Aug. 29, 2018

A new LISD publication, "Gender, Law, and Security," features research undertaken by Princeton University students as part of the Project on Gender in the Global Community's (GGC) student fellows program. Through the 2017-18 academic year, GGC fellows pursued independent, academically rigorous research around a topic of their choosing. The papers in this volume represent a variety of disciplines and methodologies, and the range of work undertaken by students throughout the year—some in connection to course work, junior policy seminars and senior theses, others as stand-alone research papers, and still others as short framing essays intended to serve as starting points for larger long-term research projects. The volume is divided into three sections focusing on 1) conflict and sexual violence, 2) political and social empowerment, and 3) reproductive rights. The publication is the first volume in LISD's Student Research Series. 

The GGC Student Fellows Program was inaugurated during the 2017-18 academic year. Building on student interest in the GGC project and modeled on the successful student fellows program organized as part of LISD’s Project on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations (PORDIR), a dedicated cohort of 15 Princeton students—ranging from first year undergraduates to Ph.D. candidates—was selected through a competitive application process. Students met twice monthly throughout the academic year in sessions that combined discussions of readings and students’ ongoing research, with presentations by invited scholars and policy practitioners. Guest speakers at these meetings included Ai-jen Poo, Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance; Beatrice Duncan, Constitutional and Access to Justice Advisor for UN Women; Sharon Bassan, international surrogacy and human rights law scholar in residence at Princeton’s University Center for Human Values; Douglas Massey, the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University; Charu Lata Hogg, Project Director of the All Survivors Project; and Aziza Ahmed, Professor of Law at Northwestern University and visiting scholar focusing on global health policy with the Woodrow Wilson School’s Program in Law and Public Affairs.

Fellows in the 2017-18 cohort were: Reva Abrol, Jack Aiello, Maya Aronoff, Dina Chotrani, Isabel DoCampo, Cassandra Emmons, Anita Gupta, Melanie Ho, Kasia Kalinowska, Matthew Kritz, Rebekah Ninan, Caitlin Quinn, Sarah Sakha, Ana Cristina Alonso Soria, and Angela Wu. The student fellows program is co-directed by LISD's Beth English and Barbara Buckinx.