State Natalist Policies, Reproductive Rights, and the Reproduction of Gender

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Barbara Stark received a B.A. from Cornell, cum laude, a J.D. from NYU, and an LL.M. from Columbia. She has published dozens of chapters and articles in the California and UCLA law reviews and the Yale, Stanford, Virginia, Vanderbilt and Michigan journals of international law, among others. Since joining the Hofstra faculty in 2005, she has published the following books: International Family Law: An Introduction(2005); Global Issues in Family Law (with Ann Estin, 2007); Family Law in the World Community (with Marianne Blair et al., 2nd & 3rd editions, 2009 & 2015);International Law and Its Discontents: Confronting Crisis (Barbara Stark ed. 2015, Cambridge); and Family Law in New York (with Joanna Grossman, eds. 2016.) Two books, Human Rights and Children (Barbara Stark ed., forthcoming 2016), and The Ashgate Research Guide to International Family Law (with Jacqueline Heaton, eds., forthcoming 2017) are currently in progress.

Professor Stark has made invited presentations at law schools and professional meetings throughout the world. In April 2004, she gave the Blaine Sloan Lecture in International Law at Pace University School of Law. In 2003-2004 she was a Distinguished Visiting Professor of International Law at New England School of Law in Boston; the John T. Copenhaver Chair at the University of West Virginia for the fall semester of 2008; a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School during the 2009 fall semester, and an adjunct professor at Columbia in 2013. In 2009 and again in 2015, she was appointed a John DeWitt Gregory Research Scholar, and she has been selected to deliver the Hofstra Distinguished Faculty Lecture. She has served on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, and she has served on the executive committees of the AALS Sections of International Law and Family Law. She is a former Chair of the AALS Family Law Section and the Family Law Committee of the International Law Association.

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