Arianne Renan Barzilay

Dr. Arianne Renan Barzilay

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Short CV

Dr. Arianne Renan Barzilay is an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) at the University of Haifa Faculty of Law. She joined our faculty after conducting a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Haifa Faculty of Law. She earned her J.S.D. and LL.M. from New York University School of Law and her LL.B. from Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law (magna cum laude), after serving as a research and teaching assistant in both institutions. At the University of Haifa Faculty of Law, she teaches courses on employment discrimination law, labor and employment law, family law, feminist theories, economic inequality within marriage, and reproductive law. She’s been voted Outstanding Teacher (University-wide). Her research concerns the regulation of family and employment. She uses historical, socio-legal and gender analysis in her work, and has written on topics such as gender in the gig economy, sex discrimination in employment and in the family,  economic abuse and the work-family conflict. Her fields of interest include Family law, Equality among Spouses, Reproductive Rights and Technologies, Future of Work, Gig Economy, Workplace Regulation, Employment Equality, History of Regulation of Employment and the Family, Feminist Theories and Histories, and Working-Class Social Feminism.

Her scholarship has been published in various flagship law reviews worldwide, including specialized journals of top Universities such as Harvard, Columbia, Berkeley, Cornell and Yale Law Schools.  Her works are frequently presented in various workshops and conferences around the globe, and they provided the basis for subsequent legislative initiatives. They have been cited in academic papers, governmental reports, the media, by courts (including the U.S. Supreme Court) and in the ILO’s landmark report on the future of work.

She has received several competitive research grants and awards including the 2022 Fattal Prize for Excellence in Legal Scholarship, twice the MOST (Ministry of Science) grant for infrastructure in the social sciences, as well as a grant from the Institute of Legislative Research at the Hebrew University, the returning scientists award from the Israeli Council on Higher Education, the Bar Ilan University Gender Studies junior scholar’s award, and a five-year JSD fellowship from NYU School of Law.

Arianne clerked for the Israeli Supreme Court, in the chambers of Justice Theodor Or, and worked at the law firms of S. Horowitz, and Bach, Arad, Scharf in Tel Aviv, and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York.

  • Economic Abuse
  • Employment Discrimination
  • family law
  • Feminist Theories and Histories
  • Future of Work
  • Gender Inequality
  • Work and Family
  1. Arianne Renan Barzilay, Data Analytics at Work: A View from Israel on Employee Privacy and Equality in the Age of Data-Driven employment Management, 40 Comp. Labor Law and Policy Journal 421 (2019).
  2. Arianne Renan Barzilay, The Technologies of Discrimination: How Platforms Cultivate Gender Inequality, 13 Law and Ethics of Human Rights 179 (2019).
  3. Arianne Renan Barzilay, Considering Children’s Hunger in the Era of Bordered Globalization, International Journal of Law in Context (2019) (Cambridge University Press).
  4. Arianne Renan Barzilay, Discrimination without Discriminating? Learned Gender Inequality in the Labor Market and Gig Economy 28 Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, 545 (2019).
  5. Arianne Renan Barzilay, A Coalesced Effort: Behind the Scenes of Law and Equality, 10 Tel Aviv University Journal of Law and Social Change, 25 pages (2019; in Hebrew) (with Vardit Avidan).
  6. Arianne Renan Barzilay, Rights-Consciousness as an Object of Historical Inquiry: Revisiting the Constitution of Aspiration, 44 Law and Social Inquiry (2019) (with Ely Aahronson).
  7. Arianne Renan Barzilay, A Tale of Fragmentation and Intertwinement: The Israeli Family Law System Between the Sacred and the Secular in The Contested Place of Religion in Family Life 641-661(Robin Fretwell Wilson, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2018) (with Karin Carmit Yefet).
  8. Arianne Renan Barzilay, The Health/Care Divide: Breastfeeding in the New Millennium, 35 Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, 264-337 (2018) (with Pamela Laufer-Ukeles).
  9. Arianne Renan Barzilay, Power in the Age of In/Equality: Economic Abuse, Masculinities, and the Long Road to Marriage Equality, 51 Akron Law Review, 323-366 (2017).
    Reprinted in: Arianne Renan Barzilay, Power in the Age of In/Equality: Economic Abuse, Masculinities, and the Long Road to Marriage Equality, WOMEN AND THE LAW (Tracy Thomas, eds.) (2018).
  10. Arianne Renan Barzilay, Platform Inequality: Gender in the Gig Economy, 47 Seton Hall Law Review 393-431 (2017) (with Anat Ben David).
  11. Arianne Renan Barzilay, Between the Market and Regulation Following Bagatz Goren: Equal Pay, Sex Discrimination and Familial Responsibilities, 31 Bar Ilan University Law Review 343-378 (2017). (in Hebrew).
  12. Arianne Renan Barzilay, Economic Violence in the Family: Between Male Dominance and Imposed Masculinity? 39 Tel Aviv University Law Review 613-660 (2016) (in Hebrew) (with Shirley Youseri).
  13. Arianne Renan Barzilay, Parenting Title VII: Rethinking the History of the Sex Discrimination Prohibition, 28 Yale Journal of Law and Feminism 55-102 (2016).
  14. Arianne Renan Barzilay, You’re on Your Own, Baby: Reflections on Capato’s Legacy, 46 Indiana Law Review 557-580 (2013).
  15. Arianne Renan Barzilay, Working Parents: Multidimensionalism and Working Class Social Feminism – A Theoretical Framework for Reconciling Work and Family in Israel, 35 Tel Aviv University Law Review 307-352 (2012) (in Hebrew).
  16. Arianne Renan Barzilay, Back to the Future: Introducing Constructive Feminism for the 21st Century – A New Paradigm for the Family and Medical Leave Act, 6 Harvard Law and Policy Review 407-435 (2012).
  17. Arianne Renan Barzilay, Labor Regulation as Family Regulation: Decent Work and Decent Families, 33 Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law 117-149 (2012).
  18. Arianne Renan Barzilay, Women at Work: Towards an Inclusive Narrative of the Rise of the Regulatory State, 31 Harvard Journal of Law and Gender 169-209 (2008).


  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Haifa Faculty of Law
  • 2003-2008 J.S.D. New York University School of Law
  • 2002-2003 LL.M. New York University School of Law
  • 1995-1999 LL.B. Tel Aviv University School of Law (magna cum laude)

Fields of Intrests

  • Employment Equality
  • Law and Gender
  • Law of Work and Family
  • New Forms of Employment and the Future of Work
  • Family Law
  • Reproductive Rights and Technologies
  • Neglected Legal Histories
  • Feminist Theories
  • Working-Class Social Feminism