Apr 25 2017

Introducing the OSI 2017 Faculty: Leti Volpp

Posted at 6:00 pm under archived,Convener '17

We are very happy to announce that Leti Volpp will return to this year’s OSI as the second convenor of Workshop 2 “Claiming the Past, Belonging for the Future.” She is the Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law at Berkeley Law, where her research focuses on questions of immigration and citizenship. She has served as a Visiting Professor affiliated with the Amerika-Institut of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, and as past Faculty for the Osnabrück Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of Law. Her honors include two Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowships, a MacArthur Foundation Individual Research and Writing Grant, and the Association of American Law Schools Minority Section Derrick A. Bell, Jr., Award. She is a member of the International Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity.

Her most recent publications include “Feminist, Sexual, and Queer Citizenship,” in The Oxford Handbook of Citizenship (Ayelet Shachar at al, eds., forthcoming 2017), “Immigrants Outside the Law: President Obama, Discretionary Executive Power and Regime Change,” in Critical Analysis of Law (2016), “The Indigenous As Alien” in the UC Irvine Law Review (2015), “Saving Muslim Women” in Public Books (2015), “Civility and the Undocumented Alien” in Civility, Legality, and Justice in America (Austin Sarat, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2014), “The Boston Bombers” in Fordham Law Review (2014), “Imaginings of Space in Immigration Law” in Law, Culture and the Humanities (2012), and “Framing Cultural Difference: Immigrant Women and Discourses of Tradition” in Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies (2011). She is also the editor of Legal Borderlands: Law and the Construction of American Borders (with Mary Dudziak) (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006). Her earlier work includes the much cited “The Citizen and the Terrorist” in UCLA Law Review (2002), and “Feminism versus Multiculturalism” in the Columbia Law Review (2001).

At Berkeley she is affiliated with the LGBTQ Cluster of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, the Center for Law and Society, the Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory, the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, and the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative. She has served as a Senior Fellow at the Townsend Center for the Humanities.

Her current research projects include examining the impact of the Trump administration’s immigration actions. She is looking forward to returning to OSI this summer.

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