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Feminist Fridays with the IFLS 2010-11: This Friday!

The IFLS is hosting three “Feminist Fridays” this school year.  These events are an opportunity to hear feminist scholarship presented in a relaxed atmosphere where JD students, graduate students and faculty are all welcome.  We even provide food and
(water/tea/coffee) drinks!

We invite all members of the community to attend – no RSVP necessary.    The first session is this Friday September 24 at 130 in Osgoode’s (newly renovated!) room 207.  It will feature Profs Kate Sutherland (on Lucy Maud Montgomery and her legal battles) and Shelley Kierstead (on parental alienation syndrome in courts & media) – with our new Dean, Lorne Sossin, providing commentary.  Get the poster for this Friday here. The brochure for all three sessions is here.

2008 Critical Perspectives on Environment and Women’s Health Workshop Co sponsored by IFLS and National Network on Environments and Women's Health

Supported by the National Network on Environment and Women’s Health (NNEWH), a Center of Excellence located at York University, this interdisciplinary workshop sought to engage with contemporary ideas around environmental health and justice.

“As feminists, activists and scholars we are committed to a social determinants of health model, which allows for an analysis of the complex ways in which environments produce and reproduce the conditions that create disparities in health. We are interested in exploring and deconstructing conceptions of nature, motherhood, ecologies and health as articulated within mainstream environmental discourses.

“We are seeking to overcome the tendency towards fragmentation of social movements, and to foster environmental justice organizing that takes account of gender, sexuality, race, citizenship and dis/ability in a way that is inclusive and that meaningfully accounts for difference.

Participant List

ANNE BLOOM Associate Professor of Law at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

PASCALE FOURNIER Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa and an associate at the university’s Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC)


Assistant Professor of Cultural and Social Anthropology at Stanford University.

ARYN MARTIN Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology and Program in Science & Technology Studies at York University.

STU MARVEL (Osgoode PhD candidate)

ROXANNE MYKITIUK Associate Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

DAYNA NADINE SCOTT Assistant Professor Osgoode Hall, cross-appointed with the Faculty of Environmental Studies

RACHEL STEIN professor of English and director of Women’s and Multicultural Studies at Siena College in New York.

NOËL STURGEON Chair and Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and Graduate Faculty in American Studies at Washington State University

CHERYL TEELUCKSINGH Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology at Ryerson University

This workshop inspired an article recently published by Prof. Dayna Scott (Osgoode) a co director of the NNEWH

Gender Benders: Sex and Law in the constitution of polluted bodies.  Feminist Legal Studies (2009) 17: 241

Springerlink to article (requires authorized access)

2004 Feminist Faculty Workshop

A Collective Conversation

The IFLS sponsored and hosted this meeting of over 20 feminist legal scholars teaching at Canadian universities. Roundtables were lively and new scholars were invited to present their work to the group.   The day created new friendships and renewed others.  Attendees included Osgoode Professors Mary Jane Mossman (the IFLS director), Toni Williams, Carys Craig, and Sonia Lawrence, along with York’s Annie Bunting and former Osgoode student Carissima Mathen (UNB).

TGIFeministF: The IFLS Feminist Friday speaker series

The IFLS Feminist Friday speakers series began in 2003-2004.

Feminist Fridays bring together students and faculty from a range of departments to hear presentations on the work of our colleagues.

Prof Lolita Buckner-Inniss from Cleveland Marshall College of Law, student Claudia Schmeing and Osgoode Professor Margaret Beare attend a Feminist Friday in 2006

We usually include commentary from another faculty member, and we always have time for audience discussion and snacks afterwards.

Over the years, this series has hosted an impressive number of speakers.  Here are some highlights from the past decade.

For our current events list, click here.

Friday October 17, 2008

Feminist Friday Special Event: Graduate Student Showcase

Chair: Professor Dayna Scott (Osgoode)


Kaushalya Bannerji (PhD candidate, Osgoode): “Rethinking MacKinnon: Race, Feminisms, and the State”
Grace Park (PhD candidate, Osgoode): “Poor Women and Access to Justice”
Shannon Stewart (PhD candidate, Osgoode): “Reflections on Queer Theory”

Mary Stokes (PhD candidate, Osgoode): “Exploring the Scope of Feminist Analysis: An Example from the History of Municipal Law”

Commentator: Professor Margaret Thornton (Australian National University)
Barbara Betcherman Distinguished Visitor 2008

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