- South Hall 2635
Davina Cooper (Law & Political Theory,University of Kent)
Tuesday, March 4 / 12:30 PM
South Hall 2635
Davina Cooper is Professor of Law & Political Theory at the University of Kent (UK). Her academic work focuses on transformative projects and possibilities within the state and civil society, particularly in relation to sexuality, religion and minority social practices. She also focuses methodologically and politically on the constraints and promise of political concepts, particularly of the state, power and equality. She is the author of Everyday Utopias: The Conceptual Life of Promising Spaces (just published by Duke). Her earlier books include: Challenging Diversity, Governing Out of Order, Power in Struggle, and Sexing the City. Between 2004-2009, she was Director of the AHRC Research Centre for Law, Gender & Sexuality. She co-edits the Routledge interdisciplinary book series, Social Justice; has sat on research council and other national funding bodies, worked as a local magistrate, and from 1986-1990, served as an elected local politician on a radical London council.
Sponsored by the IHC’s New Sexualities RFG, the Hull Chair of Feminist Studies, and the Dept. of English.
More Information: http://www.ihc.ucsb.edu/imagining-the-state/