Latest updates


June 2019: New blog post from Flora Renz:  Engaging with and thinking beyond the current feminist dichotomies. 

May/ June  2019 – we are currently looking for volunteers to be interviewed about their everyday experiences of gender.  You may additionally be asked if you would like to audio/visually represent your experiences of gender in different settings using a smart phone or other audio/video technology, but this is not mandatory.  We are looking to recruit a wide range of people who are over 18 and live in England or Wales. To find out more, please click here. 

See our Q & A for answers to some of the questions which we have been asked about the project, including the way we are using the terms gender and sex.

About the project

What should gender’s future be? Should gender fade in significance, become a matter of personal choice, define new ways of living and being, or remain a category of domination and inequality? And what can law contribute to these changes?

Currently in Britain, we all bear a legal gender, starting with the sex we are registered as having at birth.  But are there good reasons for retaining a system in which people are gendered in ways that carry formal legal status? What might change involve? And what are the implications, in terms of the challenges, risks and benefits, of radical reform?  These questions form the basis for our three-year critical law reform project, begun in May 2018, and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.




Find out more about the project here.

Who we are

The Future of Legal Gender project is led by researchers at King’s College London, and the Universities of Kent and Loughborough, with the support of an international advisory board.

Find out more about who we are here.





Logo by Sabrin Fetih,  second and third images by Ben Kanter.  Main image from Shutterstock (unattributed).