In order to raise the profile and visibility of the law, gender and sexuality field, in both academic and non-academic environments, the centre ran two visitor schemes:
Visiting Scholar Scheme for international academics,
Associate Fellow Scheme for national and international practitioners; professionals; policy-makers; activists and artists.
Aleardo Zanghellini, Senior Lecturer, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
(Joint CLGS/KLS visitor).
Research interest: legal, moral and political philosophy, as well as socio-legal studies and cultural studies of law, especially in relation to issues of sexuality and fundamental rights. His most recent work is on homosexuality and Islamic hermeneutics, and on homoeroticism in Japanese forms of subcultural production. Aleardo has published extensively in the area of (lesbian & gay) parenting; during his time at CentreLGS/KLS he will work on a project on Tahitian parenting practices and arrangements, with a specific focus on non-biological parenting and the involvement of Mahu - that is, female-identifed, biologically male - people in childrearing.
Dates visit: 21 March 2009 -10 April & 11 May - 19 June 2009.
Judy Walsh, Head of Equality Studies, UCD School of Social Justice, University College Dublin, Ireland (Visitor under the Marie Curie Transfer of Knowledge Programme).
Research interests: Judy's research interests span various aspects of egalitarian theory and practice, socio-legal and feminist theory. She is currently writing a monograph on the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003, as well devising a conceptual framework for the Participation and Practice of Rights Project.
Dates visit: 2 February - 6 April 2009
Jamie Heckert, Activist/ researcher (Associate Fellow)
Research interests: teaching sex education in high schools; organising collectives; (lgbt) local activism & campaigning; the everyday politics of sexuality; performative social science; non-violent communication; academic/activist cross-over spaces; activist/imaginative networks; transition towns; climate change/peak oil/community resilience, and talking with strangers in all sorts of places. During his visit he hopes to share his interest in how the everyday politics of intimacy are intertwined with larger patterns, and join the Centre in the desire to better understand these patterns in order to help transform them. He is particularly interested in joining with others who want to carve out spaces where we might practise freedom and invite the impossible.
Dates visit: Tue 27 - Thu 29 January; Tue 24 - Thu 26 February; Tue 24 - Thu 26 March, Tue 19 - Thu 21 May 2009
Anna Marie Smith, Professor of Government, Cornell University, USA
Research interest: Anna Marie Smith teaches and conducts research in the field of political theory. She is particularly interested in feminist theory, critical race theory, law and society, sexuality studies, and contemporary social and political theory.
Dates visit: 18 - 22 May 2009
Elena Marchetti, Senior Lecturer in Law, Griffith University, Australia
Research interests: Elena’s research interests focus on Indigenous and feminist critiques of criminal justice processes, and access to justice for minority groups. She has extensive knowledge of speciality courts, particularly those involving Indigenous offenders. She co-authored (with Professor Kathleen Daly) the first published overview of Indigenous sentencing courts in Australia. Her PhD research, completed in 2005, considered whether the Australian Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody took an intersectional race and gender approach in its analysis. Elena is currently working on a funded project that looks at how Indigenous sentencing courts in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia are used for family violence matters. The research focuses on the role of Elders and the use of rehabilitation programs in changing an offender's behaviour, and on how the courts are able to support victims by correcting any power imbalances during the sentencing hearing. The project involves interviews and observations of the courts; however, the data collected will be analysed within an Indigenous feminist theoretical framework.
Dates visit: 12-30 January 2009
Bonnie Honig, Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA
Research interests: Her research in contemporary democratic theory pays particular attention to the areas of law and politics, the cultural and symbolic politics of immigration and emergency, as well as to feminist theory and gender. She is author of Political Theory and the Displacement of Politics (Cornell, 1993; awarded 1994 Foundations Best First Book Prize), Democracy and the Foreigner (Princeton, 2001), and Emergency Politics: Paradox, Law, Democracy (Princeton, forthcoming). She has edited or co-edited: Feminist Interpretations of Hannah Arendt (Penn State, 1995), Skepticism, Individuality and Freedom: The Reluctant Liberalism of Richard Flathman (Minnesota, 2002) and the Oxford Handbook of Political Thought (Oxford, 2006). Her current project, on Sophocles' Antigone, is titled: Antigone, Interrupted.
