International Conference on Feminist Constitutionalism

Date: February 28 – March 1, 2009

Location: Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

This conference intends to follow current debates in the intersection between constitutional law, constitutionalism, and feminist theory, both domestically and internationally. The discussions will address both rights and institutional issues and will welcome also the use of comparative methods and analysis.

Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to: constitutional interpretation, popular constitutionalism, human rights, access to justice, multiculturalism, reproductive rights, and social and economic rights.

Key Note Speakers:

Professor Catherine MacKinnon, University of Michigan
Professor Reva Siegel, Yale University
Professor Jennifer Nedelsky, University of Toronto

The conference committee is seeking submissions of academic abstracts not exceeding 500 words. Our intention is to consolidate the papers presented and publish them in the format of an academic book (but the final decision on this will be made after the papers are submitted).

Please send abstract submissions to one of the conference organizers (below) by email.

Submission Deadline:
September 30, 2008

Notification of Acceptance:
October 15, 2008

Conference organizers:

Professor Beverley Baines, Queen’s University (bainesb@queensu.ca)
Professor Daphne Barak-Erez, Tel-Aviv University (barakerz@post.tau.ac.il)
Professor Tsvi Kahana, Queen’s University (kahanat@queensu.ca)