Edinburgh Research Explorer

Prof Sharon Cowan

Personal Chair of Feminist and Queer Legal Studies

  1. "Just a Story": Rape Narratives and Credibility Assessments of Women Seeking Asylum

    Baillot, H., Cowan, S. & Munro, V., Jun 2012, In : Women's Asylum News. 111, p. 1-5

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. 'Freedom and Capacity to make a Choice': A Feminist Analysis of Consent in the Criminal Law of Rape

    Cowan, S., 2007, Sexuality and the Law: Feminist Engagements. Munro, V. & Stychin, C. (eds.). Glasshouse Press (Routledge-Cavendish), p. 51-71 21 p.

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

  3. 'Gender is No Substitute for Sex': A Comparative Human Rights Analysis of the Legal Regulation of Sexual Identity

    Cowan, S., 2005, In : Feminist Legal Studies. 13, 1, p. 67-96 29 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. 'Hearing the Right Gaps': Enabling and Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence within the UK Asylum Process

    Cowan, S., Baillot, H. & Munro, V., 2013, University of Edinburgh, School of Law, Working Papers, 25 p.

    Research output: Working paper

  5. 'That Woman is a Woman!': The Case of Bellinger v Bellinger and the Mysterious Disappearance of Sex

    Cowan, S., 2004, In : Feminist Legal Studies. 12, 1, p. 79-92 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. 'We Walk Among You': Trans Identity Politics Goes to the Movies

    Cowan, S., 2013, University of Edinburgh, School of Law, Working Papers, 29 p.

    Research output: Working paper

  7. A Troubling Lack of Clarity in Scots Law Regarding Assisted Suicide

    Cairns, I., Campbell, L., Chalmers, J., Christie, S., Cornford, A., Cowan, S., Duff, A., Duff, P., Elliston, S., Farmer, L., Ferguson, P., Kennedy, C., Leverick, F., McDiarmid, C., Maher, G., Marshall, S., Nicolson, D., Ramsay, J., Shaw, E., Tickell, A. & 1 othersWilliamson, S., 31 Mar 2015, In : Herald (Glasgow).

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

  8. All Change or Business as Usual? Reforming the Law of Rape in Scotland

    Cowan, S., 2010, Rethinking Rape Law: International and Comparative Perspectives. McGlynn, C. & Munro, V. E. (eds.). Routledge, p. 154-69 15 p.

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

  9. Beyond the War on Crime: Personhood, Punishment and the State

    Cowan, S., 2006, In : Buffalo Criminal Law Review. 9, 2, p. 655-90 35 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  10. Choice and Consent: Feminist Engagements with Law and Subjectivity

    Cowan, S. (ed.) & Hunter, R. (ed.), 2007, Routledge-Cavendish. 192 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

  11. Choosing Freely: Theoretically Reframing the Concept of Consent

    Cowan, S., 2007, Choice and Consent: Feminist Engagements with Law and Subjectivity. Hunter, R. & Cowan, S. (eds.). Routledge-Cavendish, p. 91-105 15 p. (Critical Approaches to Law).

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

  12. Criminalizing SM: Disavowing the Erotic, Instantiating Violence

    Cowan, S., 2012, The Structures of the Criminal Law. Duff, R. A., Farmer, L., Marshall, S. E., Renzo, M. & Tadros, V. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 59-84 26 p. (Criminalization).

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

  13. Crossing Borders, Inhabiting Spaces: The (In)credibility of Sexual Violence in Asylum Appeals

    Cowan, S., Baillot, H. & Munro, V., 2011, Regulating the International Movement of Women: From Protection to Control. FitzGerald, S. (ed.). Routledge, p. 111-32 21 p.

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

  14. Devolving dictum? Legal tradition, national identity and feminist activism

    Cowan, S., Kennedy, C. & Munro, V., 11 Nov 2019, Scottish Feminist Judgments: (Re)Creating Law from the Outside In. Cowan, S., Kennedy, C. & Munro, V. E. (eds.). Hart Publishing

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

  15. Feminist Judging: From Margin to Centre

    Cowan, S., Kennedy, C. & Munro, V., 21 Nov 2018, Social and Legal Studies.

