The Man Question: A Conference for Nancy Dowd

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Professor Nancy Dowd, the Levin Chair in Family Law, at the University of Florida has published a terrific new book called The Man Question.

I am very pleased to announce that scholars who study law’s relationship to masculinities and manliness, have convened a workshop at the University of Florida in honor of Nancy’s accomplishment.

Professor Martha Fineman at Emory will provide the keynote address and confirmed speakers include Professors Frank Rudy Cooper, John Kang, Ann McGinley, Valorie Vojdik.

The event is free and all are invited.  Those interested may email me at johnmkang@gmail or Professor Rachel Rebouché.  The formal announcement follows.

Asking “The Man Question:” A Workshop on Contemporary Masculinities

University of Florida Levin College of Law

Third Floor, Holland Hall, Room 345

Friday, November 18, 2011, 10:00 a.m.

 This workshop brings together leading gender and masculinities scholars to discuss the issues raised by Professor Nancy Dowd in The Man Question.  Speakers will explore questions of masculinity across diverse areas of employment discrimination, criminal law, international law, and constitutional law.  In addition, participants will grapple with theoretical questions of history, identity, vulnerability, and the limitations of equality rights.


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