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Kate Wilkinson Cross

Lecturer in Law, De Montfort University

Kate joined Leicester De Montfort University Law School in January 2016. She received her PhD from the University of Sheffield in 2016, which focused on ecofeminism, international environmental law and security.

Her current research interests include the commodification of the environment as a mechanism for its protection, with a focus on the treatment of traditional knowledge and customs and legal pluralism. She is further developing her research interests in law and gender, the concept of ‘care’ in relation to the environment, and the securitisation of non-traditional threats, such as the environment in wider international discourse.

Kate obtained her LLB at the University of Sussex before moving to Sheffield to complete an LLM in International and European Law in 2008. Prior to commencing her PhD, she worked in a professional capacity in a regional law firm.

Kate teaches at undergraduate and post-graduate level. Her teaching experience includes Constitutional and Administrative Law, International Environmental Law, International Law, Family Law, Contract Law, and Foundations of Law.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Law, De Montfort University