Mathilde Cohen

Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow
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Mathilde Cohen is a Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut and formerly a research fellow at the CNRS in France. She works in the fields of constitutional law, health law, comparative law, food law, and race, gender and the law. Her research centers on foundational questions related to bodies, nourishment, and reproduction in domains where legal regulation does not yet exist or has not yet crystallized into a regulatory regime and the normative questions are contested. She has analyzed the regulation of bodily substances such as milk and placenta as raising key issues of social justice. She is also writing about French eating practices, arguing that food is used to reinforce whiteness as the dominant racial identity in France. At Princeton, she will work on the right to express milk. Her project addresses the ambivalent status of expressing milk to feed children in North American and European political, legal, and parenting cultures.