    Research output: Other contribution

  16. In search of connections: Reading between the lines of Nicola Lacey’s In search of criminal responsibility

    Cowan, S., 30 Nov 2017, In : Critical Analysis of Law. 4, 2, p. 211-221

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  17. Looking Back (To)wards the Body: Medicalization and the GRA

    Cowan, S., 2009, In : Social and Legal Studies. 18, 2, p. 247-52 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  18. Mason's Forensic Medicine for Lawyers

    Cowan, S. & Hunt, A. C., 2008, 5th ed. Tottel Publishing. 618 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  19. Motivating Questions and Partial Answers: A Response to Prosecuting Domestic Violence by Michelle Madden Dempse

    Cowan, S., 2012, In : Criminal Law and Philosophy.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  20. Offenses of Sex or Violence? Consent, Fraud, and HIV Transmission

    Cowan, S., 1 Jan 2014, In : New Criminal Law Review. 17, 1, p. 135-161

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  21. Open Letter to the Scottish Law Commission

    Cowan, S. & Tadros, V., 2006, In : Scots Law Times. 25, p. 157-67 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  22. Open Letter to the Scottish Law Commission's Consultation Document

    Burman, M., Calder, G., Chalmers, J., Casey, J., Cowan, S., Cruft, R., Dempsey, M., Duff, A., Ellison, L., Farmer, L., Ferguson, P., Hanley, C., Hodgson, J., Jamieson, L., Kelly, L., Królikowski, M., Marshall, S., McGlynn, C., Munro, V., Norrie, A. & 8 othersO'Hara, S., Power, H., Raitt, F., Redmayne, M., Shute, S., Sullivan, B., Tadros, V. & Viskum, B., 2006, In : Scots Law Times. p. 157-67

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

  23. Playing Games with Law

    Cowan, S., Bouclin, S. & Calder, G., 2013, The Arts and the Legal Academy: Beyond Text in Legal Education. Bankowski, Z., Del Mar, M. & Maharg, P. (eds.). Ashgate Publishing, p. 63-86 (Emerging Legal Education).

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

  24. Re-Imagining Equality: Meaning and Movement

    Cowan, S. & Calder, G., 2013, University of Edinburgh, School of Law, Working Papers, 23 p.

    Research output: Working paper

  25. Re-imagining Equality: Meaning and Movement

    Cowan, S. & Calder, G., 2008, In : Australian Feminist Law Journal. 29, p. 109-30 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  26. Reason to Disbelieve: Evaluating the Rape Claims of Women Seeking Asylum in the UK

    Baillot, H., Cowan, S. & Munro, V. E., Mar 2014, In : International Journal of Law in Context. 10, 1, p. 105-39

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  27. Research Briefing: Rape Narratives and Credibility Assessment (of Female Claimants) at the AIT

    Baillot, H., Cowan, S. & Munro, V., 2012, The Nuffield Foundation. 8 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  28. Review of 'Scots Criminal Law: A Critical Analysis' By Pamel Ferguson and Claire McDiarmid

    Cowan, S., 2011, In : SCOLAG Legal Journal. 408, p. 242-243 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  29. Review of Sexual Assault and the Justice Gap: A Question of Attitude by Jennifer Temkin & Barbara Krahé

    Cowan, S., 2008, In : SCOLAG Legal Journal. 372, p. 266

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  30. Scottish Feminist Judgments: (Re)Creating Law from the Outside In

    Cowan, S. (ed.), Kennedy, C. (ed.) & Munro, V. (ed.), 11 Nov 2019, Hart Publishing.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  31. Scottish Feminist Judgments Project

    Cowan, S., Kennedy, C. & Munro, V., 4 Dec 2017, In : SCOLAG Legal Journal. 482

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  32. Second-Hand Emotion? Exploring the Contagion and Impact of Trauma and Distress in the Asylum Law Context

    Baillot, H., Cowan, S. & Munro, V. E., Nov 2013, In : Journal of Law and Society. 40, 4, p. 509-540

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  33. Seen But Not Heard? Parallels and Dissonances in the Treatment of Rape Narratives across the Asylum and Criminal Justice Contexts

    Cowan, S., Baillot, H. & Munro, V., 2009, In : Journal of Law and Society. 36, 2, p. 195-219 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  34. Sense and sensibilities: A feminist critique of legal interventions against sexual violence

    Cowan, S., 1 Jan 2019, In : Edinburgh Law Review. 23, 1, p. 22-51

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  35. Sex/Gender Equality: Taking a Break from the Legal to Transform the Social

    Cowan, S., Dec 2015, Exploring the ‘Legal’ in Socio-Legal Studies. Cowan, D. & Wincott, D. (eds.). London: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 115-134 20 p. (Socio-Legal Studies).

