BOYD, Susan B.




Author Tags: Law, Women

According to publicity materials, Autonomous Motherhood? (University of Toronto, 2015) “probes fundamental assumptions within the law about the nature of family and parenting. Drawing on a range of empirical evidence, including legislative history, case studies, and interviews with single mothers, the authors conclude that while women may now have the economic and social freedom to parent alone, they must still negotiate a socio-legal framework that suggests their choice goes against the interests of society, fatherhood, and children.”

Not to be confused with Susan C. Boyd, Susan B. Boyd held the Chair in Feminist Legal Studies at UBC's Law Faculty when she co-edited Poverty: Rights, Social Citizenship and Legal Activism (UBC 2008) with Margot Young, Shelagh Day and Gwen Brodsky. Day and Brodsky were directors of the Poverty and Human Rights Centre in Vancouver. Margot Young was an associate professor.

Susan B. Boyd also co-edited Reaction and Resistance: Feminism, Law and Social Change (UBC 2007) with Dorothy Chunn and Hester Lessard.

Susan B. Boyd is a professor and holds the Chair in Feminist Legal Studies in the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia.

BOOKS:

Autonomous Motherhood? A Socio-Legal Study of Choice and Constraint (University of Toronto, 2015) $32.95 9781442626454. Co-authored with Dorothy E. Chunn, Fiona Kelly, and Wanda Wiegers.

[BCBW 2015] "Law"