Saturday, 7 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Liberty Ballroom Salon A, Philadelphia Marriott
Speakers reflect on the classroom as a site of increasingly fraught conversations about identity and propose strategies for responding.
Jeannie Suk Gersen is John H. Watson, Jr., Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. She teaches criminal law and family law, and her research focus is the law of sexual violence and sexual harassment. Before joining the Harvard faculty in 2006, she served as a law clerk to Justice David Souter on the United States Supreme Court and was a prosecutor at the Manhattan district attorney’s office. Her books include Postcolonial Paradoxes in French Caribbean Writing and At Home in the Law, which was awarded the Law and Society Association’s Herbert Jacob Prize for the best law and society book of the year. She has been a Guggenheim fellow, a fellow of the MacDowell Colony, and a recipient of Harvard Law School’s Sacks-Freund Award for Teaching Excellence. She is a contributing writer for NewYorker.com.