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Professor of Law, University of Kent

Erika Rackley’s principal research interests are in law, gender and feminism, with a particular focus judicial diversity and the nature of judging, feminist legal history and image-based sexual abuse (including ‘revenge porn’). Alongside her sole-authored research, she has co-led large collaborative, cross-disciplinary research projects including the Feminist Judgments Project (with Rosemary Hunter and Clare McGlynn) and, more recently, the Women’s Legal Landmarks Project (with Rosemary Auchmuty).

Her individual and co-authored scholarship has shaped legislation and policy in the UK and has been widely cited by senior members of the national and international judiciary and in government, parliamentary and policy/NGO reports. It has been supported by research grants from the AHRC, ESRC, British Academy, Leverhulme Trust and Australian Research Council.


  • –present
    Professor of Law, University of Kent
  • 2014–2018
    Professor of Law, University of Birmingham