The Gender, Law and Policy Colloquium examines cutting-edge issues about gender, law, and policy through a series of presentations in which prominent scholars actively engaged in new and important research on such issues present scholarly works-in-progress for discussion with the instructor, students enrolled in the Colloquium, and interested faculty. The colloquium meets in Room 417 from 4:20 to 6:20 p.m. Please contact Professor Linda McClain at lmcclain@bu.edu if you would like a copy of any of the draft papers.

Fall 2018 Speakers & Paper Titles

September 17
Danielle Keats Citron, Morton & Sophia Macht Professor of Law, University of Maryland, Frances King Carey School of Law; visiting Fordham Law School, Fall 2018, presenting “Sexual Privacy,” __ Yale L. J. __ (forthcoming)

October 1
Dr. Sarah Ihmoud, Postdoctoral Associate in Anthropology and WGS Studies, Boston University, presenting “Severed Intimacies: Women, Gender and Policing the Family in Occupied East Jerusalem”

October 15
Jordan Blair Woods, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Arkansas School of Law, presenting “LGBTQ Child Welfare and the Limits of Nondiscrimination”

October 29
Sonu Bedi, Joel Parker 1811 Professor in Law and Political Science, Hans ’80 and Kate Morris Director of the Ethics Institute, Associate Professor of Government, Dartmouth College, presenting Chapters 1 and 5 from Bedi, Private Racism

November 5
Joanna L. Grossman, Ellen K. Solender Endowed Chair in Women and the Law, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, presenting “Sexual Harassment in the Post-Weinstein World”

November 19
Rachel Rebouché, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research, Temple University, Beasley School of Law, presenting “Surrogacy Contracts and Prenatal Testing”

December 3
Robin A. Lenhardt, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Center on Race, Law and Justice, Fordham University School of Law, presenting “Whitewashing the Family”