Erika Bachiochi is a legal scholar specializing in Equal Protection jurisprudence, feminist legal theory, Catholic social teaching, and sexual ethics. She speaks widely on abortion, sexual economics, the impact of the new sexual norms on women and the poor, care ethics, and authentic reproductive justice.
As a Murphy Institute Research Fellow, Bachiochi will be working on a book that offers a contrasting look at the life work and jurisprudential visions of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Harvard law professor Mary Ann Glendon.
Dr Simon Ravenscroft is a research associate with the Von Hugel Institute at St. Edmund's College, Cambridge. The fellowship appointment will allow Simon to continue his work in Cambridge, and to develop the growing relationship between the VHI and the Murphy Institute, begun with our 'Patents on Life' conference, held in Cambridge in 2015 and sponsored by the two institutes. Simon is currently engaged in co-ordinating the publication of an edited volume issuing from that conference, co-edited by himself, Thomas C. Berg, professor of law and director emeritus of the Murphy Institute at the University of St Thomas, and the VHI's Roman Cholij, and as a Murphy Research Fellow will continue to work strategically with both institutes to explore further opportunities for collaboration and co-operation going forward.