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Sexual Citizens: The Legal and Cultural Regulation of Sex and Belonging, (Stanford University Press, 2007).

Privatization, Law and the Challenge of Feminism, ed, with Judy Fudge (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002)

Secularism’s Last Sigh: The Hindu Right and the (Mis)rule of Law, with Ratna Kapur (New Delhi/London, Oxford University Press, 1999); Paperback edition published 2001.

Subversive Sites:  Feminist Engagement with Law in India with Ratna Kapur (Sage, New Delhi/ Thousand Oaks/London, 1996)

Bad Attitude/s on Trial: Pornography, Feminism and the Butler Decision, with Shannon Bell, Lise Gotell and Becki Ross, Toronto (University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1997)

Censorship and the Arts in Canada:  Law, Controversy, Debate, Facts (Toronto:  Ontario Association of Art Galleries, 1995)

Reports and Monographs

The Legal Regulation of Adult Personal Relationships: Evaluating Policy Objectives and Legal Options in Federal Legislation, with Bruce Ryder, Research Paper prepared for the Law Commission of Canada, May 2000, (200 pages)

An Analysis of Options for Changes in the Legal Regulation of Child Custody and Access, Report prepared for the Department of Justice, July 1999 (168 pages).

Case Study in the Provision of Legal Aid: Family Law, A research paper prepared for the Ontario Legal Aid Review, 1997, with Carol Rogerson (150 pages), published in the Report of the Ontario Legal Aid Review, A Blueprint for Publicly Funded Legal Services 1997, Volume 3 (140 pages).

Gay, Lesbian and Unmarried Heterosexual Couples and the Family Law Act: Accommodating a Diversity of Family Forms; A research Paper prepared for the Ontario Law Reform Commission, June 1993 with Bruce Ryder (234 pages).

The Impact of the Charter on the Provision of Adult Services in Ontario, Report to the Ministry of Community and Social Services, August 1989 with Marc Gold & Erika Abner (122 pages).

Articles and Book Chapters

“Censor, Resist, Repeat: The History of Censorship of Gay and Lesbian Sexual Representations in Canada” 21 Duke Journal of Gender, Law and Policy 45. (2014).

“Anxiety Governance” 38 Law and Social Inquiry 892 (Fall 2013).

“Exporting Same-Sex Marriage, Importing Same-Sex Divorce (Or How Canada’s Marriage and Divorce Laws Unleashed a Private International Law Nightmare and What to Do About It)” 32 Canadian Family Law Quarterly 1 (2013).

“Marriage As?” Columbia Law Review Sidebar (2012).

“Feminism in Hard Times: From Criticism to Critique” in Feminisms of Discontent: Global Contestations, edited by Ashleigh Barnes  (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).

“Continental Drift: Queer, Feminism, Postcolonial” Jindal Global Law Review, Vol. 4, Issue 1, August 2012. Special Issue on Law, Culture and Queer Politics.

"Where Did Feminism Go? Reflections of a Slightly Lapsed Feminist" Issues in Legal Scholarship (2011, Issue 2).

"The Opt Out Revolution and the New Narratives of Motherhood" (2009) Utah Law Review 455. 

"Sexual Citizens: Freedom, Vibrators and Belonging" in Linda McClain and Joanne Grossmen, eds., Gender Equality: Dimensions of Women's Equal Citizenship (Cambridge University Press, 2009). (download article) [PDF]

"Betwixt and Between Recognition: Migrating Same Sex Marriages and the Turn to the Private" 71 Law and Contemporary Problems 153 (2008). (download article)

"The Story of Twyman v. Twyman and the Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress: The Not So Hidden Politics of 'Tort Reform'" in Carol Sanger ed., Family Law Stories (Foundation Press, 2007).

"Parenting Beyond the Nuclear Family: Jane Doe v. Alberta" (2007) 45:2 Alberta Law Review 501.

"Twyman v. Twyman and the Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress: The Not So Hidden Politics of Tort Reform" in Carol Sanger, ed., Family Law Stories, (Foundation Press 2007).

"Beyond Intersecting Rights: The Constitutional Judges as Complex Self" with David Schneiderman, 57 University of Toronto Law Journal 431. 

"The New Politics of Adultery" (2006) 15 Columbia Journal of Gender and Law 274.

