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Congratulations to PhD student Ethan Busby, who will be joining Clemson University in August 2018 as a tenure-track assistant professor

February 15, 2018

Dr. Jaime Dominguez: "Save the Dream, Don’t End it"

February 8, 2018 – from Latino Policy Forum
"Regardless of which way the negotiations unfold, one thing is very clear. Dreamers should not be held as a bargaining chip in order to appease the hardliners who prefer to support anti-immigrant policies."

Congratulations to Mona Oraby (Ph.D. Northwestern University '17) on becoming Assistant Professor at Amherst College Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought Department.

January 31, 2018

The Amherst College Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought Department welcomes Mona Oraby as our new full time tenure track Assistant Professor. Mona Oraby is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought at Amherst College. She also serves as Managing Editor of The Immanent Frame, the Social Science Research Council's interdisciplinary forum dedicated to questions of religion, secularism, and the public sphere. Her research and teaching are in the areas of comparative law and religion, law and society, as well as global and postcolonial legal regimes. Before joining Amherst, she was the Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Law, Society, and Culture at Indiana University Maurer School of Law. She received her PhD in Political Science from Northwestern University.

Mona's current book project is Administering Religious Difference: Secularism, Minorities, and the Rule of Law. Using modern Egypt as a case study and other comparative cases in the region and elsewhere, the book examines administrative conflicts that arise from dual constitutional commitments to religious establishment and legal equality. This study departs from existing scholarship that focuses on the situation of particular minorities by instead analyzing the legal processes through which minority and majority populations are constituted over time.

Congratulations to Professor Mary Dietz on receiving a Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Humanities Without Walls Grant

January 31, 2018 – from Northwestern Now
Dietz’s project, “Arendt on Earth: From the Archimedean Point to the Anthropocene,” was co-authored and originally conceived by political science doctoral student Alexandra Neame, who will serve as program coordinator. Doctoral students Gina Giliberti (political science) and Harrison King (religious studies) will partner on the project as researchers and graduate lab practicum leaders.
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