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Nordic Law and Gender Conference 2023: Past-Present-Future

Welcome to the Nordic Law and Gender Conference 2023: Past-Present-Future. A Nordic international conference hosted by the Department of Law at the University of Gothenburg, October 25-27.

About the conference

The 2023 conference on the theme ‘Past-Present-Future’ aims to engage with not only the present and future challenges of law and gender in the Nordics but also to make the histories and legacies of law and gender in the Nordics matter in this process. The conference brings together legal scholars and practicians working in the fields of law, gender, and feminism broadly conceived. It seeks to situate the legal developments in the different Nordic countries in the context of a rapidly changing transnational, legal, social, political and economic landscape. The overall aim is to provide a legal, theoretical and critical basis for debates about past, present and future transformations of Nordic law.

Important dates

Call for papers, deadline August 1, 2023

Registration, Octoberber 1, 2023



Intersections of race, gender and coloniality are central not only to decolonial thought but to contemporary understandings of gender power relations more broadly. Yet in the Nordic context, conceptual discussions of imperial legacies and traces of the coloniality of gender and race have largely been subsumed by the doxa of Nordic colonial exceptionalism as peripheral to the wider colonial project. This is also true of Nordic feminist perspectives on law which have, to a large degree, been limited to questions of gender within the borders of the nation-state. Unsettling these borders, drawing on the work of decolonial feminist scholar Gloria Anzaldua, and existing insights into the various ways in which Nordic states were and continue to be complicit in colonial processes, this paper seeks to elaborate how the growing canon of ‘new imperial’ legal scholarship can develop Nordic feminist perspectives on law. This includes a reconceptualization of the conceptual and institutional trajectories of empire, particularly the ‘metropolitan turn’ which has emphasized the importance of recognizing and studying how colonialism shaped the histories not only of the colonies, but also those of the metropoles.

Miriam Bak McKenna, Ph.D, LL.M. University of Copenhagen is an Associate Professor of Law at the Institute of Social Science and Business, Roskilde University. Her work focusses on the theory and history of international law, drawing in particular on critical feminist and decolonial approaches to law. Her book Reckoning with Empire: Self-Determination in International Law (Brill) was released in December 2022

Technological advancement in the recent and coming years constitutes what is referred to as the fourth industrial revolution; fundamental alterations to the way people live, work, and relate to one another. This same technological progress has reenergised activists for gender equality and created space and tools for the fourth wave of feminism that seeks to empower women, mainstream intersectionality and utilises technology to mobilise the movement. 

The strides that have been taken in technological progress are partly reliant on the masses accepting the trade-off between the convenience technologies facilitates and the compromises to privacy adjacent to that same convenience. The invasive nature smart technology can turn an innocent convenient technological solution into a weapon of surveillance and abuse in the context of domestic abuse and stalking. The marketing of private surveillance as a form of abuse calls for a question about responsibility to protect women from gendered abuse and if the narrative central to the second wave feminism ‘the private is political’, needs to be readdressed in this context. 

Further, there are indications that a gender imbalance surrounding the development of the tech industry in the last decades has infused standard setting and norms contributing to a standardisation of static attitudes of gender equality. The fast pace of development and adaptation of Artificial Intelligence in particular raises concerns that in the context of gender equality, the fourth industrial revolution might cause a regression rather than advancement.    

Dr. María Rún Bjarnadóttir is the Director for Internet Safety at the Icelandic National Commissioner for Police and the Vice Chair of the Icelandic Media Commission. She is a member of Grevio, the independent expert body responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention).  

Her expertise lies at the intersection between technology and human rights and her professional experience extends to regulatory, advisory and policy roles in the fields of cybercrime, violence against women, human rights and internet law. She has advised NGO’s, governments, and public entities on issues of cybercrime, online abuse, gender-based violence, gender equality, freedom of expression and privacy. In her academic capacity, María has conducted research and designed and delivered modules that contribute to a nuanced framing and application of human rights online, notably through her award-winning research on sexual privacy online that underpinned comprehensive criminal and policy reforms introduced in Iceland in 2021.  

María holds a B.A. and mag.jur. in law from University of Iceland, and a PhD in law from University of Sussex.  

Discrimination law moved towards the center of the political stage following the 2022 elections in Sweden which brought to power a rightwing coalition in formalised cooperation with the ethnonationalist Sweden Democrats. The Sweden Democrats, who are given policy influence for their support of the government, have recently suggested that existing discrimination law should be replaced with a general ban on ‘unjustified differential treatment’ and that state funding for organizations working against discrimination should be cut off. This reform agenda has set off a broader public discussion about the purposes that discrimination law serves or should serve.

