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Postdoctoral Fellow in Law and Society

Newcomb College Institute at Tulane University, Louisiana

jeudi 21 février 2013

Postdoctoral Fellow in Law and Society, Newcomb College Institute at Tulane University, Louisiana

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Application Deadline : April 1, 2013

Category : Law/ legal studies, Women’s/ gender studies

Employment Status : Full-time

The Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University seeks a postdoctoral fellow in law and society for the 2013-14 academic year whose research takes an intersectional approach to gender, reflecting how race, class, sexuality, ethnic, community and national identities shape law and, in turn, how law shapes those identifies. The fellow will work closely with one of the following five faculty on their research projects : Sally J. Kenney, a political scientist who studies women judges, judicial selection, and womens mass incarceration ; Colin Crawford, a legal academic who studies racialized identities in Brazil and the role of Brazilian judges in reforming the legal regime of domestic violence ; Melissa Harris-Perry, a political scientist who studies how deliberative democracy can address America’s great racial divide, exploring the intersectional question of how personal and political interracial understanding is gendered ; or historians Emily Clark and Judith Schaefer who explore the intersection of sex and race and identity formation in New Orleans.

The fellow will do his or her academic research, teach one course, and join the interdisciplinary law and society intellectual community at Tulane University. The fellow will receive regular mentoring and professional development support. The position offers a salary of $50,000, full benefits and library privileges, and library support. Applicants should send a cover letter explaining their research interests, identifying the faculty member they would work with, a c.v., and a list of three references to Laura Wolford, Assistant Director of the Newcomb College Institute, at Screening will begin April 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Tulane University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from persons who can contribute to our organizational diversity.