Thursday, April 11th 4:30pm, Skylight Room
Martha Fineman, Professor, Emory University School of Law
Elizabeth Emens, Professor, Columbia University School of Law
“Feminism, Masculinities, and Multiple Identities”
RSVP requested at http://fineman.eventbrite.com
Prof. Fineman will be presenting for the 2012-2013 Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series at the Graduate Center to be followed by commentary by Prof. Emens and group discussion.
The Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series is an interdisciplinary project focused on how democratic societies can be inclusive of a wide range of cultural practices and forms of expression while maintaining a commitment to respecting a secular public sphere, universal human rights, and women’s equality. Led by Dist. Prof. Carol Gould (Philosophy, Political Science), Prof. Ruth O’Brien (Political Science), Prof. Omar Dahbour (Philosophy), and Dist. Prof. Richard Wolin (History, Political Science, Comp. Literature), fourteen events exploring these issues will be held at the Graduate Center throughout the 2012-2013 academic year. For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit the Mellon Sawyer Seminar website at: http://mellonsaywerseminar.ws.gc.cuny.edu/
Martha Albertson Fineman is a Robert W. Woodruff Professor. An internationally recognized law and society scholar, Fineman is a leading authority on family law and feminist jurisprudence. Following graduation from University of Chicago Law School in 1975, she clerked for the Hon. Luther M. Swygert of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Fineman began her teaching career at the University of Wisconsin in 1976. In 1990, she moved to Columbia University where she was the Maurice T. Moore Professor. Before coming to Emory, she was on the Cornell Law School faculty where she held the Dorothea Clarke Professorship, the first endowed chair in the nation in feminist jurisprudence. Her essay in the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, “The Vulnerable Subject: Anchoring Equality in the Human Condition,” will form the basis of a book to be published by Princeton University Press in 2013.