"Same Sex Marriage in Canada" translated into Spanish for Orientaciones (2006)

"Migrating Marriages and Comparative Constitutionalism" in Sujit Choudhry ed.  The Migration of Constitutional Law (Cambridge University Press, 2007). (download article)
"Contesting Conservatisms, Family Feuds and the Privatization of Dependency" (2005) 13:3 American Journal of Gender, Social Policy and the Law 415. (download article)

"Beyond Marriage" in Just Marriage, ed., Boston Review, Boston Review New Democracy Forum Series, (Oxford University Press, 2004).

"Sexuality, Queer Theory and 'Feminism After': Reading and Rereading the Sexual Subject" (2004) 49 McGill Law Journal 847. (download article)

"Sex, Gender and Feminism After: Reading and Rereading Twyman" in Gender, Sexuality, and Power: Is Feminist Theory Enough? With Dan Danielson, and Janet Halley (2004) 12 Columbia Journal of Gender and Law 601. (download article) [PDF]

"Disciplining the Unruly: Sexual Outlaws, Little Sisters and the Legacy of Butler" (2002) University of British Columbia Law Review.

Reprinted in Eleonora Ceccherini, ed., Il principio di non discriminazione in base all'orientamento sessuale nell'ordinamento canadese  (The Principle of Non-Discrimination on the Ground of Sexual Orientation in the Canadian Legal System), 2003

Translated and Reprinted as "Dresser les indisciplines: les hors-la-loi sexuels et la Cour supreme du Canada", in Daniel Borrillo & Daniele Lockak, La Liberte Sexuelle, Presse Universitaires de France, Paris, 2005.

"Lesbians, Gay Men and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms" (2002) 40 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 223. (download article)

"Sexing Citizenship, Privatizing Sex" (2002) 6 Citizenship Studies 365.

"Gender Performance, Sexual Subjects and International Law" (2002) 15 Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 281. (download article)

"What is Marriage-Like Like?  The Irrelevance of Conjugality" with Bruce Ryder (2001) 18(2) Canadian Journal of Family Law 269. (download article)

"Political Association and the Anti-Terrorism Bill" with David Schneiderman, in Daniels, Macklem and Roach, eds., The Security of Freedom: Essays on Canada’s Anti-Terrorism Bill, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001) (view abstract)

"Developments in Family Law: The 1999-2000 Term" (2002) 13 Supreme Court Law Review 307. (download article)

"Canadian Same Sex Relationship Recognition and the contradictory nature of legal victories" (2000) Cleveland State Law Review 49.

"Developments in Family Law: The 1998-99 Term"  (2000) 11 Supreme Court Law Review 433. (download article)

"Reforming Canadian Child Custody and Access Law - A discussion paper" with Roxanne Mykitiuk (1998) 15 Canadian Journal of Family Law 13. (download article)

"Returning the Gaze? Comparative Law, Feminist Legal Studies and the Postcolonial Project" (1997) Utah Law Review 525.

Reprinted in Adriene Wing, ed., Global Critical Race Feminism Anthology, (New York University Press, 2000).

Reprinted in Nancy Dowd & Michelle Jacobs, eds., Feminist Legal Theory: An Essentialist Reader, (New York University Press, 2003).

"Community Standards, Artistic Merit and the Censorship of the Arts" in Lorraine Johnson, ed., Suggestive Poses: Artists and Critics Response to Censorship, (Toronto, Riverbank Press and Gallery TPW, 1997).  

"Secularism’s Last Sigh? The Hindu Right, the Courts and India’s Struggle for Democracy" (1997) 38 Harvard International Law Journal 113 (download article); shorter version published in Economic and Political Weekly, September 1996.

(with Bruce Ryder) "Customs, Censorship and the Charter: The Little Sisters Case" (1996) 7:4 Constitutional Forum 103. (download article)

"Women, Equality Rights and Familial Ideology" in Ratna Kapur, ed., Feminist Terrains in Legal Domains: Interdisciplinary Essays on Women and Law in India, (New Delhi, Kali for Women, 1996).

"Same Sex Couples and the Politics of Family Status" in Janine Brodie, ed., Women and Public Policy in Canada, (Toronto, Harcourt Brace, 1995).