Set in motion by the ongoing discussion, this presentation offers an account of Swedish discrimination law during its more than five decades of existence. Histories of Swedish discrimination law usually present a narrative of development and progress, while also emphasizing persistent inefficiencies in implementation. Building on existing work skeptical of this narrative, the counterhistory presented here foregrounds disagreements about what discrimination law should be and do and highlights the symbolic as well as the instrumental functions of law.

Leila Brännström is an Associate Professor of Jurisprudence at Gothenburg University. Her research revolves around the law/politics nexus which she approaches theoretically, historically, and socio-legally. The empirical focus of several of her previous publications has been on discrimination law and legal engagements with ethnoracial inequality.

In the Nordic welfare states, the objective of gender equality has shaped legislation and policies intended to reduce differences and ensure the extension of welfare services and benefits to all. Efforts to recognize and support care work in the family are complemented by public care that facilitate family-work balance. Attempts to address inequality in access to resources are multifaceted, covering access to power and employment, promoting equal conditions and addressing harassment in employment, and regulating distribution of property within the family. Anti-discrimination law provides cross-cutting legal frameworks for addressing gender inequality.

However, at present, digitalisation seems to take over the realm of legal imagination for the Scandinavian welfare states. Emerging visions of “digital transformation” have the potential to induce profound changes in how the welfare state operates, and how it relates to individuals. This implicates gender in multiple ways: Digital and data-driven mass administration limits the visibility of individual life experiences and increases risks of stereotyping. Growing mass surveillance and data collection about individuals and families redraws boundaries between private and public. Reliance on algorithms impedes accountability for discrimination. But new emphasis on user-centric and tailored services can also provide spaces for reorganising bureaucratic and legal structures in ways that take the lived experiences of different groups of women and men as starting points.

Yet, gender remains at the margins of Nordic discourses on digitalisation of the state. How can we bring insights from the historic development of the equality-oriented welfare state to bear on the ongoing digital transformation?

Ingunn Ikdahl is professor at the Department of Public and International Law at the University of Oslo. She chaired the faculty’s research group Welfare, Rights and Discrimination (VERDI) in 2017–2022, and is currently co-chairing the research group on Law and technology. Ikdahl has worked on women’s law, non-discrimination, and rights to property and natural resources in sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, she is involved in research projects examining different dimensions of the Norwegian welfare state, including digitalization of the welfare state, welfare and rights after the 22 July terror attack, health rights and health services in prison, and the role of EEA law in Norwegian welfare administration. Her interest in gender perspectives, interdisciplinarity, legal pluralism, and legal theory cuts across these projects.

Call for papers

The organizing committee invites papers to be presented at the 2023 Law and Gender Conference, October 25–27, 2023.

We welcome abstracts (ca 250 words) from scholars and practitioners on the theme of our 2023 Nordic Law and Gender conference theme, the ‘Past-Present-Future’. This theme aims to engage with not only the present and future challenges of law and gender in the Nordics but also to make the histories and legacies of law and gender in the Nordics matter in this process. The conference brings together legal scholars and practitioners working in the fields of law, gender, and feminism broadly conceived. It seeks to situate the legal developments in the different Nordic countries in the context of a rapidly changing transnational, legal, social, political and economic landscape. The overall aim is to provide a legal, theoretical and critical basis for debates about past, present and future transformations of Nordic law and jurisprudence.


This stream brings together scholars, practitioners and activists interested in criminal law broadly conceived. In specific, we welcome papers that address how times of increasingly repressive crime policies in the Nordic countries shapes feminist engagement with the penal system and gender/intersectional analyses of criminal law. Is it possible to seek to improve the penal system through examination and critique, and simultaneously adopt a generally critical stance toward the system itself, querying its ability to achieve or help achieve justice? Considering changing geopolitical, socioeconomic, environmental, and economic relations, this stream hope to provide new ways of imagining and acting upon the historically close connection between feminism, the state, and criminal law measures in the Nordic countries.   

Contact: Linnea Wegerstad,  linnea.wegerstad@jur.lu.se, senior lecturer, Faculty of Law, Lund University.

