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Chloë Kennedy

Senior Lecturer

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Edinburgh
Master of Laws, University of Edinburgh
Bachelor of Laws, University of Glasgow


Chloë 's main research interests are criminal law, legal theory, legal history, and the relationship between these areas. She is particularly interested in intellectual and cultural legal history, focussing on the ways that prevailing ideas have shaped the law's development and continue to inform our contemporary assumptions. Her research also focuses on law and gender and law and religion.


Along with Prof Sharon Cowan (Edinburgh) and Prof Vanessa Munro (Warwick), Chloë is currently running the Scottish Feminist Judgments Project: https://www.sfjp.law.ed.ac.uk 


Chloë is also undertaking an AHRC research leader fellowship on identity deception, focussing in particular on inducing intimacy: https://www.law.ed.ac.uk/research/research-projects/identity-deception 


Chloë welcomes proposals for the supervision of PhD students who would like to work on i) criminal law theory ii) criminal law / justice iii) legal history and the history of legal thought (especially 18th and 19th century) iv) law and religion v) law and gender



Current Research Interests

Criminal law, criminal law theory, legal history, intellectual history, legal theory, law and religion, law and philosophy, critical legal studies, law and gender.

Research outputs

  1. Criminalising deceptive sex: Sex, identity and recognition

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Counterfeit currency and the Criminal Law in commercializing Scotland

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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Research activities & awards

  1. Inducing Intimacy: critical lessons from law and history

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  2. Trust and Identity Network Sex Seminars

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  3. Law School Staff Seminar Series

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

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Latest prizes

  1. Outstanding Commitment to Liberation in the Curriculum

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  2. Research Facilitation Fund

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  3. AHRC Early Career Research Leader Fellowship

    Prize: Fellowships awarded competitively

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