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Sexed Before the Law: Irigaray's Jurisprudence of Sexual Difference

Apr 17 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Location: 
A&S Auditorium

Dr. Jenna Joulissant will give a special talk titled "Sexed Before the Law: Irigaray's Jurisprudence of Sexual difference.  Dr. Joulissant is an associate professor of philosophy and program director of general studies at South University.  She received her Ph.D in Philosophy from the University of Oregon in 2006 and her J.D. and Health Law Certificate at Georgia State University in 2013. She has a background in reproductive justice work and has served on the board of directors for SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW and Law Students for Reproductive Justice. She is the author of numerous publications and presentations on feminism, the philosophy of law, continental Philosophy and bioethics. Her current research draws upon Luce Irigaray's work to read American jurisprudence against itself towards an image of a legal horizon that would prioritize relationships and particular needs (including, but not limited to those particular to sexed beings) over property and liberty rights.

Sabrina Hom
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
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