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Queen's University

Feminist Legal Studies

 Feminist Legal Studies Queen's & Women for Tax Justice & FemTax International

CALL FOR STUDENT AND NEW SCHOLAR PAPERS to be presented at the upcoming conference:

"Women and Tax Justice at Beijing+20: Taxing and Budgeting for Sex Equality"

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2015 and the 20th Anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action March 6-7, 2015 Faculty of Law, Queen's University Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Graduate and undergraduate students and new scholars working in any institutional context who are doing research related to economic gender equality, gender budget issues, revenues for human rights, tax policy or law, Indigenous economic development and gender, the gender impact of tax haven and offshoring policies, financing for development, oils/mining/gas revenue issues, IMF, World Bank, and/or EU conditionalities, cultural analysis of fiscal discourses, or related topics are invited to submit paper proposals for the upcoming 'developing scholars' program at the Women and Tax Justice/International Women's Day conference being held on March 6 at Queen's University Faculty of Law. Those participating in the March 6 program will be automatically registered for the remainder of the March 6-7 program.

Travel and accommodation funding will be available for a limited number of speakers. Preference will be given to those addressing developing and emerging economy country issues.

Further details can be found at:

This call contemplates interdisciplinary submissions from students at any level, in any type of program, from scholars new to this research domain (whether new academics or experienced scholars) working in any type of institutional unit (academic, government, nongovernmental, community groups, other).

Sample topics include basic questions such as --

  • what government or social programs need to be funded, and why?
  • what discriminatory tax laws or economic policies need to be changed, and why?

Proposals should be submitted by Dec. 31. Earlier submissions will be considered and accepted on a rolling basis.

Please circulate this call to anyone whom may be interested, and thank you for your consideration!

Kathleen Lahey and Bita Amani,
Feminist Legal Studies Queen's Faculty of Law,
cross-appointed Gender Studies, and Cultural Studies

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000