SLSAMastheadI’ll be once again co-organising the Gender, Sexuality and Law Stream of the Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference next year with the excellent Alex Dymock.

The conference is taking place in Lancaster UK, and runs from Tuesday 5 April untilThursday 7 April 2016.  For those outside the UK, this could provide an excellent staging post for a few days holiday in the magnificent Lake District.

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 Ashford or Alex Dymock.

Abstracts may only be submitted via the Easy Chair Platform. They must be no longer than 300 words and should include your title, name and institutional affiliation and your email address for correspondence.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 18th January 2016.

More info about the conference can be found here.

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