Research Interests: comparative law and society; discrimination and inequality; women, work, and family; comparative constitutional law; civil litigation as enforcement mechanism for public law; social, political, and legal theory; law and literature.
Julie Chi-hye Suk is dean for master’s programs and professor of Sociology. She is a scholar of comparative law and society, with a focus on women in comparative constitutional law. She is most known for her recent work on renewed efforts to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, in light of the theory and practice of gender equality provisions in constitutions around the world. Her dozens of articles and book chapters address the potential and limits of antidiscrimination law as a tool for eradicating social inequality.
Representative publications include “Feminist Constitutionalism and the Entrenchment of Motherhood” (Studies in Law, Politics, and Society 2018); “An Equal Rights Amendment for the Twenty-First Century: Bringing Global Constitutionalism Home” (Yale Journal of Law & Feminism 2017); and “Are Gender Stereotypes Bad for Women? Rethinking Antidiscrimination Law and Work-Family Conflict” (Columbia Law Review 2010).
Prior to joining The Graduate Center, Dr. Suk was a law professor for 13 years at Cardozo Law School in New York, with visiting professorships at Harvard University, Columbia University, University of Chicago, and UCLA. She has lectured widely in the United States and Europe, and has been a visiting fellow at the European University Institute in Florence and LUISS-Guido Carli in Rome. In addition to master’s and doctoral degrees in politics from Oxford University, she holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and an A.B. in English and French Literature from Harvard University. She is excited to bring her interdisciplinary background and professional school experience to strengthen master’s education at The Graduate Center.