AUWCL alumna Daphna Hacker
Daphna Hacker LL.M.'96

AUWCL Alumna Daphna Hacker Wins the 2018 Law and Society Association Award

June 7, 2018

Daphna Hacker LL.M. ’96 won the Herbert Jacob Book Prize for her book Legalized Families in the Era of Bordered Globalization, that was named as the best book in law and society scholarship published in 2017.  The prize was presented to Hacker on June 7 at the 2018 Law and Society Association Awards ceremony in Toronto, Canada.

In Legalized Families in the Era of Bordered Globalization, published by Cambridge University Press, Hacker analyzes the intersection of borders and globalization in relation to law and families, developing the concept of “bordered globalization.” She uses the socio-legal studies approach to analyze the relationship between borders and globalization. Through the lens of “bordered globalization,” she examines a wide range of family law issues such as spousal citizenship, familial violence, and elder care. Hacker confronts the multi-dimensional way in which globalization shapes familial relations and experiences. She argues that globalization cannot be fully understood without moving beyond the impact on individuals to consider the family unit, particularly since families are not equally situated with respect to their, or their country’s, place in the global hierarchy of inequalities.

Hacker graduated with an LL.M. at American University Washington College of Law in 1996. She is an associate professor at the Tel Aviv University Law Faculty and Women and Gender Studies Program. She researches and teaches with a focus on the intersection of law, families, and gender. Her socio-legal studies provide empirical as well as normative insights in relation to singlehood and gender, post-divorce parental arrangements, inheritance conflicts, elder care, and transnational families.