Columbia Journal of Gender & Law Symposium: Gender on the Frontiers: Confronting Intersectionalities

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April 10, 2009       9:30 am – 5 pm
Room 107

Jerome Greene Hall Columbia Law School

Women Crossing Borders, 9:30 am
Soraya Fata, Staff Attorney, Legal Momentum
Sharmila Lodhia, Post-doctoral Fellow, Santa Clara University
Jenni Milbank, Professor of Law, University of Technology Sydney (Australia)

Traditional Institutions through a Non-Traditional Lens, 10:40 am
Angela Irvine, Principal Researcher, Ceres Policy Research
Eva Ryrstedt, Professor of Law, Lund University (Sweden)
Sarah Valentine, Law Professor and Librarian, CUNY School of Law

Real Queer Advocacy: Intersection and Divergence, 11:45 am
Libby Adler, Professor of Law, Northeastern University
Tony Varona, Professor of Law, American University

Keynote Address, 12:45 pm
(luncheon in Jerome Greene Annex)
Dean Spade, Professor of Law, Seattle University

Legally-Constructed Gender and Sexual Identities, 2:30 pm
Jessie Hill, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University
Khiara Bridges, Post-doctoral Fellow, Center for Reproductive Rights/Columbia Law School
Barrak Alzaid, MA Candidate, New York University
Shankar Prasad, Political Scientist and Chief Marketing Officer, AKOS Health Systems, Inc.

Women Committing Crimes: Gendered Conduct Outside the Law, 4:00 pm
Rebecca Tushnet, Professor of Law, Georgetown University
Linda Fentiman, Professor of Law, Pace University
Benedetta Faedi, Graduate Fellow and JSD Candidate, Stanford University

Final panel will be followed by a reception in the Jerome Greene Annex.
Registration details to follow. For more information, contact the Journal of Gender and Law at

– Katherine Franke

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