Prabha Kotiswaran: “An Ode to Altruism: How Indian Courts Value Unpaid Domestic Work”

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This is the second lecture in our Fall 2020 Colloquium, “Inequality, Labor, and Human Rights: The Future of Work in the Age of Pandemic.” It is part of a new inter-disciplinary and cross-campus Pop-Up Institute, “Beyond the Future of Work: New Paradigms for Addressing Global Inequality,” supported by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Prabha Kotiswaran is Professor of Law & Social Justice at King’s College London. Her main areas of research include criminal law, transnational criminal law, sociology of law, postcolonial theory, and feminist legal theory. She is author of Dangerous Sex, Invisible Labor: Sex Work and the Law in India (Princeton University Press, 2011), which won the 2012 SLSA-Hart Prize for Early Career Academics, and co-author of Governance Feminism: An Introduction and Governance Feminism: Notes from the Field (with Janet Halley, Rachel Rebouché, and Hila Shamir) (University of Minnesota Press, 2019). She is a principal investigator of a five-year European Research Council Consolidator Grant on the Laws of Social Reproduction. Kotiswaran holds an LLM and a doctorate from Harvard Law School and an undergraduate law degree from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India.

Erik Encarnacion is Assistant Professor of Law at UT Austin. His research focuses on the moral foundations of private law, especially contract law, tort law, and more recently, the private law aspects of antidiscrimination law. His work appears in law reviews and peer-reviewed journals.  Encarnacion completed a PhD in philosophy from the University of Southern California.

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The Office of the Vice President for Research; The South Asia Institute

Event series: Inequality, Labor, and Human Rights: The Future of Work in the Age of Pandemic