Julien Mezey Dissertation Award Winners


2016

BAŞAK ERTÜR (co-winner)
"Spectacles and Spectres: Political Trials, Performativity and Scenes of Sovereignty"
Ph.D., Birkbeck School of Law, University of London
Lecturer, Birkbeck School of Law, University of London

ANNA LVOVSKY (co-winner)
"Queer Expertise: Urban Policing and the Construction of Public Knowledge about Homosexuality, 1920-1970"
Ph.D., History of American Civilization, Harvard University
Academic Fellow, Columbia Law School
 

2015

AUDREY GOLDEN  (co-winner)
"Restorative Justice and the Global Imagination" 
Ph.D, English, University of Virginia

SARAH HIGINBOTHAM (co-winner) 
"The Violence of the Law: Aesthetics of Justice in Early Modern England" 
Ph.D, English, Georgia State University


2014

STACY DOUGLAS
"Curating community: Museums, Constitutionalism, and the Taming of the Political" 
Ph.D. Law, Kent Law School, University of Kent
Assistant Professor, Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University


2013

SCOTT ENDERLE
“Novel Properties: Communication, Copyright, and the British Novel, 1710-1774”
Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania
Visiting Assistant Professor, English, Skidmore College

Honourable Mention:

HESTER BETLEM
"Law, Life, and the Goddess in Rural South India" 
Ph.D., Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University
Lecturer, History and Liberal Studies, Western Washington University


2012

JOSEPH FISCHEL
“Sex and Harm in the Age of Consent"
Ph.D., Political Science, University of Chicago
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pembroke Center, Brown University


2011

ZEB TORTORICI
“Contra Natura: Sin, Crime, and ‘Unnatural’ Sexuality in Colonial Mexico, 1530-1821”
Ph.D., History, UCLA
Visiting Professor, History, Tulane University


2010

REBECCA RIX
“Gender and Reconstitution: The Family and Individual Basis of Democracy Contested, 1870-1932”
Ph.D., History, Yale University
Assistant Professor, History, Princeton University


2009

CHRISTINE HONG
“Legal Fictions: Human Rights Cultural Production and the Pax Americana in the Pacific Rim”
Ph.D., English, University of California – Berkeley
Assistant Professor, Literature, University of California – Santa Cruz


2008

BRENNA BHANDAR
“Re-covering the Limits of Recognition: The Politics of Difference and Decolonisation in John Borrows’ Recovering Canada: The Resurgence of Indigenous Law”
Ph.D., Birkbeck School of Law, University of London
Lecturer, University of Kent Law School

Honorable Mention:

ORNA ALYAGON DARR
“The Dilemma of the Serious-but-hard-to-prove Crime of Witchcraft in Early Modern England (1542-1736)” 
Ph.D., Law, Haifa University
Faculty of Law, University of Haifa


2007

GABRIELLA COLEMAN
“The Social Construction of Freedom in Free and Open Source Software: Hackers, Ethics, and the Liberal Tradition”
Ph.D., Socio-cultural Anthropology, University of Chicago
Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University


2006

SAGIT MOR
“Imagining the Law: The Construction of Disability in the Domains of Rights and Welfare - The Case of Israeli Disability Policy”
JSD, New York University School Law
Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Haifa