Rana M. Jaleel

Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Faculty Advisor, Sexuality Studies

Office: 1217 Hart Hall

Email: rmjaleel@ucdavis.edu

Phone: (718) 314-0564 

EDUCATION 

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, Ph.D., American Studies, September 2013

  • DISSERTATION: Raping in the Name of EXAMS: 1) Property, Labor, Contract 2) Rights and Governance 
  • COMMITTEE: Professor Lisa Duggan, NYU; Professor Ann Pellegrini, NYU; Professor Andrew Ross, NYU; Professor Crystal Parikh, NYU; Professor Katherine Franke, Columbia Law School 
  • HONORS: University of Michigan National Center for Institutional Diversity Exemplary Scholar, 2013 Alternate, The Clayman Institute for Gender Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University, 2012-2013 Henry M. MacCracken Fellow, 2005-2010, 2012 Visiting Fellow, Centre for Gender Excellence, Linköping University, Sweden, 2010 
  • ACTIVITIES: Co-Founder, Coalition for Fair Labor at NYU (2007-2013) Representative, the House of Delegates, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Student Government, New York University, 2008-2010 Graduate Student Committee, American Studies Program, New York University, 2005-2007 

YALE LAW SCHOOL, J.D., May 2004 

  • HONORS: Connecticut Bar Fellow Streicker Fund Grant Recipient for International Travel and Research, 2004 Summer Public Interest Fellowship, 2002 
  • ACTIVITIES: Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, Editor Rebellious Lawyering Conference, Co-Director Women and Youth Supporting Each Other (WYSE), Co-Director Mentor, Pro-Bono Network, Yale Law School, 2003-2004 

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, ANN ARBOR, M.F.A., honors, Creative Writing, May 1999

  • HONORS: Rackham Merit Fellowship, 1997-1999 Hopwood Major Award for Fiction/Novel, 1999 Hopwood Major Award for Poetry, 1998 International Travel Grant Recipient, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1998 
  • ACTIVITIES: Mark Webster Reading Series, Co-Director, 1999 

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, ANN ARBOR, B.A., honors, English Literature & Women’s Studies, May 1996 

  • THESIS: The Law and the Female Combatant (in Women’s Studies) 
  • THESIS: The Pleasure of the Wound (in English/Creative Writing) 
  • HONORS: Virginia McGuigen Best Essay in Women’s Studies, 1996 Hopwood Minor Award in Poetry, 1996 Arthur Miller Scholarship for Excellence in Writing, 1995 

SELECTED ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

 

BOOK PROJECT 

  • RAPING IN THE NAME OF. Beginning with ethnic wars of the 1990s and continuing through the War on Terror, my book examines how the transnational production of feminist legal and cultural knowledge about rape and sexual abuse generates new conceptualizations of race, collective violence, and justice that further global capitalism. 

REFEREED ARTICLES 

  • Weapons of Sex, Weapons of War: Feminisms, Ethnic Conflict and the Rise of Rape and Sexual Violence in Public International Law During the 1990s, 27 CULTURAL STUDIES 115 (2013) (peer reviewed); reprinted in CULTURAL STUDIES OF LAW (Sara Knox & Cristyn Davies, eds., Routledge, 2014) 
  • A Queer Home on the Commons?: Occupying Space, Occupying Rights. SOCIAL TEXT: PERISCOPE (2012), Special issue: Is This What Democracy Looks Like?—The Impact of Occupy Wall Street One Year Later. (Guest editors A.J. Bauer, Cristina Beltrán, Rana Jaleel and Andrew Ross). Available at http://socialtextjournal.org/periscope_topic/what_democracy_looks_like/ (peer reviewed) 
  • Into the Storm: Occupy Sandy and the New Sociality of Debt. SOCIAL TEXT: PERISCOPE (2012), Special issue: “Is This What Democracy Looks Like?—The Impact of Occupy Wall Street One Year Later.” (Guest editors A.J. Bauer, Cristina Beltrán, Rana Jaleel and Andrew Ross). Available at http://socialtextjournal.org/periscope_topic/what_democracy_looks_like/ (peer reviewed) 

LAW REVIEW ARTICLES 

  • The Wages of Human Trafficking, (forthcoming, BROOKLYN LAW REVIEW, March 2016) This article assesses how and why we maintain a distinction between work under conditions that meet the legal definition of human trafficking and other exploitative work—a division whose significance is compounded by the Obama Administration’s legally questionable designation of all human trafficking as “modern slavery.” 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  • OCCUPYING WALL STREET: THE INSIDE STORY OF AN ACTION THAT CHANGED AMERICA, as a member of Writers for the 99% (2011) 
  • Poetry, “Mansion,” Mississippi Review (MR Prize Edition, 1998)