Dates visit: 25 -28 November 2008
Jon Goldberg-Hiller, University of Hawai'i, USA (Joint CentreLGS/KLS visitor)
Research Interests:ways in which changing forms of identity, nationalism, political authority and political economy have modulated the mobilization of rights in various contexts. By starting with these dimensions of social life rather than with rights discourses themselves,he has tried to understand how rights are resisted and how they retain relevancy; in this veinhe has researched such contemporary phenomena as the conservative reaction against same-sex marriage, opposition to the political recognition of indigenous peoples, and efforts by labor unions to boycott legal regulatory machinery.Heis presently embarking on a study of the means by which indigenous peoples in the Pacific have mobilized rights that lack constitutional or jurisdictional authority and how these ideas about rights have traveled across space and time, altering indigenous identities and redirecting political demands.
Dates visit: 30 October - 15 November 2008
Gillian Harkins, Associate Professor of English and Adjunct Associate Professor of Women Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, USAResearch interests: modern and contemporary U.S. law, literature and culture, feminist, queer and critical race theory, psychoanalysis, and citizenship. Her first book Everybody’s Family Romance: Reading Incest in Neoliberal America is forthcoming from University of Minnesota Press. Her current work-in progress Family Remains: Property, Personhood, Post-Humanism traces the trajectory of “family” across intellectual property regimes and critical post-humanisms of the 1990s and 2000s. She is currently working on the concept of “imaginary crimes,” or the nexus of regulations targeting virtual realities and “fantasized” forms of violence/violation.
Dates visit: 2 -31 October 2008
Christine Beasley, Associate Professor, University of Adelaide, Australia
Research interests: Chris has three main areas of research interest which include ethics (especially global ethics), culture (especially film) and gender/sexuality (theory in particular, but also as a mode of analysis within the other two areas mentioned). In the area of ethics, she has been particularly concerned with a critical analysis of the limits of prevailing alternative vocabularies regarding social interconnection which aim to challenge the atomistic individualism associated with neoliberalism. In relation to cultural analysis she is presently writing a book titled 'The Cultural Politics of Film' which considers thematic regularities in relation to contemporary Hollywood films. However, her overarching interest is gender/sexuality theory and here she has recently been engaged in offering a critical perspective on the relationship between the three major subfields of gender/sexuality thinking, ie feminist, sexuality and masculinity studies. Such a perspective arises out of her most recent book 'Gender & Sexuality: Critical Theories, Critical Thinkers', in which she offers an argument about how to analyse the gender/sexuality field and its subfields. This perspective is also linked to her current work on a co- authored book, titled 'Adventures in Heterosexuality: Theory and Practice'. Her research project during the visit will be focused upon heterosexuality and is best titled, Re-thinking Heterosexuality and Sexual Citizenship: Beyond Feminist, Masculinity and Sexuality Studies.
Dates visit: 27 September - 25 October 2008
Cheshire Calhoun, Professor of Philosophy, Arizona State University, USA
Research interests: normative ethics, moral psychology, feminist philosophy, and lesbian and gay studies. Her publications include Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet and essays on forgiveness, integrity, shame, common decency, and civility. She has been particularly interested in arguments for same-sex marriage rights in the US. Her most recent work centers on the temporal nature of agency and the necessary background conditions for taking an interest in one's own agency. That work includes essays on depression and demoralization, meaning in life, hope, and commitment. She is the editor of the Oxford University Press series Studies in Feminist Philosophy.
Dates visit: 28 February - 8 March 2008
Claudia Card, Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, USA
Research Interests: ethics and social philosophy, and her research for the past several years has been on the concept of evil, the forms it takes, and responses to it.
Dates visit: 18 - 24 November 2007
Miranda Joseph, Professor of Women's Studies, University of Arizona, USA
Research Interests: Marxist and poststructuralist theory to explore the mutually constitutive relationship between community and capitalism. Miranda uses the tools of cultural studies - theory, ethnography, discourse analysis - to explore the production of contemporary social formations, including LGBT community and academic fields such as Women's Studies, economic practices such as production, consumption and debt in the context of globalization, and institutions such as nonprofit organizations and prisons.
Dates visit: 9 - 17 November 2007
Irene Watson, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Sydney, Australia
Research Interests: Irene belongs to the Tanganekald and Meintangk peoples of the south east of South Australia and is well known for her activism and writings against and about the impact of colonialism upon Aboriginal peoples. In 1996 Irene was appointed as one of seven indigenous judges to the First Nations International Court of Justice sitting in Ottawa Canada.
