Past events


The Fawcett Society, East London group.  Virtual monthly meeting.  2 June 2020.  Davina Cooper was invited as a guest speaker to talk about the project and questions around gender.  Details here.

Findings to date, and the ideas behind the Future of Legal Gender project.  Law Research Seminar Series.  Birkbeck.  University of London.  5 Feb 2020. Flora Renz.  Details here.

What if the state no longer sexed us?  Prefiguring Gender’s Legal Reform.  Emory University, Atlanta, USA.  22 January 2019.  Davina Cooper.

What if the state no longer sexed us?  The implications of reforming legal gender status.  King’s College London, Strand.  8 November 2019.  6-8pm.  Part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science,  2-9 November 2019.

What if the state no longer sexed us?  LSE,  Department of Gender Studies.  London.  30 October 2019.  6-7.30pm.  Davina Cooper, with Dr Magdalena Mikulak and Dr Jacob Breslow chairing.    Further details here.

The Future of Legal Gender. Institute for Feminist Legal Studies, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada. 19 Sept 2019.   Davina Cooper. Further details here.

Thinking about gender through other socio-legal categories.  McMaster University School of Labour Studies, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  18 Sept 2019.  Flora Renz.  Further details here.

What if the state no longer sexed us?  The political implications of abandoning a regime of assigned sex/gender status.  Department of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.  6 Sept 2019.  Davina Cooper presented this paper as part of the JurisTalk series.  Responses were given by Ann Cvetovich (Director, Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies), Stacy Douglas (Law and Legal Studies) and Lara Karaian (Criminology and Criminal Justice).  Further details here.

What if the state no longer sexed us?  The Centre for Feminist Legal Studies, University of British Columbia, Canada.  27 Aug 2019.  Davina Cooper.  Further details here.

Academic Colloquium.  King’s College London.  20 June 2019.

On 20 June 2019, the FLaG team hosted an academic colloquium, to discuss some of the early analysis arising from the different strands of the project, in conversation with critical, interdisciplinary, theoretically-engaged academic scholarship.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to the discussion throughout the day.

Special thanks to our panelists – Diamond Ashiagbor, Shona Hunter, Sumi Madhok, Ambreena Manji, Vannesa Munro, Alain Pottage, Christine Quinan, Yvette Taylor, Tessa Wright and Helen Xanthaki – for responding to the team’s papers and taking part in the panel discussions.  An open discussion on fluctuating intensities: thinking about gender through other socio-legal categories was also very interesting (see Flora Renz’s  blog for the SLSA).






Healthy Debate?  Surveying divergent perspectives on sex/gender and health/wellbeing.  International Society of Critical Health Psychology Conference.  16 July 2019.    Paper presented by Elizabeth Peele and Han Newman (below).
Contested Criticality and Gender Agendas.  Psychology of Sexualities Annual Conference.  London 4 July 2019.  Paper presented by Elizabeth Peele.


The Regulation of Non-binary Identities and the Future of Legal Gender. UCU LGBT+ Research Conference.  University of Manchester.  17 May 2019. Paper presented by Flora Renz.


What should we do with the public life of gender?  Kent Law School.  14 May 2019. Davina Cooper.   Seminar hosted by the Centre for Sexuality, Race and Gender Justice.


Reclaiming the Public Place of Gender in Critical Accounts of its Future.  Brunel Law School.  8 May 2019. Paper presented by Davina Cooper.

Roundtable on the Future of Legal Gender Project.  Socio-Legal Studies Association. 2019 Annual Conference. Leeds. 3 April 2019.  Roundable presented by Davina Cooper, Robyn Emerton and Flora Renz.


A Very Binary Drama:  The Conceptual Struggle for Gender’s Future.  University of Helsinki.  27 March 2019. Davina Cooper with discussant Tuilja Pulkkinen (above).


Making Up a World: Prefiguration, Play and the Enactment of New Facts.  King’s College London.  13 March 2019.   ( KCL event)  Inaugural lecture by Davina Cooper (above).

A Very Binary Drama: The Conceptual Struggle for Gender’s Future.  University of Sussex.  6 March 2019.  Public lecture by Davina Cooper.

Gender, Craft, Law and Politics:  Notes for an Ethnography of Legislative Drafting. University of Oxford. 25 Feb 2019.  Seminar by Emily Grabham.






Older People’s Attitudes to Gender.  University of Malta. 21 Feb 2019.  Public lecture by Elizabeth Peel (above).


Joint seminar with EDF (Equally Ours).  King’s College London. 9 Oct 2018. 

On 9 October 2018, FLaG co-hosted its first event at The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, with the Equality and Diversity Forum, a national network of organisations working across all areas of equality and human rights (now called Equally Ours). Around 35 EDF members attended, including organisations working in the fields of healthcare, housing and education, and those focusing on equality for women, people with disabilities, the elderly and LGBT people.   For further details and photographs see here.