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