slsa-2The call for papers for SLSA 2015 is now open. Abstracts are invited for the all streams and themes listed on the conference website. Poster ideas are also welcomed.
Abstracts should be submitted via the submission system ‘EasyChair’ https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=slsa2015. Instructions about how to submit to EasyChair and further details of the calls within each stream and theme are available on the conference website.
The deadline for submission is Monday 19 January 2015. If you have any questions regarding the suitability of your paper, please contact the relevant convenor using the details in the list of streams and themes on the website.
You will also find full details of the call for papers in the winter issue of the Socio-Legal Newsletter which will be published on Monday 24 November.
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I am co-organising the Gender, Sexuality and Law Stream this year with Alex Dymock and you can check out full details of the stream on the conference website here.
This stream seeks to draw together socio-legal scholarship from across the globe, featuring the work of scholars at any career stage from a range of disciplines working in the broad arena of gender, sexuality and law.

Papers from previous years have considered same sex marriage and citizenship, queer theory, gender and legal history, gender, sexuality and parenthood, sex work, domestic violence, homophobic hate crime, sex education, sexual violence, public sex, sexuality and the media, religion and sexuality, comparative perspectives, obscenity law and abortion, but papers pertaining to any area of gender, sexuality and law will be considered.

In previous years the stream has also included film screenings and Q&As with authors who have recently published monographs or edited collections relating to the theme of the stream, and we are keen to continue with this tradition. We are also keen to draw in scholars working outside the discipline of law to the stream to diversify the kinds of perspectives brought to the table, for example sociology, criminology, philosophy, politics, media and cultural studies etc.

We are happy to discuss ideas prior to the formal submission of an abstract or activity proposal. Please contact either Chris Ashfordor Alex Dymock

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