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Professor Joanne Conaghan

Professor Joanne Conaghan

Professor Joanne Conaghan
BA Hons(Oxon.), BCL(Oxon.)

Professor of Law

Area of research

Professor of Law

Office 3.46
Wills Memorial Building,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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+44 (0) 117 954 5343


Joanne joined the University of Bristol Law School in August 2013 having previously taught at the Universities of Kent, Exeter and San Diego California. A graduate and postgraduate of St Hugh’s College Oxford, Joanne has written extensively about issues relating to gender and law and is globally recognized as a leading scholar in the field of feminist legal studies. She is author of Law and Gender (2014) and co-author of The Wrongs of Tort (with Wade Mansell, 1993 & 1999). Joanne also co-edited The New Oxford Companion to Law (with Peter Cane, 2008). Joanne has been a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences since 2011. She is Chair of the REF2021 Law Subpanel and served as Deputy Chair in 2014. 

From 2008-2011, Joanne was Head of the University of Kent Law School and from 2014-2018 she was Head of the University of Bristol Law School.

Joanne is currently working on two projects, one on rape law and theory and the other on tort and gender.  

You can follow Joanne on twitter: @joanneconaghan

Watch Joanne deliver her University of Bristol inaugural lecture in the Wills Memorial Building on 19th February 2015 -

 Research interests: tort, labour and employment law (particularly equality issues), jurisprudence and legal theory, feminism and gender, including legal aspects of violence against women

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