Collaboration as Feminist Methodology: Experiences from the Feminist International Judgments Project

17 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2018 Last revised: 18 Dec 2018

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Loveday Hodson

University of Leicester - School of Law

Date Written: October 15, 2018


English Abstract: Participants in the Feminist International Judgments Project have brought to a small group (a judgment-writing chamber) their individual feminist perspectives on international law and have sought to apply their knowledge and method to a highly collaborative judgment (re)writing process. In departing from academic convention and exploring the possibilities and limitations to be found in the collaboration and compromise of writing judgments (rather than focusing on individual viewpoints), participants have had their perspectives constantly challenged. In this paper, I explain how this project has foregrounded shared experience in its methodology, thereby making an important connection between feminist theory and methodology. The practical challenges and solutions that participants faced in collaborating on their judgment-writing are also explored.

Spanish Abstract: Las participantes del Proyecto Internacional de Sentencias Feministas han aportado sus perspectivas feministas individuales sobre leyes internacionales a un pequeño grupo (una cámara de redacción de sentencias), y han procurado aplicar su conocimiento y métodos a un proceso muy colaborativo de reescritura de sentencias. Apartarse de las convenciones académicas y explorar las posibilidades y límites de la colaboración y el compromiso de escribir sentencias han supuesto un constante desafío a los puntos de vista personales de las participantes. En este artículo, explico cómo dicho proyecto ha traído a primer plano la experiencia compartida en metodología, creando una importante conexión entre teoría y metodología del feminismo. Asimismo, se explican los desafíos y las soluciones de tipo práctico que se encontraron las participantes.

Keywords: Feminist methodology, feminist judgments, collaboration, international law, Metodología feminista, sentencias feministas, colaboración, leyes internacionales

Suggested Citation

Hodson, Loveday, Collaboration as Feminist Methodology: Experiences from the Feminist International Judgments Project (October 15, 2018). Oñati Socio-Legal Series, vol. 8, n. 9 (2018). Available at SSRN:

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