It's IntLawGrrls' great pleasure to welcome Ruthann Robson (left) as today's guest blogger.
Ruthann is Professor of Law and University Distinguished Professor at CUNY School of Law (home institution of IntLawGrrl Rebecca Bratspies, and former home of guest/alumna Penelope Andrews). Ruthann's teaching and scholarship examine constitutional law, family law, feminist legal theory, and sexuality and the law, often with reference to the class dimensions of these issues.
As detailed at her webpage, Ruthann is the author of many works developing a lesbian legal theory, including books like Sappho Goes to Law School (1998) and Lesbian (Out)Law: Survival Under the Rule of Law (1992), works of fiction like a/k/a (1997), and articles. Among her recent essays is “A Couple of Questions Concerning Class Mobility” (2009). Ruthann also is an editor of Constitutional Law Prof Blog, which today joins the "connections" blogroll in IntLawGrrls' righthand column.
In her guest post below, Ruthann presents her new article on class issues relating to domestic service by considering both a recent account of servants in the early 20th century English household of writer Virginia Woolf (as reviewed here) and two early 21st century judicial accounts of domestic service in the United States.