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Dr. Renana Keydar

Renana Keydar

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Human Rights Under Pressure - Ethics, Law and Politics

Post Doctoral Fellow

Renana is a graduate student at Stanford University in California and will join the HR-UP program as a post-doc fellow upon completing her dissertation this summer. Her dissertation project examines the changing notions of post-atrocity justice from 1945 on from the interdisciplinary perspective of Law and the Humanities. She is the recipient of the Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship and work actively to promote scholarly conversation across disciplines. In Renana holds an LLB (magna cum laude) and a BA (political sciences) from Tel Aviv University and worked for several years as an advocate in the Israeli General Attorney's Office, where she dealt with high-profile administrative and constitutional law cases. Six years ago she moved to the US to pursue a doctoral degree in the department of comparative 

literature at Stanford, where she combined my practical background as a legal scholar and practitioner with humanist framework and methodology.

Building on her experience in interdisciplinary research, Renana’s post-doctoral project will focus on the ethical challenges of Big Data in legal settings dealing with grave human rights violations, examined through the critical sensitivities of digital humanities and the law. She believes the HR-UP program will provide a stimulating setting for pursuing this kind of research, and hopes to be able to contribute from my practical and academic experience to the program's strong group of scholars.

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