ANR    CNRS
ANR Programme 2009-2012
(ANR-08-GOUV-064)
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JUST-INDIA
A Joint Programme on Justice and Governance in India and South Asia
(Hosted by Centre for Himalayan Studies)

Karine Bates

BATES, Karine

mail:karine.bates(at)umontreal.ca >>>personal page

B.C.L., LL.B., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology Université de Montréal

Teaching and Research

  • Université de Montréal, 2007 & ff. :
  • McGill University – Department of Anthropology:
    • 2004 & 2006, Summer Instructor: “ANTH 222 – Legal Anthropology” (a course I created)
    • 2003, Summer Instructor: “ANTH 202 – Comparative Cultures”
  • 1997-2003, McGill University Department of Anthropology and McGill Institute for the Study of Canada: Teaching Assistant
  • 1997-2000, McGill University – Department of Anthropology Research Assistant for Professor D.W. Attwood; Research Assistant for Professor M. Lock, Social Studies of Medicine
  • 1996-2000, Centre for Society, Technology and Development (McGill University): Administrative Assistant and member of the research team (up to 2005);
  • 1994-1995, McGill University – Faculty of Law: Research Assistant for Professors William Tetley Q.C. & Pierre-Gabriel Jobin.

Academic Training

  • 2005-2006, Université de Montréal: Post-Doctoral fellow, Department of Anthropology
  • 1998-2005, McGill University, Ph.D. of Arts (Anthropology)
  • 1996-1998, McGill University, M.A. of Arts (Anthropology)
  • 1995-1996, University of Montreal, Minor in Anthropology
  • 1991-1995, McGill University, Bachelor of Civil Law, B.C.L. Bachelor of Common Law, LL.B.

Main Research Fundings

  • 2009-2012, Fonds Québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture: Research funding for the project Informal transmision of Legal Knowledge in India
  • 2008-2012, Center for International Studies and Research (CÉRIUM), Université de Montréal: Funder and Director of the Research Network on India and South Asia (PRIAS)
  • 2005-2006, Fonds Québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture: Post-Doctoral research fellowship
  • 2002-2005, McGill Graduate Studies Fellowship – Ph.D. fellowship
  • 1998-2002, Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council – Ph. D. fellowship
  • 2000-2001, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute – India Studies Fellowship – Field research grant

Publications

  • 2009, “The Indian Legal System: A Unique Combination of Traditions, Practices and Modern Values”, In B. Bel, J. Brouwer, B. Das, G. Poitevin et V. Parthasarathi, eds., Communication Processes 3 – Culture and Confrontation, New Delhi: Sage, pp.166-201
  • 2006
    • “Property Rights of Widows in Rural Maharashtra: A Socio-Economic Study of Women’s Awareness of Rights and Access to Justice.” In Widowhood in Modern India, edited by P.K.B. Nayar, New Delhi: The Women Press, pp. 73-96.
    • “Legislation as an Agent of Social Change?: Widow’s Access to Property Rights in Bhima, Maharashtra”, In Nationalizing Crisis, The Political Economy of Public Policy in Contemporary India, edited by B. S. Nayak, New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, pp. 372-408.
    • “Du texte au sujet en action : les défis de l’accès à la justice en Inde.’’, Cahiers d’anthropologie juridique, volume 6, pp. 75-93.
  • 2004, “The Hindu Succession Act: One Law, Plural Identities”, Journal of Legal Pluralism 55:119-144.

Conferences

  • 2009
    1. Law and Social Sciences Inaugural Conference, Jawarlal Nehru University, title of presentation : « An Anthropological Study of Women's Property Rights and Access to Justice in India, 11 janvier, Delhi.
    2. Indian Law Institute, title of my presentation : «Legal Anthropology and Legal search», January 12th, Delhi.
    3. Chaire Cliare Bonenfant, title of my presentation : «Le droit en action : parcours féminins vers la justice en Inde», Université Laval, 11 février, Québec.
    4. Centre de recherche en droit public, commentaire de la présentation d’Alain Supiot «La fonction anthropologique du droit», Université de Montréal, 11 mars, Montréal.
  • 2008
    1. Centre d’Études sur l’Inde et l’Asie du sud (CEIAS/EHESS), Paris, Avril 17.
    2. CASCA (Canadian Anthropology Society), Carleton University, Ottawa, May 10.
  • 2007
    1. Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Binational Conference – Montreal – May 10-12.
    2. Summer School on India/International Studies & Research Center – Montreal, July. (3) Law and Society Annual Conference – Berlin, July.
  • 2006
    1. CASA (Canadian Asian Studies Association) – Montreal, November 10
    2. Department of Anthropology, University of Montreal, September 28
    3. CASCA (Canadian Anthropology Society) – Montreal, May 10
    4. ACFAS (French-Canadian Association for the Advancement of Sciences) – Montreal, May 17
  • 2005
    1. Indian Sociological Society – All India Conference, University of Jammu, October 25 - 27
    2. Annual Graduate Students Conference “Anthropology and Writings, Today”, Department of Anthropology, University of Montreal, April 15
  • 2004, Commission on Folk Law and Legal Pluralism – New Brunswick University, Fredericton, Canada, August 27 – 29
  • 2003, Department of Anthropology – McGill University, Montreal, Canada, March 24
  • 2002, National Seminar on Widowhood – Centre for Gerontological Studies, Trivandrum, India
  • 2001, International Seminar on Language, Modes of Interpretation and the Concepts of Tradition and Modernity – Centre for Cooperative Research, Pune, India