Book Launch «Queer and Religious Alliances in Family Law Politics and Beyond»

Nausica Palazzo & Jeffrey A. Redding

On July 12th, NOVA School of Law will host the launch of a Book co-edited by Professor Nausica Palazzo, which explores counterintuitive ways of addressing the problem of the legal invisibility of non-traditional families.

It does so by staging an uncomfortable yet necessary conversation concerning a potentially conjoined queer–religious politics challenging ‘common-sense’ (often majoritarian) norms and practices in family law. 


July 12th, 2022
NOVA School of Law | Room 005

4:00 – 5:50 pm WEST (5:00 – 6:50 CEST)

The Book Launch will also be accessible virtually, through the link below:

Meeting ID: 846 0563 7206
Password: 058013


Introductory remarks | 4:00 – 4:05 pm

Presentation of the edited collection | 4:05 – 4:20 pm

  • Jeffrey A. Redding, University of Melbourne
  • Nausica Palazzo, NOVA University Lisbon

Presentation of Chapters | 4:20 – 5:05 pm

  • Robin Fretwell Wilson, University of Illinois: «Disentangling Marriage and the State»
  • Noy Naaman, University of Toronto and Ayelet Blecher-Prigat, Academic College of Law and Science: «Abolishing Legal Marriage in Israel as a Queer–Religious Project?»
  • Laura Kessler, Utah University : «Achieving Equality without a Constitution»

Discussants | 5:05 – 5:30 pm

  • Adrienne Davis, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, Bar-Ilan University

Q&A | 5:30 – 5:50 pm

Moderator: André Cristóvão Moradas Ferreira, NOVA University Lisbon

Organizing Committee: Nausica Palazzo, Luísa Ferreira e Constança Moita Oliveira Mota.

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