Laure Gillot-Assayag

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CSLS Visiting Scholar

Laure Gillot-Assayag is a Fulbright scholar and third-year PhD candidate at the Department of Law, Politics and Philosophy at EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales), Paris. Prior to her stay in Berkeley, she was a lecturer at Sciences Po’s Euro-American campus where she taught undergraduate courses in American history and law.   Laure’s dissertation work lies at the intersection of legal studies, political philosophy and history. Her research aims to provide an intellectual and legal history of compromise and its controversial role in constitutional schemes, including the U.S. Constitution. The purpose of her PhD is to analyze some major turning points during which compromise gradually became endowed with ambivalent normative meanings.  Laure holds an MA in law, philosophy and history from ENS (Ecole Normale Supérieure), Sciences Po and Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She obtained several research fellowships from Columbia University, NY, and Pembroke College, Cambridge, UK.   Before her PhD, she worked as a Parliamentary Assistant in the European Parliament, Brussels, and as a Legislative Fellow in the US Congress, Washington, DC.