Janet Halley will present a talk about sexual misconduct policy on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in Stern 103. The lecture is sponsored by the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men and the Office of Student Affairs.
Halley’s insight “may provide perspective into what we should be mindful of as we look at our own Interim Sexual Misconduct Policy, helping us appreciate what our policy gets right as well as drawing out where we can in improve, says Jodi Dean, director of the Fisher Center and professor of political science.
Halley holds a Ph.D. in English literature from UCLA and a J.D. from Yale Law School. She has taught at Tel Aviv Buckmann School of Law and in the Law Department of the American University in Cairo. She is the author of “Split Decisions: How and Why to Take a Break from Feminism” and “Don’t: A Reader’s Guide to the Military’s Anti-Gay Policy.” With Wendy Brown, she coedited “Left Legalism/Left Critique” and with Andrew Parker she coedited “After Sex? New Writing Since Queer Theory.” Her current book projects are “The Family/Market Distinction: A Genealogy” and “Critique and Rape in Armed Conflict: Assessing the Feminist Vision and its Law.”
In addition, Halley serves as co-director of the Trafficking Roundtable and of the Up Against Family Law Exceptionalism Conference, an international collaboration dedicated to studying the role of the family and family law in colonization, decolonization and contemporary globalization. She was recently awarded the Career Achievement Award for Law and the Humanities by the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities.