This cluster provides an intellectual and collaborative space for academics, visiting researchers and PhD students interested in gender-focused and feminist analysis of the law.
The cluster brings together an array of expertise as well as cutting-edge and impactful research on a variety of topics, including (but not limited to):
Members of the cluster are pursuing a range of projects, collaborative research, and public engagement activities in the areas of their expertise.
The cluster is led by Dr Olga Jurasz. If you are interested in joining the FGL cluster, please contact us.
Olga Jurasz gave evidence to the CEDAW People’s Tribunal, advocating for incorporation of the UN Convention on All Forms of Discrimination Against Women into the UK’s domestic legislation.
Kim Barker and Olga Jurasz presented their paper ‘Online violence against women: Recognising Democratic Harms & Participatory Exclusion?’ at the Suffrage Now: International Conference on Gender and Democracy organised by the Stockholm University (13 August 2021).
Dr Caroline Derry’s book, Lesbianism and the Criminal Law: Three Centuries of Legal Regulation in England and Wales (2020, Palgrave) was officially launched in October 2020. Dr Caroline Derry appeared in conversation with Professor Rosemary Auchmuty (University of Reading), in an event hosted by OU Law School. The lively discussion and conversation shed light on an important area of legal history and offered some fascinating insights!
A Feminism Gender & Law Cluster Launch event is being planned for early 2021 – details to follow soon!
Kim Barker and Olga Jurasz contributed an evidence submission on COVID-19 and violence against women to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Its Causes and Consequences, Dr Dubravka Šimonović (June 2020).
Louise Taylor presented a paper on Autobiographical Memory Misconceptions and the Police Investigative Response to Rape Complaints at the OU Centre for Policing Research and Learning online research event on the 14th of May 2020.
Kim Barker and Olga Jurasz critique Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill 2020 in a recent blog post Scots Hate Crime Bill: A Missed (Gender) Opportunity?