Edinburgh Research Explorer

Prof Sharon Cowan

Personal Chair of Feminist and Queer Legal Studies

  1. Chapter (peer-reviewed) › Research › Peer-reviewed
  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. 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)

  4. 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)

  5. 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)

  6. 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)

  7. 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)

  8. 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)

  9. 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)

  10. 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)

  11. 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)

  12. 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)

  13. 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)

  14. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  15. "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

  16. '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

  17. '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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

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