The Nordic countries have abolished tax regulations that explicitly differentiate between men and women. However, formally gender-neutral tax provisions and tax policies can affect women and men differently because tax laws interact with socioeconomic realities and the social security system. It is therefore important to analyze tax law in a broader socioeconomic and social law context. Gender differences in outcome correlated especially with persisting gender gaps in employment rates and patterns, in the distribution of unpaid work, as well as with regard to income, old age security, poverty and wealth. In the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis and present economic crisis tax policy agenda, tax policy makers on particularly the international level, have come to insight that the tax policy agenda of the past decades have created a multitude of sustainability and inequality issues that ultimately contradict the Agenda 2030 global goals to combat poverty, centered on women and their children. Future tax policies need to be sensitive to what socio-economic gender inequalities tax regulations have both created and neglected. Future tax reforms also need to be a part of the mobilization and redistribution of resources to build substantive capacity of fair tax reforms to create inclusive societies.  

In this session we welcome papers that address issues related to gender inequalities in taxation from different perspectives based in law, economics, human rights, fiscal sociology, and other relevant perspectives. 

Contact:  Åsa Gunnarsson, asa.gunnarsson@umu.se , professor, Ume University. 

Climate change does not discriminate, in the sense that it adversely affects both physical and social environments. However, due to existing multi-dimensional injustices within societies, some human groups may experience climate change disproportionately based on their perceived gender, race and social identities and economic status. Widespread gender inequality in societies also ensures that women as a group are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change through having lesser social and political standings than men. At the same time, women’s experiences also vary depending on the societal designs of the regions and their economic realities: such as women groups from wealthy economies in the global North and the Nordics may experience these impacts less prominently than other women groups from developing economies in the global South.    

In general, gender inequality negatively affects women’s developmental growth and opportunities that can otherwise be utilised to tackle climate change and aggravate their existing social vulnerabilities, which has the capacity to exacerbate the impacts of climate change that they experience. Furthermore, to best assist women with their vulnerabilities, it's also necessary to understand what vulnerability means to them based on their cultural realities and societal designs. Hence, strategies to build climate change should prioritise the needs and rights of women and ensure their access to resources and decision-making power. In the long run, this will not only support well-being and empowerment of women but also contribute to more effective and equitable climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts.  

With this background this Panel aims to :   

i) highlight the integral connection between climate change and gender injustices, and the need for gender-responsive climate action;  

ii) provide an avenue to discuss how law may be used as an engine to initiate transformation of the social systems and contribute to climate-resilient development for women; and  

iii) draw cross-jurisdictional lessons for both the global North and global and global South.   

Contact: Raihanatul Jannat, raihanatul.jannat@uef.fi,  PhD Candidate at University of Eastern Finland/Coordinator of the Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL), Ndimyake Mwalugaja, ndimyam@student.uef.fi, PhD Candidate at University of Eastern Finland.  

The panel stream Arctic, Gender and Change: Power of Relations and Law? seeks to put the Arctic region, and the changes that the people and land of the arctic are experiencing, center stage. Far from national and international centers of decision, policy and law-making, the Arctic region is becoming increasingly important for its geostrategic location, natural resources, and new potential trade routes. However, the Arctic region is also home, and a place of past and present struggles between cultures and over how we relate to each other and the earth. Given some of the challenges facing the region, it is easy to believe that the relations of exploitation and oppression will continue, but there are alternatives. Let us explore them.   

Contact: Sari Kouvo, sari.kouvo@law.gu.se, Associate Professor at the Department of Law at Gothenburg University. 

The separation of the Nordic majority churches from the Nordic states, administratively, economically, theoretically, implies a central dimension of legal separation. Also, the human rights understanding of religion as a field of collective organization, free from state law influence, and the social fact of a diversity of lived religious law, have impact not only on the members and leaders of the churches, but also on society in all. The transformation implies basic changes in the understanding of the law in the Nordic countries.   

Contact: Lisbet B. Christoffersen, lic@ruc.dk, professor of law & religion at Department of Society and Business, Roskilde University, and adjunct professor of Ecclesiastical Law at the Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen.   

