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Thomas Thurlow (sculptor)

You may be looking for Thomas Thurlow, an 18th-century Church of England bishop. Thomas Thurlow was a renowned English sculptor who created memorials in churches in the Saxmundham, Suffolk area, including a bust of the poet George Crabbe in St Peter and St Paul's Church, Aldeburgh, his father, John Thurlow, was a builder and stonemason who built'The White House' in the High Street. Both are buried along with other members of the Thurlow family in the churchyard of the parish church. Thomas Thurlow went to a school in Brook Cottage; as a teenager he would turn his hand to anything such as wood and plaster carving, polishing stones, he made a violin, succeeding at the second attempt. At the age of 23 he left home for London where he was engaged by a monument manufacturer in Regent Street. During his spare time he took lessons in oil painting, something. After a time employed with the London Marble Works, where he gained experience of stone carving, Thurlow returned to Suffolk first opening a business in Halesworth and settling back in Saxmundham in 1839.

During his life, Thurlow completed many works for local people and various churches, including a memorial to Sir C. Blois from Cockfield Hall in Yoxford Church, a life-size statue of Samuel Clouting in Kelsale Church, a marble bust of Richard Garrett III in Leiston Church, a commission from William Long of Hurts Hall to carve a rose and spray for the entrance to his mansion; as well as paid works, he exhibited including at the Royal Academy and the Ipswich Fine Art Club. He was active in the town being appointed the Secretary and manager of the Saxmundham Gas Works, he was an Overseer for the Parish making and collecting the Rates, he was the town Surveyor supervising the building of Gurneys bank in Market Place amongst others, in 1847 he acquired the Licence for Photography for the County of Suffolk which he practised for a time, he is reported to have given penny readings in the Market Hall, reciting from Dickens to packed audiences. Henry Bright, Norwich School of Painters — Saxmundham Website 6 paintings by or after Thomas Thurlow at the Art UK site

Renee Cramer

Renee Ann Cramer is an American law and society scholar. She is a Professor and chair of the Law and Society program at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Renee Cramer received her Ph. D. from New York University in 2001. Her dissertation "The Politics of Recognition: What Matters In the Determination of Tribal Identity?" was honored the "2001 Outstanding Dissertation in "2001 Outstanding Dissertation in the Field of Race and Politics" in the Race and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. Cramer received her Masters of Philosophy from New York University in 1999 and a Bachelor's in Political Science from Bard College in 1994, she served as assistant professor of Political Science, a Pre-Law Advisor at California State University from 2001-2005 and as assistant professor of Law and Society at Drake University from 2005-2009. She earned tenure and was promoted to associate professor in 2009. Dr. Cramer serves as the department chair of the Law and Society chair at Drake University where she has been nominated for the Drake University Madeline M. Levitt Teacher of the Year award both in 2011 and 2010.

In regards to professional leadership, Renee Cramer is the current president of the Consortium of Undergraduate Law and Justice Programs. She is on the National Advisory Council on the Life of the Law; the Life of the Law features podcasts detailing the intersectionality between law and society. She's a member of the Law and Society Association, American Political Science Association, Western Political Science Association and has served those organizations in various capacities, she has been published extensively. Her work surrounding tribal acknowledgment has affected law, her articles have appeared in Law and Social Inquiry, Law and Policy. Her most recent publication on American Indian issues was published in Law and Visual Studies, she has been quoted in the national press on the topic of celebrity pregnancy, her book on the issue was released in October 2015. Cramer has been active in ethnographic and participant-observation field work with homebirth midwives, advocates for midwifery, families who practice non-normative parenting.

An article on her fieldwork methodology was published in 2009 by International Journal of Qualitative Research. She is working on a book related to midwifery regulation and activism; the funding comes from a grant from the National Science Foundation. She teaches a wide array of interdisciplinary courses at Drake University such as Law and Social Change, Reproductive Law and Politics. Cash and Colonialism: The Politics of Tribal Acknowledgment. 2005. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. Paperback printing: 2008. Pregnant with the Stars: Watching, Wanting, the Pregnant Celebrity Baby Bump with Stanford University Press, Cultural Lives of the Law list. 2014 "Guarding Our Borders with Gardasil: Immigrant Women and Physical Autonomy." Co- authored with Jessica Lavariega Monforti 35 Journal of Women and Policy 1: 1 – 30.2013 "A Conceptual Framework for Non-Native Instructors who Teach Adult Native American Students at the University," co-authored with Thomas Buckmiller, 8 Multicultural Learning and Teaching 1: 7-26.2012 "Don't They Understand Judicial Independence?

Discourses of Judging in Undergraduate Legal Studies Classrooms: Judicial Retention and Same-Sex Marriage Rulings," Austin Sarat, Studies in Law and Society/Special Issue Discourses of Judging. Volume 58: 45 – 71.2009 "Sharing in Community While Interviewing'Outlaws' – Methodological Challenges and Opportunities," 1 International Review of Qualitative Research 4: 453 – 479.2005 "Perceptions of the Process: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act as it Affects Federal Tribal Acknowledgment Law and Practice," 27 Law & Policy Review 4. 2013 "Signs at Odds: The Semiotics of Law and Authenticity in Tribal Contexts" pages 471 – 496 in Anne Wagner and Richard Sherwin Law and Visual Studies, New York City: Springer.2012 "The Baby Bump is the New Birkin," in Shira Tarrant and Marjorie Jolles, Fashion Talks: Undressing the Power of Style. Albany: SUNY Press.2008 Several peer-reviewed and invited entries on Federal Acknowledgement and Tribal Gaming, in The Encyclopedia of United States Indian Policy and Law, edited by Tim Alan Garrison and Paul Finkleman, CQ Press