Linda Steele is a Senior Lecturer and member of Law Health Justice area of research excellence, UTS:Law, University of Technology Sydney and a Visiting Senior Fellow, Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, University of Wollongong. Previously she was a Lecturer in the School of Law, University of Wollongong. She holds a BA(Gender Studies) and LLB(Hons) from University of Wollongong, a Masters of Public and International Law from University of Melbourne and a PhD from University of Sydney.
Linda’s research explores the intersections of disability, law and injustice, with a current focus on the interrelated areas of punishment and institutional violence. Her research is interdisciplinary, drawing on diverse critical theories and empirical research methods to provide new approaches to theorising, understanding and responding to contemporary disability law and policy issues.
Linda has published in journals across the disciplines of law, criminology and gender and cultural studies. She has co-edited the following special issues: ‘Disability at the Peripheries: Legal Theory, Disability and Criminal Law’ (2014) Griffith Law Review and ‘Medical Bodies Gender, Justice and Medicine’ (2016) Australian Feminist Studies, ‘Normalcy and Disability: Intersections Among Norms, Law, and Culture’ (2017) Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies and ‘Disability, Rights and Law Reform in Australia - Recent Trends’ (2017) Law in Context.