We will be publishing a range of materials during the course of the project.  These materials will be aimed at academic and non-academic stakeholders and the general public. At the conclusion of the project, we will present one or two draft bills of the legal frameworks that appear most promising from a feminist perspective, as a focus for further policy discussion and public engagement.


Cooper, D. (2020). “Towards an adventurous institutional politics: the prefigurative ‘as if’ and the reposing of what’s real”.  The Sociological Review.  Open access: click here.

Cooper, D. (2019) “A very binary drama: The conceptual struggle for gender’s future”.  9(1) feminists@law.

Cooper, D. (2019) “Beyond the current gender wars”. IPPR Progressive Review 25(4): 393-403

Renz, F.  (2019).  Fluctuating Intensities: Thinking about gender through other socio-legal categories.    SLSA blog post. 

Preliminary Publications

Cooper, D. and  Renz, F. (2016) “If the state decertified gender, what might happen to its meaning and value?”. Journal of Law and Society 43(4): 483-505.

Cooper, D. (2015) “Bringing the utopian into our gender politics”. Social Politics and Stuff.  25 January 2015.  

Grabham, E. (2016) “Time and technique: the legal lives of the 26-week qualifying period” Economy and Society 45: (3-4) 379-406 .