Date: 8 - 28 November 2007
Nikki Sullivan, Director, Somatechnics Research Centre, Division of Society, Media, Culture and Philosophy, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Research Interests: Sexuality Studies and Body Modification Studies. Nikki has published research on transgenderism, cosmetic surgery, 'non-mainstream' body modification, 'self-mutilation', elective amputation, and genital modification.
Dates visit: 1 - 29 October 2007
Brinda Bose, Fellow of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, India
Research Interests: postcolonial, gender and cultural studies, with a focus on India. Currently completing a manuscript on significations of the sexualized body in contemporary Indian cultural texts. Her research project at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library is on urban sexualities in contemporary Indian art/parallel cinema.
Dates visit: 1 - 21 October 2007
Anna Kirkland, Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and Political Science, University of Michigan, USA.
Research Interests: gender and sexuality in American law and the politics of rights and identity. Her research has focused on antidiscrimination and rights claiming, particularly the claims of groups who are not included in American antidiscrimination laws (transgender and fat people, for example). Her next project is a multi-method study of diversity rhetoric, higher education, and citizenship in the U.S. She is also interested in the politics of health, disability studies, and family law.
Dates visit: 23 September - 10 October 2007
Davina Bhandar, Assistant Professor, Canadian Studies, Trent University, Canada
Research interests: Davina has been working in the area of critical race studies, contemporary political and social theory and feminist studies. She applies these theoretical orientations to contemporary citizenship, multiculturalism, immigration and national security discourses in the Canadian and larger North American context. She is currently involved in a project titled: "The Politics of Border Harmonization and Immigration Control Between Canada and the United States of America". She is interested in examining the uses and abuses of an official policy of multiculturalism in Canada as it is being re-imagined through national security agendas. She examines the gendered and raced dynamics in the current context of the "War on Terror" and the refashioning of Canada's nationalist multicultural policy.
Dates visit: 7 June - 12 July 2007
Margaret Davies, Professor of Law, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
Research interests: Contemporary general legal theory, including work on feminism and sexuality, postmodernism and deconstruction, legal pluralism, and property theory. Much of Margaret's work tries to cross the boundaries between the more traditional positivist legal theory/philosophy and critical legal thought. Increasingly, she is trying to take seriously the difficult question of how to move through critique to ways of rethinking and reconstructing law as practice, process and idea. Through 2007 Margaret will be preparing the third edition of her book Asking the Law Question (1994 and 2002). She will also be starting a new book dealing with legal pluralism, ‘flat’ law, the relationship between philosophical and sociological approaches to law, and other related themes. One central aspect of this work will be a non-hierarchical reconceptualisation of law, and a rethinking of how law engages with social distributions of power, including that associated with gender and sexuality.
Dates visit: 4 - 24 June 2007
Dean Spade, Social Science Research Council Sexuality and Policy Fellow at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, New York, USA; and Fellow at the Williams Institute UCLA Law / Harvard Law School, USA.
Research interests: Law and sexuality, trans, intersex & gender non-conformity. Current project: the changing policies regarding the issuance of ID and collection and comparison of information by ID-issuing agencies in the US, and its impact on transgender people. Combining a historical perspective on changes in surveillance technology and resistance to new surveillance in the US as well as a comparative perspective between the US and UK. Both countries have witnessed growing efforts to implement national identity documents justified by the threat of terrorism, while simultaneously witnessing an increased surge of transgender activism and new developments in trans rights. The research will examine the intersection of these issues.
Dates visit: 21 May - 15 June 2007
Julie Greenberg, Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, USA
Research interests: Legal issues relating to gender, sex, sexual identity and sexual orientation. Currently working on a book project designed to educate readers about the life-altering legal issues affecting intersex and transgendered persons and explore how rights of intersex persons can be advanced most effectively.
Dates visit: 21 May -8 June 2007
Corie Hammers, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Social and Political Science & the Gender and Women’s Studies Program, Armstrong Atlantic State University, USA
Research interests: Research interests: The examination of sexed spaces. Theoretical perspectives include queer theory, sex-radical feminism and critical sociological perspectives. Current research is into bathhouses, using face-to-face interviews and surveys. Assessed and problematized are concepts such as agency, power and “freedom” (in this case sexual freedom), as well the ways in which these spaces impact identity formation and notions of self.
