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Alexandra Havrylyshyn

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Year: 4th Year Grad Student - JSP

Email: ahavry@berkeley.edu

Education:

Ph.D., JSP, Berkeley (in progress; passed field exam in Atlantic Legal History, May 2014)
M.A., History, McGill University (Dean's Honour List), 2011
B.A., History and Political Science, McGill University (First Class Joint Honours), 2008

Concentrations:

Law & History
French Atlantic
Slavery and Civil Status
History of Human Rights
Transitional Justice
State-Organized Crime

Awards:

Berkeley Empirical Legal Studies (BELS) Fellowship (2014-2015)
Inaugural Austin Sarat Award from the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities (ASLCH) for best graduate student paper, " 'We Contest Her Status for Her': Resisting the Legality of Slavery in the French Atlantic (1740)," (2013)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship (2012-2015)
Hildebrand Research Fellowship (Summer 2012)
Selznick Doctoral Fellowship (2011-2012)
Dean's Honour List for Master's thesis, "Troublesome Trials in New France: The Itinerary of an Ancien Régime Legal Practitioner, 1740-1743" (2011)
Center for German and European Studies Scholarship (Summer 2009)

Academic Experiences:

TEACHING
Invited Participant, Jordan Saunders Interdisciplinary Summer Workshop for University Instructors in Constitutional History, Stanford Law School (July 2014)
Graduate Student Instructor, "The History and Practice of Human Rights," UC Berkeley (Fall 2012; Fall 2013)
Teaching Assistant, "History of Central and Eastern Europe after 1944," McGill University (Fall 2010)

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
"Slaves to our Sovereign?" (ASLCH, March 2014)
" 'We Contest Her Status for Her': Resisting the Legality of Slavery in the French Atlantic (1740)" (ASLCH, March 2013)
"Troublesome Trials in New France: The Itinerary of an Ancien Régime Legal Practitioner, 1740-1743" (Canadian Law and Society Association, May 2012)

Employment Experiences:

International Research Assistant, German Bundestag (Berlin), 2010
Intern, Academic and Research Relations, Canadian Embassy (Washington, D.C.), 2009
Grant-Writer and Researcher for the YWCA (Montréal, Canada), 2007

Biography:

Languages: English, French, German, Ukrainian