Hila Shamir

Associate Professor of Law, Tel-Aviv University
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Hila Shamir is an associate professor of law at Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law. She teaches and researches in the fields of employment, labor, immigration, and welfare law with a focus on issues of human trafficking, gender equality, informal work, and welfare state privatization. Shamir has taught at UC Berkeley, Cornell Law School, and at the Harvard University Department of Government, and was a distinguished visiting scholar at the Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies at UC Berkeley (2014-2016). She is a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, of the EU Marie Curie Reintegration Grant, and of the Alon Scholarship for outstanding junior faculty. Prior to her graduate studies, Shamir served as a law clerk to Justice E. Mazza of the Israeli Supreme Court. Her publications include: "Unionizing Subcontracted Labor," 17 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 229 (2016); "A Labor Paradigm for Human Trafficking," 60 UCLA Law Review 76 (2012); "The State of Care: Rethinking the Distributive Effects of Familial Care Policies in Liberal Welfare States," 58 American Journal of Comparative Law 953 (2010); and "From the International to the Local in Feminist Legal Responses to Rape, Prostitution/Sex Work and Sex Trafficking: Four Studies in Contemporary Governance Feminism," 29 Harvard Journal of Law & Gender 335 (2006) (with Janet Halley, Prabha Kotiswaran & Chantal Thomas). Her book, Governance Feminism: An Introduction, co-authored with Janet Halley, Prabha Kotiswaran and Rachel Rebouche, is forthcoming (2017) at Minnesota University Press. Shamir holds an SJD and LL.M. from Harvard Law School and an LL.B. from Tel-Aviv University.