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Srimati Basu is professor of gender and women’s studies and anthropology at the University of Kentucky, writing and teaching on social movements, property, law, marriage, intimacy, violence and popular culture. She is the author of the monographs The Trouble with Marriage: Feminists Confront Law and Violence in India (University of California Press, 2015) and She Comes to Take Her Rights: Indian Women, Property and Propriety (SUNY Press, 1999), has edited the Dowry and Inheritance volume in the Women Unlimited series Issues in Indian Feminism (2005), and co-edited (with Lucinda Ramberg) the anthology Conjugality Unbound: Sexual Economy and the Marital Form in India (Women Unlimited, 2014). She participated recently in the UN Expert Group Meeting on Family Policy Development: Achievements and Challenges.

Susan B Boyd joined the Allard School of Law in 1992. She taught previously at Carleton University’s Department of Law in Ottawa. At UBC, she held the endowed research Chair in Feminist Legal Studies from 1992 to 2015. She was the founding director of the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies from 2007 to 2012. Now professor emerita, Boyd researches and publishes on feminist legal theory and gender and sexuality issues in the fields of family law, especially child custody and parenthood law. Her latest book is Autonomous Motherhood? (University of Toronto Press, 2015). In 2013, she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Jean Burgess (@jeanburgess) is professor of digital media and director of the Digital Media Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology. Her research focuses on the cultures, politics, and methods for studying social and mobile media platforms.

Monica Burman is an associate professor in criminal law in the Umeå Forum for Studies on Law and Society at Umeå University in Sweden. Her main publications are in the field of men’s violence against women, criminal law, immigration law, and feminist legal theory. She is currently working on two projects: Men’s Violence against Sami Women: Legal Problematizations of Vulnerability and Responsibility and The Public Health Turn on Violence against Women: Healthcare System’s Readiness and Governance.

Chao-ju Chen is a professor at the National Taiwan University College of Law. She writes and teaches in the fields of feminism, law, and history. Her research combines theoretical analysis with historical insights to argue how legal patriarchy has been preserved through transformation and to challenge the myth of liberal feminism as well as legal Orientalism. She is also a long-time member of the Awakening Foundation and has headed the organization. [End Page 248]

Molly Dragiewicz is associate professor in the School of Justice in the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. She is author of Equality with a Vengeance: Men’s Rights Groups, Battered Women, and Anti-Feminist Backlash (2011), editor of Global Human Trafficking: Critical Issues and Contexts (2015), and co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology (2012) and the Routledge Major Works Collection: Critical Criminology (2014) with Walter DeKeseredy. Dragiewicz received the Critical Criminologist of the Year Award from the American Society of Criminology Division on Critical Criminology in 2012 and the New Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology Division on Women and Crime in 2009.

Marsha Freeman, PhD, JD, is a senior fellow at the University of Minnesota Human Rights Center, where she is director of International Women’s Rights Action Watch. She is also an adjunct professor of law at the University of Minnesota Law School, where she teaches courses on women’s human rights and the UN human rights system. Freeman is an internationally recognized expert on the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. She has published numerous articles, reports, and technical papers on the convention’s content and procedures, as well as on advocacy using its provisions. Freeman is the primary editor of The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women: A Commentary (Oxford University Press, 2012). Additionally, she is the author of Women’s Economic, Cultural and Social Rights, a manual for using the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to advance women’s...


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