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Faculty Scholarships

Author: Leslye Obiora

Articles in Books
  • Reimagining Gender and Power, in Gender, Power and Democracy ___ (Mino Vianello, Mary Haksworth, & José Alvaro Moisès eds., forthcoming 2015).
  • It Takes a Village: Micro-Enterprise Development as an Anti-Poverty Strategy, in Black Women and International Law:  Deliberate Interactions, Movements and Actions ___ (Jeremy I. Levitt ed., forthcoming 2015).
  • Federalism and Gender Politics in Nigeria, in Feminism, Federalism and Multilevel Governance 211 (Melissa Haussman, Marian Sawer, & Jill Vickers eds., 2010) (co-author, with Sarah Toomey).
  • A Refuge from Tradition and the Refuge of Tradition: On Anticircumcision Paradigms, in Transcultural Bodies: Female Genital Cutting in Global Context 67 (Ylva Hernlund & Bettina Shell-Duncan eds., 2007).
  • Afterword: Safe Harbor and Homage, in Female Circumcision: Multicultural Perspectives 234 (Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf ed., 2006).
  • Bridging False Divides: Toward a Transnational Politics of Gender, in Moral Imperialism: A Critical Anthology 255 (Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol ed., 2002) (co-author, with R. W. Perry).
  • The Promise of the Women’s Rights Protocol: What is Right with Africa, Pambazuka News, Issue 507 (Nov. 25, 2010), (co-author, with Crystal Whalen).
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  • The Full-Belly Quotient:  Renegotiating a Rite of Passage, 7 Human Rts. Rev. 35 (2006).
  • "Supri, supri, supri, Oyibo?": An Interrogation of Gender Mainstreaming Deficits, 29 Signs: J. Women in Culture & Soc'y 649 (2004).
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  • The Full Belly Quotient: Renegotiating a Rite of Passage, 24 Women's Rts. L. Rep. 181 (2003).
  • Affirmations and Ambiguities: Some Thoughts on Women and Agency, 67 Alb. L. Rev. 629 (2003).
  • Remapping the Domain of Property in Africa, 12 U. Fla. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 57 (2000).
  • Reclaiming a Heritage of Resistance, Excavating an Alternative Gender Critique Paradigm, 26 Syracuse J. Int'l L. & Com. 203 (1999).
  • Symbolic Episodes in the Quest for Environmental Justice, 21 Hum. Rts. Q. 464 (1999).
  • Reconstituted Consonants: The Reach of a "Common Core" Analogy in Human Rights, 21 Hastings Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 921 (1998).
  • Toward an Auspicious Reconciliation of International and Comparative Analyses, 46 Am. J. Comp. L. 669 (1998).
  • Bridges and Barricades: Rethinking Polemics and Intransigence in the Campaign Against Female Circumcision, 47 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 275 (1997), excerpted in Katherine T. Bartlett & Angela P. Harris, Gender and the Law:  Theory, Doctrine, Commentary 1026 (2d ed. 1998), and reprinted in Global Critical Race Feminism 260 (Adrien Katherine Wing ed., 2000).
  • Feminism, Globalization and Culture: After Beijing, 4 Ind. J. Global Legal Stud. 355 (1997).
  • Situating a Critic in Her Critique: A Conversation, 4 Circles: Buff. Women's J.L. & Soc. Pol'y 73 (1996).
  • The Little Foxes that Spoil the Vine: Re-visiting the Feminist Critique of Female Circumcision, 9 Canadian J. Women & L. 46 (1996), revised & reprinted as The Anti-Circumcision Campaign Deficit, in Female Circumcision and the Politics of Knowledge: African Women in Imperialist Discourses 183 (Obioma Nnaemeka ed., 2003).
  • Neither Here nor There: Of the Female in American Legal Education, 21 L. & Soc. Inquiry 355 (1996).
  • Beyond Rhetoric: Implementing the Right to Development, 18 Law & Pol'y 355 (1996).
  • Situating a Critic in Her Critique: A Vignette, 3 Circles: Buff. Women's J.L. & Soc. Pol'y 48 (1995).
  • New Skin, Old Wine: (En)Gaging Nationalism, Traditionalism, and Gender Relations, 28 Ind. L. Rev. 575 (1995).
  • Rekindling the Domain of Social Reform through Law, 1994-95 Third World Legal Stud. 103.
  • Reconsidering African Customary Law, 17 Legal Stud. F. 217 (1993).
  • What Every Woman in Nigeria Should Know, Int'l Planned Parenthood Fed. Series (1986).
Other Writings
  • Feminist Legal Theory, in International Encyclopedia of Social & Behavioral Sciences ___ (James D. Wright ed., forthcoming 2015).
  • Nigeria: So Much More Than Scam Artists, Christian Science Monitor, May 20, 2009,
  • Book Review, 40 Law & Soc'y Rev. 729 (2006) (reviewing Antony Anghie, Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law (2005)).
  • Book Review, 31 SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture & Society 256 (2005) (reviewing Holding On to the Promise: Women's Human Rights and the Beijing +5 Review (Cynthia Meillon & Charlotte Bunch eds., 2001); Women's Rights: A Global View (Lynn Walter ed., 2001); and Women, Gender, and Human Rights: A Global Perspective (Marjorie Agosin ed., 2001).
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  • Law: Access to the Legal System: Sub-Saharan Africa, in 2 Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures 381 (Sua Joseph Gen. Ed., 2005).
  • Feminist Legal Theory, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences 5464 (Neil J. Smelser & Paul B. Baltes eds., 2001) (co-author, R. Perry).
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  • Female Excision: Cultural Concerns, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences 5443 (Neil J. Smelser & Paul B. Baltes eds., 2001).
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