...an ESRC Doctoral Training Centre

Call for Abstracts: Using Feminist Approaches: A Socio-Legal Research Roundtable

Wednesday 10 February 2016

We welcome doctoral and early career researchers engaged in feminist critical/empirical work to this unique event titled Using Feminist Approaches: A Socio-Legal Research Roundtable taking place at the University of Kent on 24 May 2016. The aim of this Roundtable is to encourage in-depth and constructive dialogue on feminist approaches, theories and methods in interdisciplinary socio-legal research.


The Roundtable will consist of an intensive one-day workshop organised in two sessions. The morning session will be in the form of a ‘masterclass’ on particular feminist methodological and theoretical approaches delivered by leading academics from varied disciplines including Law, Arts, Humanities, and Sociology. The afternoon session will consist of panel discussions where participants will present their work in the form of papers or other formats such as video clips, pieces of art, etc. Presenters will have the opportunity to receive comments from academics who will act as discussants.
Drawing on a broad understanding of law as a field of study, we are committed to seeking out and including participants who are based in the social sciences and humanities as well as law. We welcome research that fits in the following streams:

Feminism and the Humanities
Feminist empirical methods
Feminist critiques of liberalism
Feminist politics and activism as methodology


Abstract submissions should be between 250-300 words. All submissions should be accompanied with the following details: name of applicant, name of institution and contact details. Submissions should be sent to feministapproachestolaw@kent.ac.uk no later than Monday, 29 February 2016. All submissions will be reviewed and successful applicants will be notified shortly. The deadline for the submission of completed papers will be end of April 2016.


This is a co-sponsored event supported by the University of Kent, the South East DTC, the ESRC, the Social Critiques of Law (SoCriL) research group and feminists@law. A small number of bursaries will be allocated to help participants cover their travel costs. We especially encourage ESRC-funded PGRs to participate.


Participants will be encouraged to submit their work to feminists@law, an open access, peer-reviewed journal hosted by the University of Kent http://journals.kent.ac.uk/index.php/feministsatlaw


Information on research streams related to the theme of the Roundtable can be found at: https://feministapproachestolaw.wordpress.com


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If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at: feministapproachestolaw@kent.ac.uk