About Our Guest:
Emmanuel is currently a Research Fellow at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies (UPenn). He came to the field of Jewish studies after a first career as an attorney-at-law in Europe, where he worked for top-level legal offices in Geneva, Switzerland. Among other topics, Emmanuel is especially interested in modern Jewish law. His intellectual toolbox is drawn mostly from legal philosophy, but it is enriched by concepts and frameworks from other disciplines in the humanities, especially the sociology of law. He is currently preparing a book-length manuscript with the working title “Tsni’ut, between Gender, Law and Ideology: The Modern Metamorphosis of an Age-Old Concept”.