• UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    .@UCSB_Baseball drops rubber match 8-2 at LMU. Burns (2-4), Fisher (2 R) top performers for the Gauchos. RECAP >>>… https://t.co/iVP3f49Ph0
    1 hour 41 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    Softball: UCSB Defeats Nebraska-Omaha, Wins Second Straight in Extra Innings https://t.co/K6gXfECU2d
    7 hours 6 min ago
  • brenucsb twitter avatar
    New study reveals dissolved oxygen levels are dropping in oceans around the world as a result of #climatechange: https://t.co/yC08zCybSo
    11 hours 23 min ago
  • ucsantabarbara twitter avatar
    UCSB’s Nikkei Student Union will present “Manzanar Fishing Club” as part of a Day of Remembrance on Feb. 21. https://t.co/rX387XzrIs
    11 hours 39 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    Gauchos have a successful day with a win against UC Davis 4-0 and St. Mary's 4-3 https://t.co/eBmdVbdmkW
    20 hours 42 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    .@UCSB_Baseball can't solve Arriaga, fall 1-0 at LMU. Series rubber match tomorrow at 1 PM! RECAP >>>… https://t.co/F8nk3CCoag
    22 hours 20 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    Softball: Gauchos Defeat Pacific in Extra Innings, Fall to Stanford https://t.co/R8MtFxyclg
    22 hours 53 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    Women's Tennis: UC Santa Barb. 4, UC Davis 0 (Final) Gauchos win third straight, defeat UC Davis 4-0 https://t.co/vDAcGmp1yY
    23 hours 44 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    WBB: Gauchos Gobbled Up By Long Beach State Pressure, Fall 59-45 In Third of Four Game Road Trip https://t.co/rOVVIVM7ag
    1 day 4 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    Gauchos Drop 66-48 Decision to Long Beach State https://t.co/WEEbdyqn0E
    1 day 1 hour ago

PROFESSOR WINS PRIZE FOR CHANNEL TUNNEL BOOK _x000B_

Tuesday, June 20, 2000 - 17:00
Santa Barbara, CA

Eve Darian-Smith, an associate professor in the UCSB Department of Anthropology, was a co-recipient of the 2000 Herbert Jacob Book Prize for her book entitled, Bridging Divides: the Channel Tunnel and English Legal Identity in the New Europe.

The prize was presented to her by the Law and Society Association, a group of scholars from many fields and countries interested in the effects of law on social, political, economic, and cultural life.

The group is based at the University of Massachusetts.

Darian-Smith, originally an Australian citizen, received a combined history and law degree from the University of Melbourne and worked as a commercial litigation attorney in Australia before starting work on Bridging Divides.

Her book, a product of five years of research, describes the Channel Tunnel as far more than merely a marvel of engineering. The completion of the tunnel in 1994 symbolized the disintegration of state borders and brings up questions of boundaries between the first and third worlds and "East" and"West."

"I am interested in bordering countries and law," Darian-Smith said.

"The Channel Tunnel seemed a marvelous site to investigate borders and the relations of countries, incorporating law as well."

The book charts the collision of national memory and history, and maps the shifting geographies of nationalism, postcolonialism, and legal autonomy in the complicated age of globalization.

"Theoretically rich and empirically rigorous, Bridging Divides is a model of interdisciplinary legal scholarship and a must-read for anyone wanting a glimpse over the horizon at cutting edge research," said Austin Sarat, political science professor at Amherst College.