Chloë Kennedy & Sharon Cowan

August 22, 8:30am - 10:00am BST. Hosted at Whitespace

part of a series on Justice


About the speaker

Speaking truth to power: challenging legal injustice through an artistic lens

Sharon Cowan is the Professor of Feminist and Queer Legal Studies in the Law School at Edinburgh University. She teaches criminal law, gender, sexuality and law, and refugee law, and is passionate about feminist theory and activism, feminist pedagogy and cycling. She is currently involved in a project working with trans people, talking about their experiences of equality and discrimination. For the last two years, along with Chloë Kennedy, Vanessa Munro and Jill Kennedy-McNeill, she has been coordinating the Scottish Feminist Judgments Project. This has been an incredibly powerful and enriching experience and has often been the thing that has made her want to get out of bed in the morning.

Chloë Kennedy is Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law at the University of Edinburgh School of Law. Her teaching and research interests include criminal law, legal theory, legal history, law and religion, and law and gender. In addition to co-ordinating the Scottish Feminist Judgments Project, Chloë is working on a critical history of identity deception. One of the aims of this project is to try to ensure that this area of law develops in a just and fair way.

Photo by John Devlin

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This event is on a Thursday, and will therefore not happen on a Friday as usual, see you at breakfast!