Call for Papers 2014IGLP Faculty Karen Engle shares a call for papers for the Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship on Gender and Human Rights.

According to the announcement, “The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at The University of Texas School of Law extends a call for papers for the Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship on Gender and Human Rights.  The $1,000 prize will be awarded to the winner of an interdisciplinary writing competition on international human rights and women.  The prize is made possible by a donation from University of Texas linguistics professor Robert King in honor of the work of Audre Rapoport, who has spent many hours dedicated to the advancement of women in the United States and internationally, particularly on issues of reproductive health.  It is also meant to further the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center’s mission to serve as a focal point for critical, interdisciplinary analysis and practice of human rights and social justice.

“The scope of the topic is broad.  We welcome papers, from any discipline, that address gender and human rights from an international, transnational, or comparative perspective.  The selection committee will be multidisciplinary and international, comprising faculty from areas such as law, anthropology, literature, and government.”

Submissions should be sent via email to [email protected] by July 1, 2014.

Past Prize Winners include IGLP Alumni Heidi Matthews (2013: “Redeeming Rape: Berlin 1945 and the Making of Modern International Criminal Law“), Genevieve Painter (2011: “Thinking Past Rights: Towards Feminist Theories of Reparations“) and Susan Harris Rimmer (2006: “Orphans’ or Veterans? Justice for Children Born of War in East Timor“)

Karen Engle is the Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law and the Co-Director and Founder of the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, University of Texas School of Law.