Feminist Legal Studies

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 351–363 | Cite as

International Law, Social Change and Resistance: A Conversation Between Professor Anna Grear (Cardiff) and Professorial Fellow Dianne Otto (Melbourne)

  • Dianne OttoEmail author
  • Anna Grear


This conversation between two scholars of international law focuses on the contemporary realities of feminist analysis of international law and on current and future spaces of resistance. It notes that feminism has moved from the margin towards the centre, but that this has also come at a cost. As the language of women’s rights and gender equality has travelled into the international policy worlds of crisis management and peace and security, feminist scholars need to become more careful in their analysis and find new ways of resistance. While noting that we live in dangerous times, this is also a hopeful discussion.


Feminist critique International law Resistance Co-option Postcolonial Anthroprocene 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Cardiff UniversityCardiffUnited Kingdom

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