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DR. Daphna Hacker

Daphna Hacker is a senior lecturer at the Tel Aviv University Law Faculty and Women and Gender Studies Program. Her work focuses on the the intersection of law, family and gender. She is the author of two books, Family Issues through the Lens of the Law and Parenthood in the Law – behind the Scene of Custody and Visitation upon Divorce, as well as numerous articles in leading legal and socio-legal journals on child custody, inheritance and interreligious marriages. Dr. Hacker received her LL.B. from the Hebrew University and her LL.M. from American University Washington College of Law, graduating summa cum laude, and holds a Ph.D., summa cum laude, from the Sociology and Anthropology Department at Tel Aviv University. Dr. Hacker teaches Family Law, Families and Globalization, Feminist Jurisprudence, and Qualitative Methods, and has been a visiting professor at Cornell and Hong Kong University. She has received numerous grants and prizes, including a research grant from the Israel Science Foundation (2009-2011) and a nomination to the Israeli Academy of Science Young Scholars in Humanities and Social Science Forum (2010). She is also a board member of the Dafna Israeli Fund, previously served on the Governmental Committee on Aspects of Parental Responsibility upon Divorce and was a founding member of Itach-Maaki Women Lawyers for Social Justice. For her public service on behalf of women, she has recently been given the Katan Award for the Advancement of Gender Justice through Voluntary Work.

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