International FemTax, LSA Hawaii, June 4, 2012

pre-conference program on - Feminism, Taxation, and Fiscal Policy

Honolulu, Hawai'i (Hilton village Resort)

June 4, 2012

Context and purpose of the pre-conference:

The working group on Feminism and Taxation (‘FemTax’) invites proposals for papers, panels, and roundtable discussions on key issues concerning women, sex/gender, tax laws, and other economic policies in a special program to be held on June 4, 2012, at the Jointly-Sponsored International meeting of the Law and Society Association.

This pre-conference is being organized for the purpose of accelerating interdisciplinary and comparative analysis of how tax, fiscal, and other economic policies affect women as compared with men. Proposals on any aspect of formal tax law, social benefit program funding, distributional effects of fiscal and economic policies, or gender budgeting are invited.

Call for papers:

This workshop invites those in gender studies, social and public policy, tax law, economics, accounting, development studies, business and corporate studies, and political science to address fiscal measures from gender perspectives, and/or to discuss methodological, theoretical, comparative, or empirical approaches that are useful in gender analysis.

Date and location of the pre-conference:

This pre-conference will be held on June 4, 2012, the day before the formal commencement of the Joint Law and Society meeting in Honolulu, Hawai’i. It will run from 9 am to 4 pm, with a break for lunch. Please note, however, that program proposals for this pre-conference are not submitted to the Law and Society Ass’n, but are to be submitted directly to the organizers of this pre-conference, as outlined below.

Submitting proposals for this pre-conference:

If you are interested in presenting work at this event, please email your proposal to one of these organizers by Dec. 20, 2011, for confirmation by early January 2012 (or earlier if needed):

Åsa Gunnarsson, Umea University, at

Ann Mumford, Queen Mary Law School, at

Paloma de Villota, Complutense University, at

Kathleen Lahey, Queen's Universtiy, at