Conference Keynote Speaker
Susan F. Hirsch, a cultural anthropologist, is a professor in the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University who has written widely on law, conflict, and gender. She is the author of In the Moment of Greatest Calamity: Terrorism, Grief, and a Victim’s Quest for Justice (Princeton), Pronouncing and Persevering: Gender and the Discourses of Disputing in an African Islamic Court (Chicago), and Contested States: Law, Hegemony, and Resistance (Routledge), among other publications. Her most recent book (co-authored with E. Franklin Dukes) is Mountaintop Mining in Appalachia: Understanding Stakeholders and Change in Environmental Conflict (Ohio), which is the first book in the book series titled Conflict, Justice, and Social Change (co-edited by Hirsch and Paczynska). Beginning in 2010, she served as the Principal Investigator of “Linking Theory to Practice,” a three year research project on experiential learning funded by the U.S. Department of Education. She is a past president of the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology and a former trustee of the Law and Society Association.