Prejudice, Stigma, Discrimination
Several Law School professors were among the scholars of policy and law that gathered at the University of Chicago Center in Delhi for three days in December to explore the roles of stigma and disgust in discrimination. Presenters at the conference, “Prejudice, Stigma, Discrimination: Combatting Exclusions through Policy and Law,” examined exclusions related to race, caste, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, and religion in both India and the United States and explored legal and social remedies.
Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law, was one of the co-organizers of the conference along with Professor Emerita Zoya Hasan of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi and Vidhu Verma, Professor in the Centre for Political Studies at JNU. Nussbaum delivered an introductory talk and discussed age discrimination. Other Law School participants and contributors included Saul Levmore, whose paper on age discrimination was delivered by Lecturer Dorothy Shapiro, a Bigelow Teaching Fellow; Justin Driver, the Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law, who discussed race in the United States; Aziz Huq, the Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law, who discussed the Muslim community; Laura Weinrib, Assistant Professor of Law and the Herbert and Marjorie Fried Teaching Scholar, who discussed class; and Richard McAdams, the Bernard D. Meltzer Professor of Law, who discussed theories of discrimination. Emily Dupree, ’18, who is also a third-year PhD student in Philosophy, discussed women.
Also present at the conference: John Mark Hansen, Faculty Director of the University of Chicago Center in Delhi and the Charles L. Hutchinson Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Political Science and the College; Dipesh Chakrabarty, the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College; Ashwini Deshpande, Professor of Economics at the Delhi School of Economics; Emilio Comay del Junco, a third-year University of Chicago graduate student in the joint program in Philosophy and Social Thought; Jeff Redding, Associate Professor at St. Louis University Law School; Vasujith Ram, fifth-year law student at West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences; Nandini Ghosh, Assistant Professor at the Institute for Development Studies Kolkata; Anita Ghai, Professor in the School of Human Studies, Ambedkar University in Delhi; Tarunabh Khaitan, Associate Professor in the Law Faculty of Oxford University and the Hackney Fellow in Law at Wadham College.