Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Saturday, November 16, 2013

CFP: Feminism, Law, and Religion

On March 20-21, 2014, the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota will be hosting a two-day program continuing a conversation begun by feminist legal scholars and theologians in the recently published collection of essays by feminists of a wide variety of religious perspectives,  Feminism, Law, and Religion (Ashgate Press 2013, Failinger, Schiltz and Stabile eds).   The book’s authors and others will be exploring the role that theology and religious law from various religious traditions can play in construing and critiquing just law throughout the world.  The complete list of panel topics and speakers and conference registration information can be found on the university’s website

To enrich and continue this conversation beyond these two days, one segment of the conference will be devoted to supporting emerging scholarship on these issues.   We are currently accepting proposals for two different types of opportunities for emerging scholars:

     1)  presenting a  work-in-progress on feminism, law, and religion in a supportive workshop environment;

    2)  hosting an informal  conversation on some particular aspect of this conference with other conference participants.

 Scholars interested in either presenting a work-in-progress or hosting a conversation should send a brief (no longer than one page) description of their work or conversation topic to Seanne Harris at by Nov. 30, 2013.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance by December 15, 2013.

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