A/The Creature is embedded in interactions intertwined with its fellow creatures and materialities, while also evolving by its own decision. I use the word Creature not to specifically align with any one approach: feminism, critical disability studies, de-colonial, queer, trans, posthuman, inter-species, intergenerational feminist scholarship, but to emphasize the indeterminacy of all of them, and more. The Creature is a host to other creatures, bacteria, viruses; it ingests and is being ingested. Humanity’s “progress”, which has resulted in myriad of unintended consequences, from contamination, often irreversible environmental damage, loss of species, as well as changes in species behaviour, is also testing its own capacities. It has suffered, it has been uprooted from its “natural” habitat, the habitat itself was destroyed, but the planet shining above it continues to exist objectively.  So, the Creature becomes a cyborg, a cosmo-body, instead of just a body with a damaged internal glitch, and hence goes beyond the perceived stereotype of a weakness, damage, disability, or even acceptance of “natural death”. It is interested in cosmos, as an illimitable expanse, that is not yet well known. This stream would therefore focus on the indeterminacy of humanity, and therefore all its different self-expressions rooted in gender, or otherwise.   

Contact: Elena Cirkovic, PhD, elena.cirkovic@helsinki.fi or elena.cirkovic@mpi.lu, dr., Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law.

The nature of injustice is a central and recurrent theme in discussions regarding Law and Gender, as well as in contributions to Retfaerd, the Nordic Journal on Law and Society. In the Retfaerd stream we have chosen to focus on the nature of injustice with contributions very different legal empirical arenas, but all informed by Miranda Frickers concept of Epistemic Injustice (Fricker 2007). The point of departure in traditional legal studies tend to start from justice as the norm and injustice as a deviation. In contrast, Fricker builds upon the social fact that injustice is the norm. Accordingly, injustice is a more fruitful methodological starting point.     

Fricker focuses principally on two injustices: testimonial justice where the credibility attributed to a speaker’s assertion is reduced by prejudice of some kind, and hermeneutical injustice which builds upon insufficient shared concepts or interpretive tropes, owing to hermeneutical marginalization. Epistemic injustice results in wrongs of different kind. Primarily, one is wronged in the capacity as an epistemic subject, e.g. not being noticed, heard or listened to; capacities essential to distinctly human value. Secondly, wrong results in practical disadvantages; failing to convince a public authority, losing benefits etc.      

Contact: Lotta Wendel, lotta.wendel@mau.se, PhD, senior lecturer, Malmö University. 

In recent history, Nordic family law has changed from a force shoring up rigid gender roles into an instrument for the promotion of gender equality. This area of law has also gone from reinforcing the married heterosexual nuclear family to recognising different kinds of families to a greater extent. Assisted reproduction has further expanded the possibilities of what it means to form a family. This in turn has challenged traditional notions of who should or should not be considered a parent.  The recognition of same-sex and transgender families has resulted in the elaboration of gender-neutral regulations as well as new conceptions of parenthood that go beyond what has traditionally been conceived of as maternity and paternity. Another trend in family law is an increasing focus on human rights, specifically anti-discrimination, respect for private and family life, and the best interests of the child. At the same time there has been a conservative backlash, in the Nordic region and globally. A continuation of the development towards expansion and deepening of human rights that we have witnessed in recent decades cannot be taken for granted.  

One challenge for the future of family law and gender is the issue of surrogacy in relation to women's and children's rights. Another challenge is the question of gender neutrality in relation to the experiences of women and LGBTQI+ persons. Yet another is the existence of families with more than two partners or parents. The very definition and boundaries of family law are also in question - what relationships will be regarded as family and kinship relations in the future?  

Contact: Erik Mägi, erik.magi@law.gu.se, doctoral student at the University of Gothenburg, and Elin Jonsson, elin.jonsson@umu.se, LLD at Umeå University.  

Education is essential to prevention and elimination of men’s violence against women. Since 2018, the subject is mandatory in eight study programs at Swedish universities. The new mandate is regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) and includes master programmes in Law at Swedish universities. Graduates are expected to meet victims of violence in their future work as lawyers and it’s therefore important that they are equipped with knowledge based on both practice and research. Different methods and approaches have been identified in the work of implementing the new mandate at Swedish universities.

Examples of proposals for the stream include, but are not limited to: 

  • Different and inspiring pedagogical approaches to teaching and examining law students on the subject of men’s violence against women.
  • Intersectional approaches to the subject of men’s violence against women, particularly with the focus on vulnerable groups.
  • New theoretical approaches to victimology and men’s violence against women.
  • Discourse on men’s violence against women and how that effects domestic law and/or policies and how to raise the question in a teaching situation.

Contact: Alexandra Lebedeva, Alexandra.lebedeva@nck.uu.se, Lecturer at the National Centre for Men’s Violence against Women (NCK), LL.M and PhD, Uppsala university.

