George Williamson Crawford Professor of Law, University of Connecticut
I am a Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut working in the fields of constitutional law, health law, comparative law, food law, and race, gender and the law. My research centers on foundational questions related to bodies, nourishment, and reproduction in domains where legal regulation is often unstable and the normative questions are contested. I have analyzed the regulation of bodily substances such as milk and placenta as raising key issues of social justice. I am also writing about French eating practices, arguing that food is used to reinforce Whiteness as the dominant racial identity in France.
The European Union is preparing to harmonise regulations governing the trade in human milk, which sounds like a good thing. But it wont be if it sidelines breastfeeding or makes informal human-to-human milk exchanges more...