Kent Law School

Critical perspectives research led teaching


Anne Bottomley

Reader in Law and Property

Kent Law School


Anne is currently focused on property practices in relation to urban planning and architecture - drawing from Deleuze and theoretical perspectives emerging in anthropology and social theory. Anne has continuing interest in debates surrounding theoretical perspectives within feminism.

Major Research Projects

  • Completing a book (with Nathan Moore of Birkbeck) entitled 'City, Cinema, Control'.
  • Working on the development of garden cities -presently focused on co-operative housing schemes and utopian projects. Presently a series of papers - this will be brought together as a book.
  • Bringing together materials for a socio-legal text on a relational approach to property.
  • Working with others, including anthroplogists, on property as a mobile concept (this informs the two property projects above)

Research Areas: Gender and Sexuality, Law Politics and Culture, Legal Theories and Philosophy, Property Law

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Bottomley, A. and Moore, N. (2013). Matters of ownership: a 'people's port' for Dover? Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 64:365-382.
Bottomley, A. and Moore, N. (2012). Law, Diagram, Film: Critique Exhausted. Law and Critique [Online] 23:163-182.
Bottomley, A. (2010). Lines of Vision, Lines of Flight: Belly of an Architect. Cardozo Law Review [Online] 31:1055.
Bottomley, A. and Moore, N. (2008). Blind Stuttering: Diagrammatic City. Griffith Law Review 17:559-576.
Book section
Bottomley, A. (2009). They shall be simple in their homes..the many dimensions of co-operative housing . in: Bottomley, A. and Wong, S. eds. Changing Contours of Domestic Life, Family and Law: Caring and Sharing. Oxford : Hart, pp. 49-66.
Edited book
Bottomley, A. and Wong, S. eds. (2009). Changing Contours of Domestic Life, Family and Law: Caring and Sharing. Oxford: Hart Publishing.
Showing 6 of 31 total publications in KAR. [See all in KAR]
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Undergraduate modules

  • Foundations of Property (LW316)
  • Property Law (LW501)
  • Trusts (LW513)
  • Law and Literature (LW581)


In the subjects in which Anne teaches and also her own research interests - including film.

Currently Supervising:

  • L Barnes: PhD "The dynamic of law's performance"
  • K Hussain: LLM "The changing face of the South Asian diaspora in Britain and the influence of bollywood film and copyright law"
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Editorial Work

Feminist Legal Studies.


Co-convenor of LAD (Law Anthropology Dialogues) - a joint seminars series with the department of Anthropology

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