About the Author
Martha Albertson Fineman is a Robert W. Woodruff Professor at Emory University School of Law. An internationally recognized scholar, Fineman is a leading authority on family law and feminist jurisprudence. Following graduation from University of Chicago Law School in 1975, she clerked for the Hon. Luther M. Swygert of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Fineman began her teaching career at the University of Wisconsin in 1976. In 1990, she moved to Columbia University where she was the Maurice T. Moore Professor of Law. Before moving to Emory, she was on the Cornell Law School faculty where she held the Dorothea Clarke Professorship, the fi rst endowed chair in the nation in feminist jurisprudence. Fineman is founder and Director of the Feminism and Legal Th eory (FLT) Project, which was inaugurated in 1984. Th e two most recent collections from the FLT Project edited by Fineman are What Is Right For Children? Th e Competing Paradigms of Religion and Human Rights (with Karen Worthington) and Feminist and Queer Legal Th eory: Intimate Encounters, Uncomfortable Conversations (with Jack E. Jackson and Adam P. Romero ), both published by Ashgate Press in 2009. Fineman also serves as co-director of Emory's Race and Diff erence Initiative and is the director of one of its sub-initiatives, the Vulnerability Studies Project. Estelle Zinsstag is a senior researcher at the Institute of Criminology - KU Leuven (Belgium), and currently working on the FP7 project ALTERNATIVE. She publishes in the fi elds of sexual violence against women, transitional justice, and restorative justice. Her most recent publication is a book she co-edited with Inge Vanfraechem entitled Conferencing and Restorative Justice published by Oxford University Press (2012). She is also the managing editor of a new academic journal entitled Restorative Justice: an International Journal published by Hart Publishing. Previously she has been a senior research offi cer at the European Forum for Restorative Justice, where she was leading a project funded by the European Commission on 'Conferencing: A Way Forward for Restorative Justice in Europe'. In 2008 she completed a Ph.D. entitled 'Sexual Violence against Women in Armed Confl ict: Towards a Transitional Justice Perspective' at the School of Law, Queen's University Belfast (UK).