NIAS Public Lecture: Narrative as Justice: Imagining Feminist Justice from #MeToo to Feminist Judgments Projects by Jhuma Sen, (Changing India Series), NIAS Lecture Hall, 4.00 PM

Date: 
Friday, July 12, 2019

National Institute of Advanced Studies

Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bengaluru 560012

 

Invites you to a Public Lecture in the 

Changing India Series

Supported by the Pratiksha Trust

 

by

  

Jhuma Sen

Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School

 

entitled

 

“Narrative as Justice: Imagining Feminist Justice from #MeToo

to Feminist Judgments Projects” 

 

Chairperson: Dr. Hemangini Gupta, NIAS

 

Date:                Friday, 12th July 2019

Time:               4:00 PM (Coffee/Tea at 3.30 PM)

Venue:             Lecture Hall, NIAS

 

Abstract:   The talk will explore the relationship between feminism and law and try to understand by excavating some old debates as well as by prodding the conversations around #MeToo, if the idea of feminist justice can emerge out of this contested and troubled relationship. The talk will then map some of the ways in which feminist justice can be imagined in the realms of law, and the possibilities of feminist judgments unbuilding law’s empire by taking a peek at the emergence of feminist judgments projects across the world.

 

About the Speaker: Jhuma Sen is an Assistant Professor at Jindal Global Law School and writes on feminist legal theory, legal regulation of family, constitutional law and feminist legal history. She is also one of the convenors of the Indian Feminist Judgments Project, a collaborative project that brings together activists, academics and lawyers to write alternate judgments by using a feminist lens.

  

About Changing India Series: M.N. Srinivas, a major sociologist of modern India and a key figure in the history of NIAS, was deeply invested in understanding how the Indian social and political landscape developed after Independence, sometimes taking unexpected turns. Building on the social thought of Prof. Srinivas, the ‘Changing India’ series of lectures, events and workshops will host key academics, writers, public intellectuals, artists and social justice activists to reflect on some of the pertinent questions of our time.

 

 

For further information, please contact. Dr. Hemangini Gupta <niasurban@gmail.com>  

 

Venue: 
NIAS Lecture Hall