Law and sociology lecturers from WIT’s School of Humanities, talk with experts about gender issues across social, political and cultural dimensions
Episode 3 of the Engendering Change podcast hosts Niamh Maguire and John O’Brien is titled The Northern/Irish Feminist Legal Judgments Project with Mairead Enright.
In this episode Niamh Maguire talks with Mairead Enright, Reader in Feminist Legal Studies at Birmingham Law School, about feminist legal theory and the Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project. They discuss the nature of feminist legal theory and the kinds of insights and perspectives it brings to the development and analysis of the law.
Mairead, as Co-Director of the Northern/Irish Feminists Judgements Projects, and Co-Editor of the book of the same name, explains what feminist judgments are about and the types of techniques that they use to reinterpret judgments. Their discussion goes to the heart of what law is by highlighting that the content of law is always contingent on the specific social, economic and political contexts in which it is made and that legal judgments are never inevitable.
The aim of the Engendering Change podcast is to talk to leading activists and researchers who work on questions and issues related to gender, so that this can be brought to a wider audience.
The hosts are WIT School of Humanities Niamh Maguire (senior lecturer in law) and John O’Brien (lecturer in sociology), and the producer is Rob O’Connor from the Department of Computing and Mathematics.
You can listen to all Engendering Change podcasts on the main streaming platforms through the links below: