Multidimensional Masculinities and Law: A Colloquium

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Ann McGinley (UNLV) has passed along the details of a program to be held in Las Vegas next weekend. “Multidimensional Masculinities and Law: A Colloquium” is sponsored by UNLV Boyd School of Law and co-sponsored by Suffolk University Law School.  The colloquium celebrates a new edited collection, Masculinites and Law: A Multidimensional Approach, edited by Frank Rudy Cooper and Ann C. McGinley.  The book will be published by New York University Press in 2011.  The Colloquium will also consider the direction of the field of Masculinities and Law.

Here’s the program:

Multidimensional Masculinities and Law: A Colloquium
Friday and Saturday, February 18 and 19, 2011
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
Las Vegas, Nevada

Friday, February 18

9:00 – Continental Breakfast & Coffee

9:15 – Introductions

9:30 – 10:50 – Panel I: Theory I – Multidimensional Masculinities

Moderator: Elizabeth L. MacDowell


Athena D. Mutua: The Multidimensional Turn: Revisiting Progressive Black Masculinities
Juliet Williams: The Theory and Practice of Multiple Masculinities
Frank Rudy Cooper: The King Stay the King: Multidimensional Masculinities and Capitalism in The Wire

10: 50 – 11:10- Break and Refreshments

11:10- 12:30 – Panel II: Theory II – Feminism, Masculinities and Shifting Lenses

Moderator: Sylvia Lazos


Nancy E. Dowd,
Nancy Levit, and
Ann C. McGinley: Feminist Legal Theory Meets Masculinities Theory

12:30 – 2:00 – Lunch – Keynote Speakers— Devon W. Carbado and Russell K. Robinson, UCLA School of Law

2:10-3:30 Panel III: Masculinities, Work and Families: Empirical Observations

Moderator: Ann Cammett


Joan C. Williams: Caring in Secret
Beth Burkstrand-Reid: Masculinities and “Mr. Mom”
Leticia M. Saucedo: Border-Crossing Stories and Masculinities

3:30-3:45 – Break & Refreshments

3:50-5:10 – Panel IV: Masculinities and Legal Constructs

Moderator: Fatma Marouf


Kim Buchanan: E-race-ing Gender: The Racial Construction of Prison Rape
Dina Francesca Haynes, Masculinities and Child Soldiers in Post-Conflict Societies
Zachary Kramer: Of Meat and Manhood

6:30 – Dinner – sponsored by Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA (participants and invited guests only)

Saturday, February 19

9:00 – Continental Breakfast & Coffee

9:15 – Announcements

9:30 – 10:50- Panel V: Masculinities and Institutions

Moderator: Elaine Shoben


Joan W. Howarth: Masculinities and Institutional Strength
Deborah L. Brake: Sport and Masculinity: The Promise and Limits of Title IX
Jamie R. Abrams: Enlisting the Nineteenth Amendment as a Weapon for Political Equality

10:50-11:10 – Break & Refreshments

11:15- 12:35 – Panel VI: Masculinities and Relationships

Moderator: Terrill Pollman


Sam Jones: The Invisible Man: The Neglect of Men and Boys in the Publicity and Prosecutions Regarding Human Trafficking
Dwight Fee, Democratizing Masculinity?: Towards a Relational Ethic Among Men
Reginald L. Robinson: Dark Secrets II: Masculinity, Down-Low Phenomenon and the Myth of Mother-Son Love

12:45-2:15- Lunch – A Conversation— Developing the Discipline of Masculinities and Law: Where Do We Go from Here? – Library Reserve Room

Discussion Leaders: Frank Rudy Cooper and Ann C. McGinley

2:20- 3:40- Panel VII: International and Comparative Perspectives of Masculinities

Moderator: Rachel J. Anderson


Camille A. Nelson: Sexuality without Borders: Exploring the Paradoxical Connection between Dancehall and Colonial Law in Jamaica
Valorie K. Vojdik: Masculinities, Feminism and the Turkish Headscarf Ban: Sahin Revisted
Barbara Pozzo: Masculinities Italian Style

3:50- 5:00 – Dessert Reception – Reserve Room of the Wiener-Rogers Law Library, UNLV

There will be a book display in the Wiener Rogers Law Library on Saturday, February 19.

Looks like a great line-up!

-Bridget Crawford

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