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Maria Drakopoulou

Reader in Law

Kent Law School

Research

Maria's research interests include:

  • Feminist Theory
  • Feminist Jurisprudence
  • Legal Theory and Philosophy
  • Legal History
  • Roman Law
  • Equity and Trusts

Major research project

Maria is currently working on a book on the genealogy of feminist critique in law.

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Articles
Book Sections

    Drakopoulou, Maria (2014) Samuel Pufendorf, Feminism And The Question Of ‘Women And Law. In: Drakopoulou, Maria Feminist Encounters with Legal Philosophy. Routledge-Cavendish, pp. 66-91. ISBN 9780415497602.

    Abstract

    Presenting feminist readings of texts from the legal philosophical and jurisprudential canon, the papers collected here offer an interdisciplinary and critical challenge to established modes of reading law. Feminist approaches to law usually take the form of either critical engagements with legal doctrine, legal concepts and ideas, or critical assessments of the effects that specific areas of law have upon the lives of women. This collection, however, although rooted in feminist legal scholarship, takes the established canon of legal texts as the object of inquiry. Taking as their common starting point the fact that legal texts are plural and open to multiple readings, all the contributions in this collection offer subversive, but supplementary, interpretations of the legal canon. In this respect, however, they do not merely sustain an array of feminist styles and theories of reading; revealing and re-appropriating the plural space of legal interpretation, they seek to open a hitherto unexplored arena for a feminist politics of law.

    Drakopoulou, Maria (2010) Women's Resolutions of Lawes Reconsidered: epistemic shifts and the emergence of the feminist legal discourse. In: Golder, Ben and Fitzpatrick, Peter Foucault and Law. Ashgate, pp. .-.. ISBN 9780754628668.

    Drakopoulou, Maria (2009) The Ethic of Care, Female Subjectivity and Feminist Legal Scholarship. In: Conaghan, Joanne Feminist Legal Studies. Routledge, pp. 199-266. ISBN 0415447461.

    Drakopoulou, Maria (2008) Feminism, Critique and the Reform of Law. In: Arioli, K. and Cottier, M. and Kung, Z. Wandel der Geschlechterverhaltnisse durch Recht? Dike Verlag, pp. 41-56. ISBN 978-3-03751-025.

Edited Books

    Drakopoulou, Maria (2013) Feminist Encounters with Legal Philosophy. Routledge-Cavendish, 224 pp. ISBN 9780415497602.

    Abstract

    Presenting feminist readings of texts from the legal philosophical and jurisprudential canon, the papers collected here offer an interdisciplinary and critical challenge to established modes of reading law. Feminist approaches to law usually take the form of either critical engagements with legal doctrine, legal concepts and ideas, or critical assessments of the effects that specific areas of law have upon the lives of women. This collection, however, although rooted in feminist legal scholarship, takes the established canon of legal texts as the object of inquiry. Taking as their common starting point the fact that legal texts are plural and open to multiple readings, all the contributions in this collection offer subversive, but supplementary, interpretations of the legal canon. In this respect, however, they do not merely sustain an array of feminist styles and theories of reading. Revealing, and re-appropriating, the plural space of legal interpretation, they seek to open a hitherto unexplored arena for a feminist politics of law.

    Drakopoulou, Maria and Chryssostalis, Julia (2013) Special Issue: History, Space and Time. Australian Feminist Law Journal. . ISBN ISSN:1320-0968.

    Drakopoulou, Maria and Davies, Margaret (2012) Special Issue: Gender, Equality and Othering in the Swedish Welfare State. feminists@law

Total publications in KAR: 20 [See all in KAR]
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Undergraduate modules

  • LW513 Equity and Trusts, Module convenor
  • LW538 Feminst Perspectives on Law
  • LW541 Legal History, Module Convenor

Postgraduate modules

Supervising LLM, MPhil and PhD Students

Supervision

Will supervise in any of the areas of research interest.

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Professional Societies

Socio-Legal studies association.

Administration

Director of Postgraduate Research (as of 07/09)

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