Workshop Gender and Private International Law (GaP) May 6-7, 2021

Gender and Private International LawThe transdisciplinary research project on  gender and private international law, which held its kickoff meeting in November 2019 followed by a reading group in Hamburg, will now hold its (postponed) big workshop on May 6-7, 2021. Over the past two years we have worked to create a transdisciplinary field of study at the intersection of feminist and gender studies and private international law. The workshop will establish cross-teaching between disciplines. It will consist of discussion groups covering the pressing topics of transnational surrogacy, the interaction between Western and Islamic family law, and the transnational regulation of queer families. Cyra Choudhury (Florida International University), Susanne Gössl (Kiel), Vanja Hamzic (SOAS London), Elisabeth Holzleithner (Vienna), Rosario Espinosa Calabuig (Valencia), and Nadjma Yassari (MPI Hamburg) have agreed to be the convenors.

If you are interested in joining us in May, please send your application by April 2, 2021 at You can find the full Call for Applications here.  For more information about the project, please visit

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at if you have any further questions.

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop!

Ivana Isailovic (University of Amsterdam) & Ralf Michaels (MPI Hamburg)