Final call for papers for the book – Law and Gender from Intersectionality and Diversity Perspective

The Call for papers for the book Dragica Vujadinović, Eleonor Kristoffersson, Marco Evola (Eds.) Law and Gender from Intersectionality and Diversity Perspective In the book series Dragica Vujadinovic, Ivana Krstic (Eds.) GENDER PERSPECTIVES IN LAW, Springer

Dear colleagues from the LAWGID team!

We are planning to publish within the Springer book series Gender Perspectives in Law the book X: Law and Gender from Intersectionality and Diversity Perspective, which will be the deliverable of the LAWGID project.

The series Gender Perspectives in Law is the first systematic attempt to offer gender-competent legal knowledge in all fields of law and politics, including practices like judging, policymaking, feminist movements and their legal and political initiatives, etc. The necessity of a gender-sensitive approach in legal education emerges from the values and normative standards of today´s international and national law. Educating law students (who will eventually become future lawyers, judges, prosecutors, civil servants, members of governments and parliaments), as well as students of the humanities and the social sciences, in a gender-sensitive and gender-competent manner means investing in a legal and political future of better quality. It will inform more adequate interpretation and implementation of legal frameworks, and better-designed public policies. It also means investing in a more just legal system by sensitizing judges and other legal professionals in all fields of legal practice, including public administration and policymaking. Gender competence in law fulfils the ideal of contemporary notions of justice – equal respect and protection for all individuals, to create equal opportunities and diminish gender-based discrimination.

This book series aims to stimulate the authors as well as other experts and academics from the fields of law, the humanities and social sciences, to re-construct their legal and multidisciplinary knowledge based on the cross-cutting notions of gender equality, intersectionality and diversity.

Four books have already been published in 2022/2023, and a few more are in the process of publication:

  • Book I – D. Vujadinović, A. Alvarez de Cuvillo, S. Strand (eds.), Feminist Approaches to Law Theoretical and Historical Insights.
  • Book II – M. Davinić and S. Kostić (eds.), Gender-Competent Public Law and Policies.
  • Book III – I. Krstić, M. Evola, M. Isabel Ribes Moreno (eds.), Legal Issues of International Law from a Gender Perspective.
  • Book IV – G. Carapezza Figlia, Ljubinka Kovačević, Eleonor Kristoffersson (eds.), Gender Perspectives in Private Law.
  • Book – N. Lacey, B. Spaić, M. Jovanović (eds.), Reassessing Feminist Legal Theories (in print)
  • Book – S. Baer, I. Krstić, I. Jelić (eds.), Gender and the Judiciary, book I (in print)
  • Book – E. Brodeala, I. Jelić, S. Suteu, Gender and the Judiciary, book II (in print)
  • Book – F. Macioce, D. Vujadinovic, Z. Saeidzadeh (eds.), Feminist Legal and Political Practices – Interplay of Gender, Intersectionality and Diversity, (in print)
  • Book – M. Lou O’Neil, B. Radulović (eds.): A Path Towards Gender-Sensitive Policy: From Gender Equality Plans to Gender Responsive Budgets (in print)
  • Book – D. Vujadinovic, A. Zilli, I. Banerjee-Dube (eds.), Gender and Power – Legal and Political Intersectional Perspective in the Global Context (in the process).

We would like to take this opportunity to cordially invite you to submit your work for the publication Law and Gender from Intersectionality and Diversity Perspective.

The gender-based intersectional approach in legal education contributes to sensitivizing the teachers, students, legal professionals for considering the creation, interpretation and implementation of law and public policies, from the point of intersecting different power relations within gender-based oppression, i.e. discrimination based on gender crossed simultaneously with other forms of (multiple) discrimination, also with taking into consideration the contextualized expressing of the dialectic of patriarchy and emancipation from the local, national, regional, to global/international legal framework.

Legal education should overcome allegedly neutral universalist knowledge production by pointing to the background determination of law by the so-called male-streamed creation, interpretation and implementation of law, which has also been embedded in binary approach to gender issue, and which by rule has been hiding either unintentionally or by intention the multiple sources of oppression based on gender, sexual orientation, class, race, age, religion, (dis)ability, as well as on cultural imperialisms.

All levels (global, regional, national, local and individual level) of intersectionally crossed different above mentioned modalities of discrimination should be taken into consideration.

All disciplines of legal education, including the positive law fields, should be considered in a way to enable understanding of how universal human rights and attempts towards combatting discrimination/oppression have to be considered from the point of minorities, vulnerable groups, with a special focus on women and girls, as well as LGTBQ persons who easily become victims of oppression, which law should have recognized and mainstreamed much more visibly, directly, systematically and consistently.

