Women and the Politics of Representation Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, Yale Law School

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

This interdisciplinary panel discussion on “Women and the Politics of Representation” featured:

Carol Armstrong Professor, History of Art. “The Politics of Flowers: On the Sexual Politics of Women Artists and their Art-Subjects “

Judith Resnik  Arthur Liman Professor, Yale Law School. “Justice, Identity, and Rights: Women and the Politics of Representation,” drawing on Judith Resnik and Dennis E. Curtis,  Representing Justice: Invention, Controversy, and Rights in City-States and Democratic Courtrooms (Yale University Press, 2011) 

Liena Vayzman  Gender Equity and Policy Postdoctoral Associate, WFF. “Yale’s First Women PhDs, 1894:Photographic Traces and Recovered Histories of Pioneering Scholars and Scientists”(Photo at right: Elizabeth Deering Hanscom, PhD 1894, one of the first cohort of seven women to earn PhDs at Yale)

Discussants: Linda Greenhouse Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer, Yale Law School; Laura Wexler Professor of American Studies and of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Introduction :Priyamvada Natarajan Professor of Astronomy and Physics; Chair, Yale Women Faculty Forum

A related exhibition, The Remarkable Run of a Political Icon: Justice as Sign of the Law, is at the Yale Law School Library and online http://library.law.yale.edu/exhibits/justice-sign-law

Co-Sponsored by Yale Women Faculty Forum, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Astronomy Dept., English Dept., History Dept., History of Art Dept., Spanish and Portuguese Dept., and Yale Law Women

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