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Laura Nader

Laura Nader is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, and has held visiting professorships at the Yale University Law School and Wellesley College. Her fieldwork as an anthropologist has been centered in Oaxaca, Mexico. Professor Nader's list of over 100 scholarly contributions to the scientific literature of anthropology and law includes the following books: Talea and Juquila: A Comparison of Zapotec Social Organization, Law in Culture and Society (editor and contributor), Cultural Illness and Health: Essays in Human Adaptation (coeditor and contributor), All Our Children (with Kenneth Keniston and others), The Disputing Process: Law in Ten Societies (co-editor and contributor), No Access to Law: Alternatives to the American Judicial System (editor and contributor). Honors accorded her work include the Morgan Spanish Prize from Wells College, the Wells College Alumnae Award, and the Radcliffe College Alumnae Award.

Professor Nader is a member of the American Anthropological Association, the Society of Women Geographers, the Law and Society Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. her professional activities include service on committees of the American Anthropological Association, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Social Science Research Council, and the National Science Foundation.

Professor Nader has been a trustee of the Law and Society Association and is a trustee of the Center for the Study of Responsive Law. She has been a member of the Carnegie Council on Children and the California Council for the Humanities. She is a continuing member of the editorial committee for Law and Society Review.