The G-LPE stream addresses how gender shapes and impacts the legal regulation of markets and economic activity. This includes the relationship between capitalism and patriarchy, the role of the family in structuring social and economic norms, the gendered nature of economic governance and the fundamental and often invisible link between production and reproduction. We are especially interested in understanding the Nordic welfare model of capitalism and its constructions of gender equality and autonomy.  

The stream welcomes papers on topics related but not limited to:   

  • Gender and the regulation of work and care under globalization
  • The political economy of gender-related violence
  • Legal constructions of gender, sex, sexuality and the family
  • Gender and global governance processes, such as development, peacebuilding and financial restructuring
  • Gender in the welfare state 

Contact: Maj Grasten, mg.bhl@cbs.dk, Assistant Professor in Law and Governance, Department of Business Humanities and Law, Copenhagen Business School 

Law’s violence is a well-recognised dimension of law; the violence of law is associated with the penal system and the enforcement of law, or with the withdrawal of status, benefits, and effective access to justice as well as law’s inability to address massive scale harms and law’s contribution to different forms of exploitation. (E.g. Benjamin 1978; Cover 1986; Derrida 1990; Matsuda 1987; Veitch 2007.) This stream addresses a less discussed aspect of law’s violence: the way in which legal norms and practices touch, form, mold and discipline our physical bodies. The stream studies experiences of intersectional violence from the perspective of the gendered body and asks how intersectional violence works to isolate and silence gendered bodies by making them invisible or forcing them into public examination. The intertwining of discursive and physical, of legal and medical, and of legal and political, for instance, (re)produces the ways in which we experience ourselves in our physical bodies, how we are experienced by others as bodily beings, and normatively circumscribes our physical existence in the world. The intersectional violence produced in the epistemic, discursive, and disciplinary practices of different regimes both produces and destroys us as autonomous beings. For this stream, we welcome empirical and conceptual analyses based on different research traditions as well as presentations based on, for example, artistic expressions or activism. We encourage participants to rethink legal tradition’s onto-epistemological assumptions, including those on subjectivity and objectivity, for example through autoethnographic contributions.  Our stream responds to the overarching conference theme ‘Past-Present-Future’ by inviting contributions that focus on the temporal elements of violence and trauma and / or engage with the present and future challenges of law in dealing with gendered violence and trauma as well as the histories and legacies of Nordic women’s law and law and gender in the Nordics.  

Contact: Dr. Sanna Mustasaari, sanna.mustasaari@uef.fi, Senior Researcher, UEF Law School, Finland; Dr. (Docent) Kati Nieminen, kati.nieminen@helsinki.fi, University Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Helsinki University, Finland 

This stream will discuss various cases of visible and invisible gender-based discrimination through representations and mediations derived from legal precedents, historical case-studies, language, art, and tradition. From medieval monsters and witches to modern language of law, trials based on words, mediated culture, symbolism of hierarchies, and gender justice activism and far-right resistance to it. The stream aims to combine perspectives of history, cultural studies, gender studies and law. We warmly invite papers on relevant topics from sister disciplines. Examples of proposals for the stream include, but are not limited to: 

  • Direct and indirect threats to gender equality in Nordics: the heritage of witch hunt as a metaphor for women’s rights infringement 
  • Historical and modern symbolism in relation to legal hierarchies in relation to gender, race and species-Invisible discrimination in the language of law in the past and future  
  • (In)visibility of gender in languages and the legal consequences-Women lost in translation (female representations in languages with and without grammatical gender) 
  • Effects of language on the outcomes of court trials and/or policies (#jagvetvadsnippanär) 
  • Representations of women and LGBTQI+ community in culture and how it affects Nordic migration law/policies 
  • Art and gender: the effects and causes of the public perceptions related to the legal sphere-Resistance to equality and Nordic moral exceptionalism  
  • Gender equality activism and anti-discrimination policies in the Nordics (or the lack there of)

Contact: Ekaterina Markovich (law, UTU), ekmark@utu.fi 

This stream brings together scholars and scholarship at the intersection of law, gender and the animal. Following the seminal work of Carol J. Adams (The Sexual Politics of Meat (1990), and Animals and women: Feminist theoretical explorations (1995, with Josephine Donovan), and the ‘turn’ to critical animal jurisprudence in law and its scholarship (e.g. Yoriko Otomo & Edward Mussawir (eds) Law and the Question of the Animal A Critical Jurisprudence (2013)) the questions for this stream include (but are not limited to): Gendered and legal interspecies relations in the Anthropocene; Human-nonhuman kinship/Non-natalist normativities (make kins, not babies!); Embodied experiences and the ordering of animality; Animal subjectivity and rights; The laws and norms of trans-species (medical) intersections: transplants, implants, and chimerism; Non-human law/Non-human jurisprudence; Normativities of veganism/cannibalism; Animal welfare and its laws; Colonial gender and animal relations (in the Nordics); The animal ‘other’ in Nordic law and jurisprudence. 

