Feminist Legal Studies Queen's

Feminist Legal Studies Queen's

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Erica S. Lawson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research at The University of Western Ontario. She teaches in the areas of feminist theory and practice in the social sciences; feminism and race; and feminism across the disciplines. Her primary area of research focuses on the politics and practices of maternal activism. Her current and collaborative SSHRC-funded research project examines how women in Liberia use what are widely known as peace huts to advance gender equality, address domestic disputes through conflict resolution and mediation, and assist victims of gender-based violence to access the legal system. These activities are informed by women’s commitment to building a culture of peace through the rule of law in the interest preventing a return to civil war.