Kate Redburn

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Kate Redburn holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and is a PhD candidate in the Department of History and program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. They work at the intersection of legal history, gender & sexuality, and political economy. Their dissertation traces the interplay between the gay rights movement and the conservative Christian legal movement in the late 20th and 21st century U.S as a lens on the changing meaning of personal freedom in the marketplace and at work. They have also written about local government law for the Yale Law Journal, and on the origins of the transgender legal movement.

In 2020-2021 they are serving as a law clerk to the Hon. Guido Calabresi on the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

At Yale, they have been an active part of the Law & Political Economy community, and served as the first Managing Editor of the LPE Project’s Law & Political Economy Blog. You can also find their public writing in CityLab, Salon, Dissent, Jacobin, The New Inquiry, and the forthcoming Lux Magazine.Prior to starting graduate school, they worked as a community organizer in New York, and as a photographer and oral historian in Argentina thanks to a Fulbright Research Grant.

For current working papers, you can visit their SSRN page.