2023 - 2024 CRG Forum Series

2023 - 2024 CRG Forum Series

Bios reflect speakers' status at the time of their presentation at the Center for Race and Gender.


Flyer for 9-21-2023 CRG Forum

"Reproducing Nation and the Social: Law's Regulation of Gender and Family" State Violence as Gender Violence"

09.21.2023  | 4:00 - 5:30 PM  | 691 Social Sciences Building (CRG Conference Room) 

with Rose Cuison Villazor (Professor of Law and Chancellor’s Social Justice Scholar, Rutgers Law School; Fellow in Residence, Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Center at NYU School of Law (AY 2023-2024)) and Prabha Kotiswaran (Professor of Law and Social Justice, Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London).

Laws of Social Reproduction - Prabha Kotiswaran
Feminists have long demonstrated the invisibility of women’s reproductive labor, performed in bearing and raising children, maintaining households, and socially sustaining male labor. Every wave of feminist struggle from the late nineteenth century onward has actively queried the inequalities that characterize women’s performance of such work, variously referred to as unpaid domestic and care work, domestic labor, or care work. Robust traditions of scholarship on women’s unpaid work animate various disciplines, often spilling into political struggles for adequate recognition of this work. As the pandemic has rendered visible once again the reproductive labor of women the world over, I offer an overview of social reproduction theory, feminist legal theorizations of reproductive labor, and how we might recuperate a rich tradition of theorizing on social reproduction to develop a materialist approach to law’s regulation of reproductive labor across the marriage -market spectrum with a view to social and economic justice.

Forbidden Love: Unearthing Racial Marriage Restrictions in Post-War Japan - Rose Cuison Villazor

Event co-sponsored by the Center for Law and Society

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Flyer for 9-14-2023 CRG Forum

"State Violence as Gender Violence"
Book Launch of The Cunning of Gender Violence (Duke University Press):  Second Part of Three-Part Event

09.14.2023  | 4:00 - 5:30 PM  | 370 Dwinelle Hall

with Inderpal Grewal (Professor Emeritus of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and of American Studies, Yale University), Nadera Shalhoub- Kevorkian (Lawrence D. Biele Chair in Law at the Faculty of Law-Institute of Criminology and the School of Social Work and Public Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), and Professor and Global Chair in Law, Queen Mary University of London (United Kingdom)), Shahla Talebi (Associate Professor, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Arizona State University), Leti Volpp (Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law in Access to Justice, UC Berkeley School of Law, and Director of the Center for Race and Gender, UC Berkeley), and discussant Sherene H. Razack (Distinguished Professor and the Penny Kanner Endowed Chair in Women’s Studies, Department of Gender Studies, UC Los Angeles).

Event sponsored by the Center for the Study of Social Difference at Columbia University and the Center for Race & Gender at UC Berkeley with support from the Henry Luce Foundation, and co-sponsored by the Department of Gender and Women's Studies and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

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