Prof. Daphna Hacker is the recipient of the Herbert Jacob Book Prize!

The Jacob Book Prize is awarded by the Law and Society Association (LSA) to the best book in sociolegal studies

14 May 2018

TAU Law is delighted to announce that Prof. Daphna Hacker is the recipient of the LSA Jacob Book Prize, for “Legalized Families in the Era of Bordered Globalization” (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Established in 1996 as the LSA Book Award, and re-named in memory of Herbert Jacob, past President of the LSA, the Herbert Jacob Book Prize is an annual competition open to books from all fields and approaches to law and society scholarship. The prize is awarded to the best book in sociolegal studies, outside of legal history.

Prof. Daphna Hacker is an Associate Professor at TAU Law and Women and Gender Studies Program at Tel Aviv University. She researches and teaches with a focus on the intersection of law, families and gender.

Prof. Hacker’s pioneering book develops the concept of bordered globalization to analyze the intersection of borders and globalization in relation to law and families.

The book has been praised by the LSA as “an exemplary work of law and society scholarship. It is ambitious, original, and timely. The book’s ambition lies in the way the author engages the family in the context of a ‘bordered globalization’, ultimately giving meaning to studying families and relational rights through broader frames than just the national, by also giving attention to the material limits of the global. It is original in its approach to the unit of study: families in a globalized yet bordered context. The book is clearly and gracefully written, and an outstanding contribution to socio-legal studies.”

Congratulations to Prof. Hacker, we are immensely proud of her!

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