Contact: Håkan Gustafsson, hakan.gustafsson@law.gu.se, professor in jurisprudence at Department of Law, University of Gothenburg. 

This stream aims to initiate an intergenerational discussion and reflection on the theme law and gender through the lens of the past, present and future. The stream brings together intergenerational scholars to form alliances and/or start conversations on law and gender from various perspectives and experiences across generational borders to shed light on and develop various aspects through past, present and future. 

Contact: Moa Bladini, moa.bladini@law.gu.se, senior lecturer, Department of Law, University of Gothenburg 

In this stream we welcome papers that do not fit in under the other streams.

Contact: Erik Björling, erik.bjorling@law.gu.se, senior lecturer, Department of Law, University of Gothenburg.

Are you working on a paper, book chapter, essay, book proposal, or funding application and are in need of feedback? We welcome PhD and Early Career Researchers (ECR) participants to submit an abstract for a written paper (max. 200 words). Authors of accepted abstracts will later be asked to submit full papers (max. 8000 words) in advance of the conference. The full texts will be available only to other writers’ workshop participants and designated senior scholars acting as discussants within this stream. Each paper will have an assigned participant reader, as well as a senior scholar reader, and will be discussed together with other written papers as part of the writers’ workshop. We encourage PhD and ECR scholars to take the opportunity to have their papers read and discussed. All participants in this stream will be asked to present someone else’s paper: you will thus not present your own paper. As part of the writers’ workshop, participants will be provided with a template to structure and present their reading of, and feedback on, others’ work. 

Contact: Matilda Arvidsson, matilda.arvidsson@law.gu.se, associate professor (docent) in international law, assistant senior lecturer in jurisprudence, Department of Law, University of Gothenburg. 

Daniela Alaattinoğlu presents her recently published book, followed by comments by Professor Anne Hellum (University of Oslo) and Associate Professor Sari Kouvo (University of Gothenburg). 
In the last century, the treatment of victims of involuntary sterilisation and castration in Nordic countries has varied drastically from state to state, across time and victim groups. Considering why this is the case, Daniela Alaattinoğlu investigates how laws and practices of involuntary, surgical sterilisation and castration have been established, abolished and remedied in three Nordic states: Sweden, Norway and Finland, over the last 100 years. Developing the concept of grievance formation, the book explores why some states have claimed public responsibility while others have not, and why some victim groups have mobilised while others have remained silent. Alaattinoğlu illuminates issues of human and constitutional rights, the evolution of the welfare state and state responsibility in both national and global contexts.   

Contact: Daniela Alaattinoğlu, daniela.alaattinoglu@utu.fi, Assistant Professor, Docent of Socio-legal Studies, Faculty of Law, University of Turku 

The authors present the recently published book, followed by comments by Leila Brännström, senior lecturer, Department of Law, University of Gothenburg.  

Contact: Anne Hellum, anne.hellum@jus.uoi.no, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. 

Book Launch Panel: Gender and law: women’s, gender and equality perspectives in legal education [Kjønn og rett: Kvinne-, kjønns- og likestillingsperspektiver i jusstudiet] (Eds. Ingunn Ikdahl, Anne Hellum, John Asland, Herman Bruserud, Maria Astrup Hjort, Bjørk Gudmundsdottir Jonassen, May-Len Skilbrei 

The authors present the recently published book, followed by comments by Stine Jørgensen.  

Contact: Anne Hellum, anne.hellum@jus.uoi.no, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo.

Abstract should be sent via email to the convener of the respective streams by August 1, 2023. If you are unsure of which stream is the better fit for you, please send your abstract to the general stream. The general stream convenors will help assign your abstract. Please note that your abstract may be assigned to a different stream than your first choice, due to availability and overall planning of the conference schedule.

You will be notified of the convener’s decision in August, 2023. NB: Don’t forget to register for the conference – an accepted paper is not a registration!


Organizing committee

Matilda Arvidsson
Moa Bladini
Wanna Svedberg Andersson
Eva-Maria Svensson



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The conference starts at 10 am, October 25th and ends at 2 pm, October 27th.

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