(PRESS RELEASE) The Law School Initiative at the Center for Reproductive rights is excited to announce the next Innovation in Scholarship Awardee, Professor Alice M. Miller. The Innovation in Scholarship Award recognizes a distinguished scholar whose research advances the academy’s understanding of health, women’s rights, human rights, constitutional law, and related fields. Award winners have made significant contributions to the intellectual basis of these fields through years of dedicated research as scholars and leaders within the academy, and their work displays an understanding of the human condition that is at the heart of human rights.In addition to receiving the honor, awardees will be invited to New York to share their work with Center staff and to participate in the intellectual life of the Center over a number of weeks. Awardees will also be given the opportunity to connect to other esteemed scholars from the U.S. and abroad via convenings that will seek to make vital connections and pursue pressing intellectual questions about law and reproductive health.Professor Ali Miller is currently a Robina Foundation Fellow at Yale Law School and teaching a new course focused on sexual rights as part of the development of international human rights law, and developing a course on global justice, health and gender. Professor Miller’s permanent position is as a Lecturer in Residence at UC Berkeley School of Law, where she is a Senior Fellow at the Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law and the faculty director for the WILD for Human Rights Initiative at the Institute. She is an expert on women’s rights, sexual and reproductive rights, health as a human right, and the interplay of domestic and international law in the elucidation of new legal norms. Professor Miller’s articles include Sexual but Not Reproductive: Exploring the Junction and Disjunction of Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Gay Enough: Some Tensions in Seeking the Grant of Asylum and Protecting Global Sexual Diversity and Sexuality, Violence against Women, and Human Rights: Women Make Demands and Ladies Get Protection.Previously, Professor Miller served as Assistant and Associate Clinical Professor of Population and Family Health &, International and Public Affairs at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. At Columbia, she was on the Board of the Center for the Study of Human Rights and went on to serve as the Co-Director of that esteemed Center. Professor Miller also served as the Co-Director of the Human Rights Concentration at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). She has been a visiting professor at the Sexuality and Rights Institute, Pune/Khandala, India and Istanbul, Turkey, 2002-2009, and was also a visiting professor at the University of Amsterdam, International School, The Netherlands for their Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture, and Society, July 2001- 2008.Professor Miller has also undertaken many important projects and consultancies with international and national NGOs and UN Agencies, serving as an expert on human rights norm development in the areas of health, reproduction and sexuality for the WHO, IPPF and the International Council on Human Rights Policy. Professor Miller also sits on Advisory Boards for Human Rights Watch and the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, and serves as a manuscript reviewer for a number of peer reviewed journals, including American Journal of Public Health, Health and Human Rights: An International Quarterly Journal and Reproductive Health Matters.
The Center is thrilled to welcome Professor Ali Miller as the Innovation in Scholarship Awardee, and we greatly look forward to working with her over the coming months.