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Genevieve Renard Painter


Year: Doctorate in JSP


B.C.L., LL.B. (distinction), McGill University
Member of the Quebec Bar
London School of Economics and Political Science (visiting student)
B.A. (Hons), International Relations, Wellesley College


Constitutional law, Critical Indigenous studies, Legal history, Anthropology, Feminist theory, Human rights, International law


Fonds de recherche du Quebec - Societe et culture, Post-doctoral fellowship (2016-2018)
Woodrow Wilson Women's Studies Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (2014)
Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship (2012-2013)
Berkeley Empirical Legal Studies Graduate Fellowship (2012-2013)
Teaching Effectiveness Award & Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, Legal Studies Department, UC Berkeley
Steven Poe Best Graduate Student Paper Award, International Studies Association (2011)
Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section Paper Award, International Studies Association (2011)
Audre Rapaport Prize for Scholarship in Gender and Human Rights (2011)
Selznick Fellowship, UC Berkeley (2009-2011)
J.W.F. Peacock Award (2009)

Academic Experiences:

- Instructor: R1B, Undergraduate research seminar, “Critical Perspectives on Human Rights” (2013)
- Teaching Assistant: Sociology of Law, Feminist Jurisprudence, and Law and Development

- Critical Perspectives on Human Rights Working Group, co-coordinator (2012-2013)
- Student Liaison to Faculty Appointments Committee, Berkeley Law, co-coordinator (2011-2012)

- “A Letter from the Haudenosaunee Confederacy to King George V: Writing and Reading Jurisdictions in International Legal History” London Review of International Law (peer-reviewed) (in press)
- “Feminist Legal Theory” chapter, International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition (2015)
- "A Figure in the Law and the Archive: Samera Esmeir and the Making of Juridical Humanity" (2015) Qui Parle 22(1) 235-247
- “Thinking Past Rights: Towards Feminist Theories of Reparations” (2012) Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice 30: 1-38 (peer-reviewed)
- "Linking Women's Human Rights and the MDGs: An Agenda for 2005 from the UK Gender and Development Network" (2005) Gender and Development, 13:1 79

Employment Experiences:

Executive Director, Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, McGill University
Student attorney, Dionne Gertler Schulze, Montreal
Member, Coalition on Women's Human Rights in Conflict Situations
Advocate, Trust Fund for Victims, International Criminal Court
Advocate, Human Rights Watch, Brussels and New York
Advocacy and Policy Manager, WOMANKIND Worldwide, London
Consultant, Gender and Development Network (UK)