Dates visit: 10 - 31 May 2007
Antu Sorainen, Researcher, Christina-institute for Women’s Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland
Research interests: Queer theories; criminal law/criminology; pornography; queer kinship and cultural anthropology. She will undertake an archive research on the concept of ‘decency’ in the English criminal law system during her visit.
Dates visit: 23 April - 18 May 2007
Melanie Randall, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Research interests: issues of equality, gender, and feminism, legal understanding of and responses to gendered violence, including: legal constructions of “ideal victims” in domestic violence criminal case, legal misunderstandings of women’s responses to violence and abuse, comparative approaches to asylum claims based on gender persecution in refugee law, and using equality rights law to seek state accountability for inequality.
Dates visit: 12 - 23 March 2007
Sari Kouvo, Rule of Law, Human Rights and Gender Adviser to the EU Special Representative for Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan
Research Interests: In her work and research, Sari has focused on feminist legal theory, feminist and critical perspectives on international law, and on the different roles played by human rights in international law and politics.
Dates visit: 20 – 15 December 2006
Emma Cunliffe, Sessional Lecturer and Ph.D. Candidate at the University of British Columbia, Canada.
Research interests: Emma's work examines the relationship between law, motherhood and medical knowledge in criminal law. In particular, she uses qualitative methodologies to explore how scientific knowledge and gender expectations are relevant to the process of determining guilt or innocence in criminal law, and how this knowledge and these expectations affect the manner in which cases are reported in newspapers.
Dates visit: 4 - 8 December 2006
Miriam Smith, Professor, Department of Politics, Trent University, Ontario, Canada
Research interests: Canadian and American politics, in particular, political economy, social movements, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movements in Canada. A strong interest in institutionalist approaches to the study of politics, political institutions and public policy. Currently working on two projects. The first project explores the meaning of legal rights in everyday experiences of queer organizing in urban settings, using the cases of Toronto and New York. The second project is a cross-national comparison of lgbt human rights policies in Canada and the U.S., asking why Canada provides more extensive human rights protections for lgbt citizens that the U.S. The analysis focuses on the ways in which political-institutional differences shape the discursive construction of rights and rights policies in the two countries. In both projects, she is interested in the ways in which globalization is rescaling rights struggles from the local to the global and the extent to which cities such as Toronto and New York have emerged as distinctive political and cultural spaces in which queer politics has an urban life of its own that is detached from the broader politics of the nation-state.
Dates visit: 13 November - 1 December 2006
Anu Pylkkänen, Academy Research Fellow, University of Helsinki, Finland
Research interests: Anu has been working on Gender Studies in Law for about twenty years both in Finland and in the Nordic countries and written widely on the Finnish and Nordic developments from a historical and comparative (Nordic countries/Europe) perspective. She has focused on the history of family law and the legal personality as well as on equality. The research project she is undertaking is part of on-going research on the development of legal personality in the Finnish history of law.
Dates visit: 25 September - 13 October 2006
Kevät Nousiainen, Academy Research Professor, University of Helsinki, Finland
Research interests: Kevat has been working in law/gender studies since the 1980’s. Her original special orientation is legal theory, and she is involved in the theoretical aspects of equality and anti-discrimination law. She also has undertaken practical legal work in equality law. Her current research is on the mixture of law and politics in the new governance type of ‘policies’, which are interesting from a theoretical as well as practical point of view.
Dates visit: 25 September - 13 October 2006
Judith Halberstam, Professor of English, University of Southern California, USA
Research interests: media studies, film & popular culture, critical theory, queer theory, feminist and gender studies, postmodernism & nineteenth-century British literature. Participating in the following events: ‘Revisiting governing from feminist and queer perspectives’ (29 June) and ‘Up against the Nation-States of Feminist Legal Theory’ (30 June-1 July).
Dates visit: 19 June-2 July 2006
Kim Brooks, Assistant Professor, UBC Faculty of Law, Vancouver, Canada
Research interests: exploring how feminist theory might inform the international redistributive project using the case study of international tax treaties: What does feminist and critical race theory have to say about the changing role of the state in the international redistribution of income in the face of increased internationalization and globalization? Participating in the CentreLGS Conference ‘Up against the nation-states of feminist legal theory’ (30 June – 1 July 2006).
Dates visit: 12 June – 2 July 2006
Margaret Davies, Professor of Law, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.
Research interests: covers several areas of legal theory, including postmodern and critical legal thought, feminist jurisprudence, the philosophy of property and legal pluralism.
