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Dr Sarah Beresford

Dr Sarah Beresford

Lecturer

LA1 4YN


Tel: +44 1524 593166

Affiliations

Law School
Centre for Gender and Women's Studies
Human Rights Forum
Centre for Crime, Law and Justice
Centre for Child and Family Justice Research

Dr Beresford's research interests focus upon Gender, Sexuality and Law; Family Law and Society.

PhD Supervision Interests

Dr Beresford would be happy to receive applications from potential doctoral students in the areas of Gender and Sexuality.

Current Teaching

  • Law 240 - Family Law
  • Law 350 - Gender and the Law

Additional Information

Further Information & Websites

I am a member of;

  • Society of Legal Scholars
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association
  • Ecclesiastical Law Society
  • Lesbian & Gay Lawyers Association

You can also access my research papers and other information by looking on Academia.edu at http://lancs.academia.edu/SarahBeresford

External Appointments

2010 AHRC peer reviewer

2012-2016 ? External Examiner, LLB modules, Middlesex University.

2006-2011 -External Examiner, LLB Employment Law,Law School, University of Central Lancashire

I have peer reviewed articles for The Griffith Law Review and the Alternative law Journal

My Role

I am cuurently the Director of the Centre for Law and Society.

2016

Lesbian spanners: A Re-appraisal of UK Consensual Sadomasochism Laws: a re-appraisal of UK consensual sadomasochism laws

Beresford, S. E. 13/06/2016 In: Liverpool Law Review. 38 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2014

Obscene performative pornography: R v Peacock [2012] and the legal construction of same sex and gendered identities in the UK

Beresford, S. 3/11/2014 In: Porn Studies. p. 378-390

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The age of consent and the ending of queer theory

Beresford, S. 22/10/2014 In: Laws. 3, 4, p. 759-779 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Queer theory and the age of consent

Beresford, S. 5/02/2014

Research output: Other contribution

2012

It's Not Me it's You: Law's Performance Anxiety Over Gender Identity in Cohabitation Cases

Beresford, S. 2012 In: Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly. 63, 2, p. 187-200 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2011

Seeking secularism: resisting religiosity in marriage and divorce. A comparative study of England and America

Beresford, S. 2011 In: Web Journal of Current Legal Issues. n/a, 3, p. n/a

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2009

Abolishing marriage: can civil partnership cover it?

Beresford, S. & Falkus, C. 04/2009 In: Liverpool Law Review. 30, 1, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Judging a book by its cover: the deployment (and) unsettling of familial images on family law textbook covers.

Beresford, S. 2009 In: Griffith Law Review. 18, 1, p. 41-55 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Review of John Witte, Eliza Ellison and William B. Eerdmans' 'Covenant marriage in comparative perspective'

Beresford, S. 2009 In: Ecclesiastical Law Journal. 11, 1, p. 111-113 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

2008

Get Over Your (Legal) 'Self': A Brief History of Lesbians, Motherhood and the Law.

Beresford, S. 06/2008 In: Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. 30, 2, p. 95-106 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Book review: Alison Diduck and Katherine O'Donovan, eds, Feminist Perspectives on Family Law.

Beresford, S. 04/2008 In: Feminist Theory. 9, 1, p. 122-123 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Guardianship in relation to children.

Beresford, S. 2008 The new Oxford companion to law. Cane, P. & Conaghan, J. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 512-513 2 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Guardianship in relation to persons with mental incapacity.

Beresford, S. 2008 The New Oxford companion to law. Cane, P. & Conaghan, J. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 513-514 2 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2007

Couples deserve better than this.

Beresford, S. & Falkus, C. 13/07/2007 In: Times Higher Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1998

Legal queeries: lesbian, gay and transgender legal studies

Moran, L. (ed.), Monk, D. (ed.) & Beresford, S. (ed.) 1998 London: Cassell. 203 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

The lesbian mother: questions of gender and sexual identity

Beresford, S. 1998 Legal queeries: lesbian, gay and transgender legal studies. Beresford, S., Moran, L. J. & Monk, D. (eds.). London: Cassell, p. 57-67 11 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1996

Femininity, sexuality and identity in law.

Beresford, S. 1996 Women, Power and Resistance. Cosslett, T., Easton, A. & Summerfield, P. (eds.). Buckingham: Open University Press, p. 187-196 10 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1994

Lesbians in residence and parental responsibility cases

Beresford, S. 1994 In: Family Law. 24, p. 643-645 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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