International Conference on Gender and “The Law”: Limits, Contestations and Beyond

Jun 04, 2014 09:00

4-6 June 2014 – Dokuz Eylul University and Gediz University, Izmir, Turkey

International Conference on Gender and “The Law”: Limits, Contestations and Beyond

The conference aims to engage with different legal systems across cultures focusing on the ways in which social mores are institutionalised in societies aiming to render a subtle, complex account of the discursive construction of gender, linking together ideologies, language, their cultural groundings and their operation in legal context. It invites the participants to bring in the cases that enable further discussions in relation to broader contexts including social, political, cultural, economic and legal processes that underlie the construction of the gendered subjectivities.
This conference is open for papers across disciplines, including, but not limited to, legal studies, sociology, anthropology, gender studies, cultural studies, politics, international relations and else.

There will also be a post-conference trip on Saturday, 7th June, to the ancient city of Ephesus, kindly sponsored by our local partners.

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We would like to thank to our local sponsor As – mira for their kind and generous support. (


Keynote Speakers

Prof Sara Friedman

Anthropology Department, Indiana University

Prof Juliet Mitchell *

Psychoanalysis & Gender Studies, University of Cambridge

Prof Lisa Webley

Empirical Legal Studies, University Of Westminster

Prof Julia Eckert

Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern

Prof Heaven Crawley

Centre for Migration Policy Research, Swansea University

Prof Robert Wintemute

Department of Law, King’s College

Prof. Valorie K. Vojdik 

College of Law, University of Tennessee

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Conference Committee

Prof Muhammet Ozekes (Dean of the Law Faculty, Gediz U.)
Prof M.Vedat Pazarlıoğlu (Dept of Economics, Dokuz Eylül U.)
Dr Sibel Safi (Law Faculty-Gediz University, LCSS, UEL)
Dr Ozlem Biner (Dept of Anthropology, U. of Cambridge)
Dr Nevzat Şimşek (Dept of Economics, Dokuz Eylül U.)
Dr Latif Taş (Law Faculty, Humboldt U.)
Dr Nalan Kahveci (Law Faculty, Dokuz Eylül U.)
Ms Feray J. Baskın (Dept of Anthropology, Indiana U.)
Ms. Sertaç Sehlikoglu (Dept of Anthropology, U. of Cambridge)
Mr. Şeref Kavak (Department of Politics, Keele U.)
Mr. Ufuk Uçar (Law, LCSS)
MS. Ozlem Erden (Education, Indiana U. )

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Juliet will no longer be present at the conference.


Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey (4-5 June 2014)

The Address:

REKTÖRLÜĞÜ Kültür Mh. Cumhuriyet Blv No:144 35210
Konak- İzmir

Gediz University, Izmir, Turkey (6 June 2014)

Transportation will be provided by Gediz University. The meeting point is going to be in fornt of Dokuz Eylul University.


Abstract Submission Deadline: 7 December 2013
Paper notification: 24 January 2014
Early-bird registration: 24 March 2014
Final registration deadline: 28 April 2014
Full-paper submission deadline: 9 May 2014


Registration is now closed.

Registration fee: £175

Early-bird registration fee: £150 (until 24th March 2014)

Final registration deadline: 9 May 2014

Registration fee includes the conference dinner on Thursday, 5th June.


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We are pleased to announce that the conference programme and the book of abstracts for the ICGL 2014 “International Conference on Gender and “The law”; Limits, Contestations and Beyond” is now available.