August 24, 2011 15:30 Age: 3 yrs

Fineman’s Vulnerability Research Cited in Annual Feminist Conference

The Barnard Center for Research on Women announced its 37th Annual Scholar and Feminist Conference will be dedicated to exploring the concept of vulnerability. In doing so, organizers cited the influence of Emory Law’s Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law Martha A. Fineman’s “pioneering” work in the field.
The March 2012 conference goal is to “explore the concept of vulnerability as a fundamental and universal characteristic of the human condition,” and “incorporate a vision of shared vulnerability into social and political discussions."

Organizers said Fineman’s work on vulnerability was an inspiration in developing the conference themes of “Vulnerability: the Human and the Humanities,” to be held March 3.

Fineman is facilitator of Emory’s Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative. She founded the Feminism and Legal Theory Project in 1984 at the University of Wisconsin Law School. The project moved with Fineman to Columbia Law School and Cornell Law School, and has been based at Emory Law since 2004.

Related Links:

Barnard Center for Research on Women

Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative

Professor Fineman’s profile


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