"Family Inside/Out" (1994) 44 University of Toronto Law Journal 1.

Reprinted in Meg Luxton, ed., Feminism and Families:  Changing Canadian Social Policies and Practices. (Halifax: Fernwood, 1997).

(with Ratna Kapur) "Communalising Gender/Engendering Community:  Women, Legal Discourse and the Saffron Agenda" (April 24, 1993) XXVIII: 17 Economic and Political Weekly

Revised version reprinted in Tanika Sarkar and Urvishi Butalia, eds., Women and Right-Wing Movements:  Indian Experiences (London: Zed Books; New Delhi: Kali for Women, 1995)

"Women and Poverty in India:  Law and Social Change" with Ratna Kapur, (1993) 6 Canadian Journal of Women and the Law 278.  (download article)

"More than a Mother of Words:  Secularism(s) and the Challenge of Hindutva" with Ratna Kapur, (Jan/Feb 1993) 6:1 The Thatched Patio.

"Women and the Constitution:  The Indian Judiciary's Approach to Equality and Gender Difference" with Ratna Kapur, (1993) National Law School of India Journal Special Edition on Feminism and Law 1

""And if not now, when?" Feminism and Anti-Semitism Beyond Clara Brett Martin" with Marlee Kline, (1992) 5 Canadian Journal of Women and the Law 298. (download article)

"Reform, Revolution or Retrenchment? International Human Rights in the Post Cold War Era" (1991) 32 Harvard International Law Journal 339. (download article)

"Trespass, Impasse, Collaboration: Reflection on Methodologies and Experience in Doing Research on Women's Rights in India" with Ratna Kapur, (Spring 1991) 2:2 Journal for Human Justice 99.

"Feminist Legal Theory"  (July/August 1990) 3:4 Special Issue - The Thatched Patio.

"A Matter of Difference: Domestic Contracts and Gender Equality" (1990) 28 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 303. (download article)

"Women, Equality Rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms" (May/June 1990) 3:3 The Thatched Patio 12.

"The Precarious Unity of Feminist Theory and Practice: The Praxis of Abortion" (1986) 44 University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review 85. (download article)


"Identity" in Peter Cane and Joanne Conaghan, eds., The New Oxford Companion to Law, (Oxford University Press, 2008).

"Intersectionality" in Peter Cane and Joanne Conaghan, eds., The New Oxford Companion to Law, (Oxford University Press, 2008).

"Transgression" in Peter Cane and Joanne Conaghan, eds., The New Oxford Companion to Law, (Oxford University Press, 2008).

"The Liberty Rights of Single Parents" Charter and Human Rights Litigation vol. XIV, no. 1 (2007) 

"Feminism after the Critique of Feminism: Review of Visible Women: Essays on Feminist Legal Theory and Political Philosophy, edited by Susan James and Stephanie Palmer" (2003) 23 Adelaide Law Review 389. (download article)

Review Whose India? The Independence Struggle in British and Indian Fiction and History, by Teresa Hubel, and Women in Modern India, by Geraldine Forbes, SIGNS Winter 2000.

"Pornography" and "Freedom of Speech", entries in the Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories, edited by Lorraine Code (Routledge, 2000)

"M. v. H.: Time to Clean Up Your Acts" (1999) 10:3 Constitutional Forum 59. (download article)

"Speaking Sexperts" Review of Shannon Bell’s Whore Carnival, Fireweed: A Feminist Quarterly Fall 1996.

"Customs Censorship and the Charter: The Little Sisters Case" with Bruce Ryder, Constitutional Forum vol.7, number 4, Summer 1996, 103. (download article)

"Backsliding on Equality: Sexual Orientation"  Human Rights Forum Volume Two, Issue Two, 5-7.

"Dancing in the Dark" - Review of Brodsky and Day Canadian Charter Equality Rights for Women One Step Forward or Two Steps Back. (1990) 10 Windsor Yearbook Access to Justice 223.  (download article)

"Where is Somewhere In Between?" Review of Zillah Eisenstein, The Female Body and the Law, 9 Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice 575 (1991). (download article) [PDF]

Book Review, The Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Abortion, ed. Shelagh Day and Stan Persky 18(2) Resources for Feminist Research 62.

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