Welcome to the Fall 2021 edition of The Baldy Center Magazine. As we begin the third academic year impacted by the pandemic, we in The Baldy Center are witnessing extraordinary resilience from the scholars linked to our center, who continue to advance their research focusing on critical problems in law and society.
In this issue, we feature the work of Gwynn Thomas, who focuses on national and global women’s rights movements. We highlight Amy Semet’s work at the intersection of law and innovation, with her empirical research on gender and racial bias in patent law.
We present three photographic retrospectives to mark the first decade anniversary of legacy conferences. Hosted in 2011, each conference focused on diverse issues that remain relevant today.
The magazine contains two insight articles to provide brief summaries of new research supported in part by The Baldy Center. Ariel Nereson’s work focuses on the impact of law on cultural production, and Tanya Shilina-Conte confronts censorship in modern filmmaking. The third insight article profiles two ABD/PhD candidates at the University at Buffalo.
We invite you to learn more about research at the intersection of law, legal institutions, and social policy in our virtual magazine.