Judy Mosoff lost her battle with cancer on December 20, 2015. I haven’t seen her since 2007 and I miss her already.
This week, I dug back to one of my favourite Mosoffs. You should read “Motherhood, Madness, and Law“. I read it as a law student and was struck by how wonderfully Judy integrates her qualitative empirical research, and especially narrative, into this otherwise densely substantive piece. Re-reading it, I am reminded of how meaningful friendships that take root in the academy can become to our scholarly explorations and inquiries. Isabel Grant‘s work features prominently in the piece. The two were periodic collaborators and good friends. Over the years I have been struck by how much better Judy’s work was because of her friendship with Isabel and vice versa.
If you weren’t fortunate enough to meet Judy, the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies at UBC videoed one of her talks last year and it exemplifies much of Judy’s thoughtful approach to her research. You should get to know her. (And if you did know her and want to leave a memory in her guestbook, you can do so here.)