Mirror of Justice

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Call for Proposals: Feminism, Law, and Religion

Call for Proposals

Conversations and Workshops on Emerging Scholarship in Feminism, Law, and Religion

 March 20-21, 2014

Woulfe Auditorium, Anderson Student Center

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Campus

On March 20-21, 2013, 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 here. 

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 M. Harris, seanne.harris@stthomas.edu by Nov. 30, 2013.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance by December 15, 2013. 

  Sponsored by:

The University of St. Thomas College of Arts and Sciences, Jay Philips Center for Interfaith Learning, Luann Dummer Center for Women, Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center, Siena Symposiumfor Women, Family, and Culture, and  the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy at the University of St. Thomas.


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