Yofi Tirosh has been named a 2014-16 Senior Fellow at Hebrew University's Martin Buber Society of Fellows. Tirosh is an expert of antidiscrimination law, employment and labor law, food law, and feminist jurisprudence. Her scholarship is located at the intersection between law, body, gender, and language. Tirosh's work explores diverse topics such as discursive analysis of legal texts, affirmative action, and antidiscrimination theory. Recently, her work focuses on the many ways in which the body and physical appearance are regulated by law, in contexts such as employers’ appearance requirements, weight-based discrimination, privacy, and the legal treatment of physical differences between the sexes. Her article The Right to be Fat recently appeared at the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics. Her article (with Michael Birenhack) Naked in Front of the Machine: Does Body Scanning Violate Privacy? recently appeared at the Ohio Law Journal. Her essay 3 Comments on Paternalism in Anti-Obesity Policies is forthcoming in the Connecticut Law Review. The working title of her book manuscript (in progress) is Feminist Libertarianism.
Dr. Tirosh joined the Tel Aviv Faculty of Law in 2008. She completed her LL.M. and S.J.D. at the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a fellow at Michigan's Institute for the Humanities. Tirosh received her LL.B from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and before joining Israel's Bar, she clerked for Israel's Supreme Court. Prior to joining TAU, she serves as a Hauser Global Research Fellow at NYU Law School. In fall 2012 she was Visiting Professor at Georgetown University Law Center.
Alongside her research activities, Tirosh is a human rights activist and expert, who serves both on NGO boards and on governmental committees. She frequently interviews on national and international media, providing legal analysis in her fields of expertise. These days, Tirosh focuses on prompting Israeli policymakers to recognize the threat to women's equality by the rapidly-expanding sex-segregation in Israel's military, universities, and workplaces.