Trans*/Law

Convenor:
Bela Chatterjee

Traditionally, work on transgender has been included in the Conference's Gender, Sexuality and Law Stream. However, the increasingly distinct and rising profile of transgender both within and without the academy suggests that the introduction of a specific themed panel is now desirable. The panel welcomes papers (from any jurisdiction, comparative work would be welcome) which seek to illuminate and interrogate Trans* encounters with the law from a wide variety of perspectives, which might include (but are certainly not limited to) issues relating to the rights of Trans* minors; physical/mental health care and medical law; experiences in the military; family law; employment rights; immigration and asylum; criminal law; prison law; defamation law; education and the law; human rights; religion and law.

The asterisk in Trans* is used to visibly signal the diversity that exists in Transgender lives and experiences, and is intended to acknowledge all who challenge or disrupt binary gender boundaries. It is hoped that this inclusive approach can be reflected in papers submitted to the panel.

Abstracts may only be submitted via the Easy Chair Platform. They must be no longer than 300 words and should include your title, name and institutional affiliation and your email address for correspondence.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 18th January 2016.