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Professor Samera Esmeir is a former lawyer and now an Associate Professor in the Department of Rhetoric at the University of California at Berkeley. She is the author of "Juridical Humanity: A Colonial History" (Stanford University Press, 2012), which offers an historical and theoretical study of how colonial juridical powers have reconfigured the concept of the human during the late-modern colonial era by bonding the human to the law. She is currently researching a second book that examines the encounter between revolutions and different legal traditions (including International law) since the eighteenth century.
Sponsored by the Rutherford Middle East Initiative and the Department of Comparative Literature.