PECANS Workshop 2009

The 2009 PECANS workshop took place over two days from 6-7 March 2009 at the University of Westminster, Regent Street Campus (309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW).

Programme: 'Situating Social Justice'

an interdisciplinary postgraduate & early career scholars conference in the broad area of law, gender and sexuality

Day 1: Friday 6 March 2009

12:30 – 1:30pm: Coffee, Registration and Introductions

1:30 – 3:00pm: Session 1 – Doing Empirical Research: Focus Group Workshop
This session will be an interactive session exploring the use of focus groups in gender and sexuality research. Featuring Liz Peel(Aston University)

3:00 – 3:30pm: Break

3.30– 5:00pm: Session 2 – Doing Empirical Research
This session features perspectives on doing empirical research from postgraduate research students and early career scholars who have experience of a range of empirical research methods in the gender and sexuality arena, alongside general discussion. Featuring:Rohee Dasgupta (Keele University) on ethnographic methods and Adam Jowett (Aston University) on online methods of data collection.

On the evening of Friday 6 March, Westminster University hosts the 2009 CentreLGS Annual Lecture roundtable discussion, Law, Gender and Sexuality: The making of a field. PECANS workshop participants are warmly invited to attend this event.

Day 2: Saturday 7 March 2009 – ‘Situating Social Justice’ Day Conference

9:30 – 10:45 am: Session 1 – Social Justice and Criminal Law
Chair: Rosie Harding (Keele University)

Daniela Nadj, (University of Westminster) ‘An Intersectional Analysis of Wartime Sexual Violence Cases in the ICTY’

Linnéa Wegerstad, (Lund University, Sweden) ‘What is Sexual Integrity? Exploring the Limit of Sexual Offences’

10:45 – 11:15am: Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:30pm: Session 2 – Health and Social Justice
Chair: Ruth Fletcher (CentreLGS Associate Director, Keele University)

Ana Porroche Escudero (University of Sussex) ‘“Now that I can I cannot!” Breast cancer patients and information on sexual health: A question of social justice ‘

Wei-Wei Cao, (Keele University) ‘A Feminist Response to the Law and Practice of Abortion in China’

12:30 – 1:30pm: Lunch

1:30 - 2:45pm Session 3 – Equality and Social Justice
Chair: Davina Cooper (CentreLGS Director, University of Kent)

Karla Perez Portilla (UCL) ‘Misrecognition and Discrimination’

Suhraiya Jivraj (University of Kent) ‘Faith schools, ‘values’ and social capital in New Labour’s social justice agenda’

2:45 – 3:15pm: Comfort break

3:15 – 5:00pm: Session 4 – ‘Situating Social Justice’ Roundtable discussion
Featuring: Stacy Douglas (Kent), Sarah Keenan (Kent), Forough Ramezankhah (Keele)
Chair: Rosie Harding

5:00pm: Close

We aim to provide a supportive and friendly environment for postgraduates and early career scholars to present their work, meet fellow researchers and benefit from interdisciplinary exchange.

Documents to download:

pdfDownload the Event Programme

pdfDownload Conference Abstracts

pdfDownload the Event Flyer and Call for Papers

For more information and enquiries about the event, please contact Rosie Harding (email: