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Dr Yvette Russell

Dr Yvette Russell

Dr Yvette Russell
BA(Auck.), LLB(Auck.), LLM(NYU), PhD(Kent)

Senior Lecturer in Law and Feminist Theory

Office 3.60
Wills Memorial Building,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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+44 (0) 117 954 5324


feminist theory; queer theory; poststructuralist philosophy; critical legal studies; race and criminal justice; criminal law; sexual offences.


Yvette Russell holds an LLB and a BA in political theory from the University of Auckland where she was the recipient of a Senior Prize in Law.  She holds an LLM from New York University where she was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar and a PEO International Peace Scholar.  She holds a PhD from Kent Law School, where she held a Kent Research Studentship for three years.  Prior to joining Bristol Law School in September 2014, she worked for three years as a government adviser in New Zealand on child and youth justice issues, was a teaching fellow at the University of Reading from 2011 to 2012 and was a lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast from 2012 to 2014.  She was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2006 and is a Co-ordinating Editor of the international law journal Feminist Legal Studies.

Following Yvette on twitter: @yvetterusse11




Criminal Law

Crime, Justice and Society

Sex, Gender and Law (unit coordinator)

Law and Race (unit coordinator)



Social and Legal Theory

Gender, Sexuality and Law



  • feminist theory
  • queer theory
  • poststructuralist philosophy
  • critical legal studies
  • race and criminal justice
  • criminal law
  • sexual offences.

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