Shiri Regev-Messalem

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Shiri Regev-Messalem
Graduate Dissertation Fellow 2010-11, Law

Shiri Regev-MessalemĀ is a doctoral candidate at Stanford Law School and her main fields of research are gender, poverty and the welfare state. Her dissertation investigates how women welfare recipients justify welfare fraudulent behavior and explores how their justifications for this behavior reflect their relationship to the state and their view of citizenship. Ultimately, her dissertation shifts our understanding of these fraudulent acts that take place in the private sphere. It reveals that such acts can be viewed as a cry for inclusion and acts of citizenship and resistance, which are supported through a collective gendered ideology of care.