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Claudia Moatti specializes in the study of Roman History, Roman Administration, and Human Mobility. She has a joint appointment as Professor of the Practice of Classics and Law at USC and Professor in the Department of History at the Université of Paris 8. In 2011, she received a courtesy appointment at USC Gould School of Law.
Moatti has been a full professor at USC since 2004. From 2007-2011, she worked as both a Professor of the Practice in the department of Classics at USC and as a history Professor in Paris. In Fall 2010, Moatti was a guest lecturer in LAW 599: Law and Slavery from Ancient to Modern Times and also worked with Prof. Ariela Gross to introduce a new course titled, “Slavery and Law in Ancient and Modern times.” Previously, Moatti was an Assistant in Latin at the University of the Maine, a Lecturer at the Ecole Normale d’Instituteurs, of Auteuil, an Associate in Ancient History at the University of Paris 1, and a Professor in Roman History at the University of Paris 8.
Moatti is currently working on four books: Respublica Politique et cosmopolitique I, L’Empire romain en mouvement. Politique et cosmopolitique II, Libertas as a legal category in the Roman World, and an English translation of La Raison de Rome. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Social and Education History based in Barcelona, the Association Internationale d’Epigraphie Grecque et Latine, the British Epigraphy Society, and a member of the Sterring Committe of the Center of Law, History and Culture. Moatti also serves as the Director of the Mediterranean Center in the University of Paris 8. Moatti has traveled extensively and spoken at conferences in England, British Columbia, Portugal, France, and Italy. Moatti earned her PhD in History and her HDR in History at the University of Paris-Sorbonne.
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Abby Wood was quoted about the standard of acceptable behavior established by the Democratic Party. “I’m struck by where the Democrats drew this line. Suppose they had drawn it somewhere between the allegations against Rep. John Conyers and those against Sen. Franken,” Wood explained. “By requesting retirement from Conyers but continuing to work with Franken, the message would have been that women should simply learn to live with some level of sexual harassment and assault. Instead, they seem to have drawn a bold line: no unwanted touching of any kind is permissible, full stop.”
“Does Colorblind Conservative Constitutionalism Have A Grassroots History?” Law and Social Inquiry.
George Lefcoe attained SSRN's designation as being in the top 10% of Authors on SSRN by all-time downloads.
Edward Kleinbard (with Kimberly Clausing) wrote an op-ed, “Trump’s Economists Say a Corporate Tax Cut will Raise Wages by $4,000. It Doesn’t Add Up: The UK Cut Corporate Rates and Wages Still Dropped," posted to Vox - The Big Idea on October 20, 2017.