University of Wisconsin - Green Bay


Research Council

Research
Success

Alison Staudinger

Spring 2014

"Are Corporate Persons Gendered? Feminist Jurisprudence and the history of Corporate Personhood"

Grant in Aid of Research

Final Report: "As expected, I used this funding to attend the 2014 Law and Society Association Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I presented a paper, “Are Corporate Persons Gendered? Feminist Jurisprudence and the history of Corporate Personhood,” which explores the relationship of the legal fiction of corporate personhood. The panel was well attended and both the audience and panel provided valuable feedback on sources and directions for the future project. I was also approached by a press to consider pursing a book project, although I am currently still aiming at an article and worked on revisions during the summer. I also attended a workshop for young scholars on successfully turning dissertations into books. I also attendied panels that will inform my teaching courses such as: “Gender and the Law,” “Law and Society” and “Constitutional Law.” The funding from the Research Council made this project possible, and I appreciate this support."