Dates visit: 23 June – 1 July 2006
Kalpana Kannabiran, Professor of Sociology, NALSAR, University of Law, India
Research interests: Gender Studies, Sociology of Law, Jurisprudence and Human Rights. Her current work is on theorising criminology in South-Asia and relevant to the Governance and Regulation Research Cluster. Taking part in the Equality stream of the ‘Up against the nation-states of feminist legal theory’ conference in Kent (30 June – 1 July).
Dates visit: 29 May – 2 July 2006
Gillian Calder, Assistant Professor, University of Victoria, Faculty of Law, Canada
Research interests: an investigation of a decision by the Canadian Supreme Court on maternity and parental leave, providing a substantive equality analysis of care-giving. The research will look at the implications of the case, and what it may mean for differently-situated women in Canada attempting to balance their productive and reproductive lives. Presenting a paper “The personal is economic: revisiting ‘choice’ in the Canadian maternity and parental leave debates” (7 June). Also visiting Kent from 29 May - 2 June and presenting a paper (title tbc) (1 June). Participating in the Conference ‘Up against the nation-states of feminist legal theory’ in the Emory/Keele Equality Stream (Kent, 30 June-1 July 2006).
Dates visit: 2 May – 30 June 2006
Wendy Brown, Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley, USA
Research interests: Wendy gave the CentreLGS Annual Lecture this year entitled: 'American Nightmare: Neoconservatism, Neoliberalism, and De-democratization’. Her fields of interest include the history of political theory, feminist theory, contemporary critical theories of law, and nineteenth and twentieth century Continental theory.
Dates visit: 14 - 20 May 2006
Ara Wilson: Associate Professor, Ohio State University, Department of Sociology/Anthropology, USA.
Research interests: feminist ethnography of globalization, with a particular focus on Southeast Asia; has studied transnational organizing for women's rights and sexual rights; is the author of The Intimate Economies of Bangkok; working on a book, Sexual Latitudes: The Erotic Politics of Globalization. Presenting a paper ‘Mapping queer sexuality in the Global South’ as part of a workshop in Kent ‘Sexual Politics in the Global South’ (4 May).
Dates visit: 2 – 19 May 2006
Nancy Ehrenreich, Professor of Law, University of Denver, USA
Research interests: reproductive issues as well as intersectionality, masculinity, female circumcision and intersex surgery. Providing a postgraduate seminar in Kent ‘Recognizing and Developing Common Themes in One's Scholarship’ (9 May). Presenting paper: ‘Intersectionality interrogated’ in Kent as part of the workshop ‘Revisiting Intersectionality’ (11 May). Presenting paper: ‘Common Beds: Race, Class and the Constitution of Reproductive Subjects’ in Keele (17 May).
Dates visit: 8-19 May 2006
Rina Ramdev, Senior Lecturer, Delhi University, India
Research interests: how women in India participate in socio-political and cultural debates as activists working either individually or through various social movements. Undertaking a PhD entitled ‘Politics and Practice in Contemporary Indian Women’s Writing’. Presenting a paper on the work of Arundhati Roy at the CentreLGS Postgraduate Workshop in Westminster (26-27 April) and a paper: ‘The new Sofa -bed: Arundhati Roy and Githa Hariharan as Writer-Activists’ as part of a workshop in Kent ‘Sexual Politics in the Global South’ (4 May).
Dates visit: 24 April – 20 May 2006
Toni Lester, Associate Professor of Law, Babson College, USA
Research interests: Giving a talk at Westminster: ‘Teaching the Taboo – Some Lessons from a Course on Intolerance and the Law’ (5 April); and at Keele: ‘Will the New Supreme Court Grant Gays the Right To Marry?’ (18 April). Participating in the Conference ‘There is no Politics without Fantasy: Gender, Sexuality and Cultural Studies in the Law’ at Keele (19-20 April) with a paper: ‘The Popular Use of Fear for the Purpose of Garnering Public Sympathy for Victims of Hate Crimes and Harassment Discrimination’.
Dates visit: 26 March – 20 April 2006
Stephen Tomsen, Associate Professor at the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Newcastle, Australia
Research interests: masculinity and violence and anti-gay/lesbian violence and safety issues. Visiting Scholar at the University of Westminster, where he is presenting a paper: ‘Violence, Prejudice and Sexual Essentialism’ (21 March). Also presenting a paper at Keele: ‘Explaining violent sexual prejudice’ (18 April) and participating in the conference ‘There is no Politics without Fantasy: Gender, Sexuality and Cultural Studies in the Law’ at Keele (19-20 April) with the paper: ‘Cultural essentialism in activist and legal discourse around homophobic violence’.
Dates visit: 8 March – 20 April 2006
Alison Bechdel, renowned cartoonist of 'Dykes to Watch Out For!', USA
Research interests: Her work expressly addresses issues of sexuality, gender, ethnicity, class and left-wing politics. Her cartoon ‘Dykes To Watch Out For’ reproduces the texture of 21st century life, queer and otherwise, in exactingly high resolution, with characters fusing high and low culture in a serial graphic narrative suitable for humanists of all persuasions.
Dates visit: 30 January - 10 February 2006
Prabha Kotiswaran, S.J.D Candidate at Harvard Law School, USA
Research interests: theoretical debates of sex work and trafficking in light of the claims of the Indian sex workers’ movement that sex work be treated as a form of labour and sex workers as workers in the informal economy.
Dates visit: September 2005 – May 2006
Suhraiya Jivraj, activist and researcher on Muslim LGBT issues (Associate Fellow & Honorary Research Fellow).
Research interests: gender, sexuality, ethnicity and religion. Attending the CentreLGS Conference in Keele ‘There is no Politics without Fantasy: Gender, Sexuality andCultural Studies in Law’ (19-20 April). Presenting paper “Intersectionality of race/ethnicity and sexual orientation in queer anti-discrimination activism” at the Postgraduate Workshop in Westminster (26-27 April) and in Kent as part of the workshop ‘Revisiting Intersectionality’ (11 May).
Dates visit: November 2005 – August 2006
Raquel Platero, political activist & researcher at the Universidad de Complutensa in Madrid, Spain (Associate Fellow)
Research interests: policy frames and entrance in the political agenda of LGBT issues in Spain: the inclusion/exclusion of sexual orientation in the gender equality policies; the creation of public services for LGBT people, and the lesbian feminist discourses and their impact on gender equality policies. Giving a seminar: 'Are lesbians represented as women? Equality policies in Spain: looking for the intersectionalities on gender and sexual orientation' (17 Oct.)
Dates visit: 1 - 30 October 2005
Nan Seuffert, Associate Professor at the University of Waikato, New Zealand
Research interests: Feminist Legal Theory and Intersectionalities: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Law. Presenting a paper: 'Nations, Sexual Citizenship, and Recognition of Same Sex Relationships in New Zealand' (29 Sept.).
Dates visit: 1 - 30 September 2005
Susan Boyd, Professor of Feminist Legal Theory and Director of the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada (Visiting Professorship funded by the British Academy)
Research interests: the influence of fathers' rights campaigns on family law reform in Canada and the UK. Participated in the workshop on Father’s Rights Activism and Legal Reform at Keele Law School (9 Sept.) and in a workshop on Cohabitation at Kent Law School (16 Sept.)
Dates visit: 1 - 30 September 2005
Sherene Razack, Professor of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada
Research interests: race and gender issues in the law. Presenting the following papers: 1) Kent: 'Racial Violence in White Settler Societies'; 2) Westminster: 'Imperilled Muslim Women, Dangerous Muslim Men and Civilized Europeans: Forced Marriages and the Law'; 3) Keele: 'Feminism and Geopolitics'. Also a British Academy funded plenary speaker at Conference 'Theorising Intersectionality' (21-22 May).
Dates visit: 11 - 23 May 2005
Jon Goldberg-Hiller, University of Hawaii, USA
Research interests: ways changing forms of identity, nationalism, political authority and political economy have modulated the mobilization of rights in various contexts. Presenting paper: 'Of Sex and Citizenship: Reading the Iconography of Same-Sex Marriage’ at Kent. Presenting paper at Conference 'Theorising Intersectionality' at Keele (21-22 May).
Dates visit: 1 - 30 May 2005
Delila Amir, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Research interest: women's experiences of their body, in particular the reproductive body.
Dates visit: 11 April – 30 May 2005
Nkoli Aniekwu, Coordinator of the Centre for Gender Studies at the University of Benin, Nigeria
Research interests: advocacy with non-governmental organisations working on gender specific issues in HIV/AIDS and safe abortion. Visiting Scholar at Kent and Keele, presenting papers and working on her research on sexuality and reproductive health issues in Nigeria.
Dates visit: 1 - 30 March 2005