Shira’s research focuses on the intersection of law and science, and in particular the regulation of medical practice; history of pain; and human-animal relations. Her dissertation examines notions of pain undergirding the regulation of vivisection in nineteenth-century Britain. In an additional project, she examines the transformations in the moral and legal status of non-human primates in the course of the twentieth-century.
Shira holds an LL.B and LL.M degrees from Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law.
Shira's dissertation project is supported by the National Science Foundation. She is also a recipient of the Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowship.
history of medicine; medical ethics; environmental history; human-animal relations; law and science; law and society