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Rethinking Marriage: Theoretical and Policy Challenges

As part of the Family Regulations, Society Network run jointly with the Gender Research Network.

The Family Regulation and Society Network and the Gender Research Network are jointly running this interdisciplinary event entitled “Rethinking Marriage: Theoretical and Policy Challenges”. Following presentations from the four speakers, see below, the discussion will centre around theoretical and policy challenges to traditional conceptions of marriage, with speakers from Law, Sociology and Theology whose research interests include feminist and queer theory, gender studies, sexuality and marriage, civil and formalised partnerships, polygamy and the implications of intersex and transgender for theologies of marriage.

Event details

The event will begin with lunch and be followed by 15 minute presentations by the following speakers.

  • Professor Brian Heaphy (Sociology, Manchester, marriage and formalised partnerships).
  • Dr Zainab Navqi (Law, Birmingham, feminist theory and polyamory)
  • Professor Rosemary Auchmuty (Law, Reading, feminist theory, sexuality, law on marriage and Civil Partnerships)
  • Dr Susannah Cornwall (Theology and Religion, Exeter, the implications of intersex and transgender for theologies of marriage (which in England also has legal implications) and her recent work on theology and polyamory).

A discussion, chaired by Professor Rebecca Probert, will follow.

Please register your attendance by following this link 



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