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Name:  Cynthia Grant Bowman  

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The author was a National Endowment for The Humanities Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago. She received Juris Doctorate from Northwestern University in 1982 and taught law and gender studies there before teaching at Cornell.

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Bowman received a B.A. with honors from Swarthmore College and Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. Before entering law school, she taught political science and spent a year at the University of Chicago as a National Endowment for the Humanities postdoctoral fellow in the history and philosophy of the social sciences. She received a J.D. with honors from Northwestern University School of Law in 1982, after which she clerked for Judge Richard D. Cudahy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and was an associate at Jenner & Block in Chicago for five years. She was a Professor of Law and of Gender Studies at Northwestern University. She oversaw an exchange relationship between Northwestern Law School and the University of Ghana for five years. Currently, she is the Dorothea S. Clarke Professor of Feminist Jurisprudence, at Cornell Law School.Bowman has published widely in diverse areas having to do with law and women, such as women in the legal profession, sexual harassment, and legal remedies for adult survivors of childhood sex abuse and is co-author of ''Feminist Jurisprudence: Taking Women Seriously''. Professor Bowman has extensive experience teaching, consulting, and doing research about women and law in Africa and is the co-author, with Akua Kuenyehia, of ''Women and Law in Sub-Saharan Africa''. She has also published and spoken widely about domestic and sexual violence in the African context.

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