Transgender Jurisprudence: Moving Beyond (Gender) Regulation

Aston Webb WG12
Thursday 23 February 2017 (17:15-18:15)
Flora Renz

The Gender Recognition Act 2004 was passed more than 10 years ago to allow trans people to legally change their gender. However, very little is currently known about the effects of this legal framework on trans people’s decision making and their engagement with this specific law. In this talk, Flora Renz will consider some of the key problematic aspects of the GRA, particularly regarding its effect on people who deviate from accepted gender norms. Beyond evaluating the existing legal framework for gender recognition, this talk will further explore the inherent limitations of legal attempts to regulate and certify gender identity.

Flora is a Lecturer in Law at City, University of London. Before joining City Law School in August 2016, Flora worked at the University of Kent as Assistant Lecturer in Law. Flora’s teaching interests are mainly around Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. Their research is concerned with the legal regulation of (trans)gender identities and sexuality in society and broader questions focusing on the interface between structural inequalities, law, gender, sexuality, and gender identity.

Free event and registration not necessary.