All disciplinary considerations (Labor law, International law, EU Law, Constitutional Law, Theory of Law, Tax Law, Family Law, Business Law, Environmental Law, Criminal Law, Criminology, Sociology, Public Law, Private Law …..) should be focused around the following most referential issues, articulated  in regards of the most vulnerable groups of women and trans-gender persons, plus necessary introductory theoretical, methodological and historical considerations:

 The concept of intersectionality and the importance of the intersectional approach in legal studies

  • Intersectional discrimination of women and non-binary persons with disabilities
  • Intersectional discrimination of refugees and migrant women and trans-gender persons
  • Intersectional discrimination of victims of violence (rape, sexual harassment, FGM, femicide), regarding women and non-binary persons
  • Intersectional discrimination of victims of human trafficking at global and local level
  • Intersectional discrimination of women and non-binary persons from different minorities
  • Intersectional discrimination of women and non-binary persons in the times of crises (economic, political, environmental, pandemic, wars, impoverishment/poverty)
  • Intersectional discrimination of women and non-binary persons in law, judiciary, economics, politics, policy making, business, entrepreneurship, education, culture, media, labor, family, private life, religion, everyday life, medical treatment, IT sector, AI sector, sport.

 Each chapter should clearly elaborate the feminist intersectional perspective applied to the particular issue and from the point of the particular field of law. Discrimination includes not only direct but also indirect discrimination.

 Each chapter should encompass, if possible, the case law consideration, in order to present implications of either applied or not applied gender sensitive intersectional approach in judicial decision making.





Your paper needs to have an abstract (no more than 300 words), keywords (3 to 5), and not more than 35.000 characters of text (without spaces, approximately 16 pages, plus footnotes and a reference list). Your contribution is expected to match strict criteria of the highest academic quality, based on two peer reviews. It should be original unpublished work and not under consideration for publication elsewhere, either in hard copy or online.

On a cover page, please state your full name, affiliation, and location, as well as a contact.

The abstract shall be submitted until February 2024.

The draft text shall be submitted until June 30, 2024.

Reviews will be conducted until August, 2024.

The book is scheduled for release in December 2024.

Please send your abstract (up to 300 words with keywords) to the following emails: Assistant editor,, the book co-editors:, ,, and the book series co-editor,

Please refer to the email as: Abstract/Article for.

The following Springer Writing Guidelines apply

Main technical rules:

Use Times New Roman 12, space 1,5 for the main text

Use Times New Roman 10, space 1 for the footnotes

The main title of the text – Times New Roman, normal letters, big first letters, Bold, Font 14

Abstract – Times New Roman 12, Space 1, bold Abstract

Keywords: Times New Roman 12, Space 1, italic Keywords

Subtitles, numeration 1. …, 2…., Times New Roman 12, bold   1. Introduction, 2. Anti-Discrimination Law

Sub-subtitles, Times New Roman 12, bold     2.1 Anti-Discrimination Law Based on Gender 

                                                                                 2.1.1 Discrimination against women




Please use decimal numbering headings throughout the whole book. All chapters should start with heading 1., followed by 1.1, 1.2, 2. etc. Please make sure that no heading level is skipped or used twice. Please do not refer to page numbers within the volume as the page numbering will alter during typesetting and proof corrections.


Chapter opening page:


For the first page of each chapter, we need the following information about the authors: Name, Institution (if applicable), Department (if applicable), City, Country, Email address.


Please write the contributors’ information in the manuscript directly beneath the chapter title. The contributors’ information will be published on the first page of the chapter. The contributors’ academic titles or roles cannot be included on the chapter’s first page. However, we can include short contributors’ biographies at the end of the chapter.


Please use footnotes and not endnotes

The reference list is included at the end of the paper


References and footnotes

For footnotes, use the following rule author: Miller (1980), two authors: Miller and Smith (1999), three or more authors: Miller et. al. (1996)

In the Reference list, please include the list in alphabetical order.

Concerning the Reference style, please use the Humanities style.


Cameron, Deborah. 1985. Feminism and Linguistic Theory. New York: St. Martin`s Press.   — In the footnote:   Cameron (1985)

Cameron, Deborah. 1997. Theoretical debates…. In Gender and Discourse, ed. Ruth Wodak, 99-119. London: Sage: Publications.  — In the footnote: Cameron (1997), 99-119.


 Please number the figures and table chapter-wise. (In case the contributors use figures or/and tables). The first figure in each chapter should be “Figure 1”, and the first table in each chapter “Table 1”. Please refer to each figure/table in the text, e.g., “see table 2”, “as figure 1 shows” … As the figures’/tables’ position might shift slightly during typesetting, the references to the figures/tables are important. In the online version, we will link from the references to the respective figure/table. Each figure must have a legend, and each table a caption. Please indicate the source of each figure or table.

If the figures/tables are not created by the contributors themselves, especially for this volume, or have been published before, we need the copyright holders’ permission to reuse those figures/tables in the online and print versions.

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Please, be aware that we cannot forward papers that do not conform to the technical rules.