Fully-funded PhD studentship at the Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, beginning 1 October 2022.
Supervised by Dr Caroline Derry and Dr Andrew Gilbert, Open University Law School. (Applications from non-lawyers are welcome!)
Closing date: noon GMT, 16 February 2022. Potential candidates are welcome to contact me for an informal discussion.
This project will allow the successful candidate to develop their own, original research focus within this overall topic area. It invites proposals which explore the legal and socio-legal history of gender and sexuality, particularly those which address intersections of gender and/or sexuality with social class, ethnicity, disability or imperialism. They may but need not focus upon the law of England and Wales, Scotland or Ireland: proposals relating to other common law jurisdictions are welcomed. Potential areas of research could include (but are not limited to) histories of:
• The regulation of female sexuality in the criminal or family courts;
• Feminist campaigns on sexuality and the law;
• Trans legal histories;
• The regulation of gender and sexuality in common law jurisdictions beyond the United Kingdom;
• Gender, sexuality and imperialism.