Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Write On! "Feminism Globally"

(Write On! is an occasional item about notable calls for papers.)

IntLawGrrls guest/alumna Nienke Grossman, a professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, sends news that the law school's Center on Applied Feminism seeks submissions for its 4th Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference, which will be held March 3 & 4, 2011, and focus on the theme of Applying Feminism Globally.
As detailed in the full call for papers, paper topics within this theme might include:
► How has feminist legal theory affected the lives of women across the globe?
► How could feminist legal theory improve women's lives in a global context?
► How does feminist legal theory differ across cultures within and outside the United States?
► What do comparative perspectives teach us about feminist legal theory?
► How could feminist legal theory from outside of the United States benefit American women and feminist scholarship?
► How do anti-essentialist perspectives on feminist legal theory apply in an international context?
► How do post-colonial perspectives on feminist legal theory apply in a domestic context?
► What can feminist legal theory contribute to the debate over universal vs. cultural specific norms and objectives?
► Is feminism still ambivalent about many areas of international law?
► What, if any, role has feminism played in the empowerment of women in international law-making?
► Can feminist legal theory improve our understanding of challenges facing immigrants within our own borders?
► What does feminist legal theory offer for indigenous peoples?
► How are human rights norms compatible with feminist legal theory?
(As described here, the Center's past 3 conferences have treated a variety of issues and featured keynotes speakers like Sheryl WuDunn, Maya Angelou, and Gloria Steinem.)
Abstracts of no more than 1 page, describing papers within the theme of the "Applied Feminism Globally" theme, should be submitted no later than October 15, 2010, via an e-mail with subject line "CAF conference submission," to Professor Michele Gilman (right), the Center's Co-Director, at mgilman@ubalt.edu. Working drafts of papers to be presented at the conference will be due no later than February 11, 2011; a select number of the final papers will be published in the University of Baltimore Law Review. Details on all aspects of the options in this call here.

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