Pitt Law Professor Anthony C. Infanti contributed a chapter on LGBT Rights and Tax Law: A Comparative Perspective in a new scholarly publication, “Research Handbook on Gender, Sexuality, and Law.” The book provides wide-ranging insights into current debates surrounding gender, sexuality, and the law and points the way for future socio-legal research and scholarship. The book is part of Edward Elgar’s Research Handbooks in Law and Society Series (edited by Austin Sarat and Rosemary Hunter)
Chapters address a range of current arguments and issues, providing an enhanced theoretical framework and evolving understanding from a variety of feminist and queer perspectives. Relationship recognition debates and LGBT activism and scholarship are examined and discussed, as well as questions around bodily autonomy, kink identities, pornography and healthcare access rights. Research exploring the lived experiences of people facing challenges such as domestic violence, asylum, femicide and hate crime is also assessed.
This Research Handbook will be an invaluable resource for researchers and students in the fields of law, sexuality and gender, as well as family studies, sociology, media and cultural studies, and medicine. Activists will also benefit from its scholarly insight into key policy debates and future strategy.
More information can be found here.
Professor Infanti was appointed as the Christopher C. Walthour, Sr. Professor of Law in 2019 for his eminence in the field of tax law and critical legal theory. Infanti's scholarship spans the fields of federal income tax, corporate and international tax, and critical legal studies, with an emphasis on the intersection of tax law with sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity.
Professor Infanti also serves as a Faculty Editor for the Pitt Law Pittsburgh Tax Review and has received both the University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award as well as an Excellence-in-Teaching Award from the graduating students of the School of Law. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, the American College of Tax Counsel, and the American Bar Foundation.