fellow in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis' Program in American Studies. Her research to date has examined how feminist theorizations of violence against women interfaced with legal doctrine in the 1990s to establish war rape and sexual violence as violations of human rights and international humanitarian and criminal law. Rana's broader research interests include property, criminal, and anti-discrimination law, as well as legal theory. Rana earned her JD from Yale Law School, where she served as an Editor for the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism and was a Connecticut Bar Foundation Fellow. While in law school, Rana was also a Teaching Fellow and a Research Fellow for the Larry Kramer Initiative for Lesbian and Gay Studies, then housed in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Yale. Additionally, Rana holds BAs in Women's Studies and English Literature and an MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Maya Manian was a visiting scholar at the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law for the 2014-2015 school year. She is Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco of Law. Her research focuses on access to reproductive healthcare and explores the relationship between reproductive rights and gender equality. She publishes and presents regularly on abortion rights and related constitutional issues. Her publications include "Lessons from Personhood's Defeat: Abortion Restrictions Side Effects on Women's Health" (Ohio State Law Journal, 2013); "Functional Parenting and Dysfunctional Abortion Policy: Reforming Parental Involvement Legislation" (Family Court Review, 2012) and "The Irrational Woman: Informed Consent and Abortion Decision-Making" (Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy, 2009).
Diane Richardson was a sabbatical visiting professor at the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law for Spring 2015. She is Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellow and Professor of Sociology at Newcastle University, UK whose interdisciplinary research focuses on sexuality, gender, citizenship and social justice. Her latest book is Sexuality, Equality and Diversity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). She also recently co-edited Intersections Between Feminist and Queer Theory (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and Contesting Recognition: Culture, Identity and Citizenship (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). She received a PhD in Sociology and a BA in Psychology from the University of Cambridge, and has a Masters degree from the University of Nottingham.