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

  36. Speaking Truth to Power: Challenging Legal Injustice Through an Artistic Lens

    Kennedy, C. & Cowan, S., 11 Nov 2019

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

  37. The Elvis We Deserve: The Social Regulation of Sex/Gender and Sexuality Through Cultural Representations of 'the King'

    Cowan, S., 2009, SSRN: University of Edinburgh, School of Law, Working Papers, 42 p.

    Research output: Working paper

  38. The Elvis We Deserve: The Social Regulation of Sex/Gender and sexuality through Cultural Representations of ‘The King’

    Cowan, S., 2010, In : Law, Culture and the Humanities. 6, 2, p. 221-24 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  39. The Headscarf Controversy: A Response to Jill Marshall

    Cowan, S., 2008, In : Res Publica. 14, 3, p. 193-201 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  40. The Pain of Pleasure: Consent and the Criminalisation of Sado-Masochistic 'Assaults'

    Cowan, S., Oct 2010, Essays in Criminal Law in Honour of Sir Gerald Gordon. Chalmers, J., Leverik, F. & Farmer, L. (eds.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, p. 126-40 15 p. (Edinburgh Studies in Law).

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

  41. The Scottish Feminist Judgments Project: A new frontier

    Cowan, S., 2018, In : Oñati Socio-legal Series. 8, 9, p. 1386-1401

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  42. The Trouble with Drink: Intoxication, (In)Capacity and the Evaporation of Consent to Sex

    Cowan, S., 2008, In : Akron Law Review. 41, 4, p. 899-922 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  43. The Trouble with Drink: Intoxication, (In)Capacity and the Evaporation of Consent to Sex

    Cowan, S., 2011, SSRN: University of Edinburgh, School of Law, Working Papers, 17 p.

    Research output: Working paper

  44. The relevance of sexual history and vulnerability in the prosecution of sexual offences

    Cowan, S. & Campbell, L., Nov 2017, Scottish Criminal Evidence Law : Current Developments and Future Trends. Duff, P. & Ferguson, P. R. (eds.). Edinburgh University Press

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

  45. Through the looking glass? Feminist praxis, artistic methods and Scottish feminist judging

    Cowan, S., Kennedy, C. & Munro, V., 11 Nov 2019, Scottish Feminist Judgments: (Re)Creating Law from the Outside In. Hart Publishing

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

  46. To Buy or Not to Buy? Vulnerability and the Criminalisation of Commercial BDSM

    Cowan, S., 2013, University of Edinburgh, School of Law, Working Papers, 36 p.

    Research output: Working paper

  47. To Buy or Not to Buy? Vulnerability and the Criminalisation of Commercial BDSM

    Cowan, S., 2012, In : Feminist Legal Studies. 20, 3, p. 263-79 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  48. We Walk Among You: Trans Identity Politics Goes to the Movies

    Cowan, S., 2009, In : Canadian Journal of Women and the Law. 21, 1, p. 91-118 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  49. What a Long Strange Trip It's Been: Feminist and Queer Travels with Sex, Gender and Sexuality

    Cowan, S., 2013, The Ashgate Research Companion to Feminist Legal Theory. Davies, M. & Munro, V. E. (eds.). new ed. Ashgate Publishing, p. 105-25

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

  50. Words, Desires and Ideas: Freud, Foucault and the Hermaphroditic Roots of Bisexuality

    Cowan, S. & Elden, S., 2002, In : Pli: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy. 13, p. 79-99 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  51. ‘Hearing the Right Gaps’: Enabling and Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence within the UK Asylum Process

    Cowan, S., Baillot, H. & Munro, V., 2012, In : Social and Legal Studies. 21, 3, p. 1-28 29 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle