Law, Culture and Society
This RIG intends to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines working on intellectual and advocacy projects that critically analyze legal regimes and gendered domains of regulation, governance, and resistance.
RIG Plans for 2010:
In addition to speakers and colloquia, we envision forming small cohorts or teams of scholars who are working on similar themes with writing projects that are at both advanced and barely adumbrated stages. We hope to create group synergies and support for those who are at critical writing stages. Among other possible activities are reading groups for faculty and graduate students around either a methodological theme (or emergent epistemologies of gender, race, identity, sexuality, and disability) or groups that want to deepen their conversations around a broad unifying “school” or “stream.” We are particularly hopeful that this latter activity may serve as an incubator for new and exciting ideas, and give graduate and law students a chance to work with and develop long-term intellectual relationships with faculty outside the classroom.
Contacts for more information:
Michelle McKinley, School of Law
Stuart Chinn, School of Law and Political Science