As powerfully written as all of her work, this article is filling a space that i really needed filled. Fleas indeed.
All of this law was born on dark roads in rural towns where courageous acts forced the arc of history to makes its turn.
Indiana Law Journal Volume 89 | Issue 4 Article 2 Fall 2014 (open access)
This Lecture is prompted, in part, by critics of legal education who have identified its unsustainable and regressive practices. It is not intended, however, as another entry in the future-of-law-schools genre. Rather, it is an attempt to reposition the conversation by putting the law school crisis at the tail of a drowning dog with a bigger problem, and then to see how we fleas on the tail might appropriately respond
Twenty Years of Feminist Legal Studies: Reflections and Future Directions –
Roundtable Transcript edited by Sarah Lamble
So much good stuff in here. I tried to take a quote or two out but ultimately gave up. If you’re at all interested in the feminist legal academy, this is a must read. It’s not, though, open source (available through springerlink – try your institutional computers).
Centre for Feminist Research presents
Visiting Scholar Dr. Barbara Baird (Flinders)
“Endangering Life: The Raced Politics of Gender in an Australian Case of the Criminalization of Exposure to HIV”
introduced by Professor David Murray
Wednesday, October 8, 3-5pm, 280N York Lanes
Please RSVP to this event by emailing email@example.com.
This paper tells a story of the criminalisation of exposure to HIV in recent times in Australia. It concerns John Chan, an Australian citizen of Sudanese background living in Adelaide, South Australia. Mr Chan came to Australia as a refugee in 1999. In 2004 he was diagnosed with HIV and, after first coming to the attention of the South Australian Health Department authorities, in 2009 he was arrested on a charge of ‘Endangering Life’ for having unprotected (consensual) sex with three women and thus exposing them to the virus. In mid 2011 he was sentenced to five and a half years in gaol. The paper uses John Chan’s story as a case study through which to analyse some aspects of contemporary gender relations in Australia. Its focus is on the position of white women in a cultural and political environment characterised by both conservative and neo-liberal discourses of gender and sexuality.
Barbara Baird is an Associate Professor in Women’s Studies at Flinders University in South Australia. She is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Feminist Research at York. Her research focuses on histories and cultural politics of sexuality and reproduction in contemporary Australia, with particular attention to their shaping by discourses of race and national identity. She is particularly interested in the politics of abortion and is currently embarking on a cultural history of the provision of abortion services in Australia since 1990. She is also part of a collaborative project to historicise sexual citizenship in Australia. Her work is widely published in journals of history and gender and sexuality studies.
h/t Amar Khoday of U of M Law (@AmarKhoday)
Just after posting re UVics jobs, realised this way is better. The fact that UVic got their own post with a bunny isn’t an endorsement….it’s just a belated realisation and nostalgia for the UVic bunnies, gone since 2011.