Talia Shiff

Area(s) of Interest:  Law, Culture, Gender, Comparative Historical Sociology, Theory

Biography:

Talia Shiff is a JD-PhD candidate in Law and Sociology at Northwestern University. Her research examines the processes through which norms and institutions inform legal categories. Her dissertation focuses on questions of categorization and evaluation through an examination of the ways adjudicators translate applicant testimonies into cognizable narratives for asylum.

Publications:

2015, Talia Shiff (equal author) and Ann Orloff, The Critics of Feminism/s in Power: Rethinking Feminism after the Second Wave, Political Power and Social Theory, Vol. 30, 2016.

2015, Talia Shiff (equal author) and Ann Orloff, Feminists in Power: Rethinking Gender Equality After the Second Wave, Emerging Trends, edited by Robert Scott and Stephen Kosslyn, Wiley.

2012, Talia Shiff, Book Review of “Mongrels and Marvels: The Levantine Writing of Jacqueline Shohet” Israeli Sociology, [Hebrew], 15 (1): 220-222.

2010, Talia Shiff, “Between Minor and Major Identity: Jaqueline Kahanoff and the ‘Israelization’ of Levantinism” Theory and Criticism [Hebrew], 37: 125-149.

Awards and Fellowships:

2009-17 Law and Science Fellow in the JD-PhD Program, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, six years of full tuition and scholarship for JD-PhD Program

2017    Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, National Science Foundation ($11,718).

2017    Josephine De Karman Fellowship Trust ($22,000).

2017    Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy ($7,500).

2016    Robert F. Winch Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Assistant, Northwestern University

2015    The Maurice J. and Fay B. Karpf Peace Award, Northwestern University ($5,000).

2015    Buffett Institute Dissertation Research Travel Award, Northwestern University ($5,000)

2014    MacArthur Foundation Collaborative Summer Research Grant, Northwestern University ($1,500)

2014    Buffett Center Graduate Student Dissertation Award, Northwestern University ($2,500)

2011    Buffett Center’s Crown Family Middle East Research Travel Awards Program, Northwestern University ($2,500)

2011    MacArthur Foundation Collaborative Summer Research Grant, Northwestern University ($1,800)                       

2011    The Robert F. Winch Award 2010-2011 Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Honorable Mention, Northwestern University

2004-09 The Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students, Tel Aviv University, four years of full tuition and scholarship for undergraduate and graduate studies

2009    Jonathan Shapira Scholarship for M.A. Thesis, Tel Aviv University ($1,000)

2008    Dean of Social Sciences Scholarship for Distinctive Scholarly Achievements, Tel Aviv University

2008    Department of Sociology’s Scholarship for Scholarly Achievements, Tel Aviv University

2008    Provost’s Teaching Award: Best Teacher among Junior Teaching Staff, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tel-Aviv University