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Flora joined Kent Law School in 2017 as a Lecturer. Flora was previously a Lecturer in the Law School at City, University of London. Flora’s research interests lie broadly in the area of gender, sexuality and law and the legal regulation of identities.

From 2012 to 2017 Flora undertook a University of Kent funded PhD at KLS. Flora’s thesis was entitled ‘The Gender Recognition Act 2004 and Transgender People's Legal Consciousness’ and was an interdisciplinary examination of the regulation of gender identity in England and Wales. This research drew on empirical data, feminist and queer theory, and socio-legal methods.

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Boukli, A. and Renz, F. (2018). Deconstructing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender victim of sex trafficking: Harm, exceptionality and religion–sexuality tensions. International Review of Victimology [Online]. Available at:
Cooper, D. and Renz, F. (2016). If the State Decertified Gender, What Might Happen to its Meaning and Value? Journal of Law and Society [Online] 43:483-505. Available at:
Book section
Renz, F. (2015). Consenting to Gender? Trans Spouses after Same-Sex Marriage. in: Barker, N. J. and Monk, D. eds. From Civil Partnership to Same-Sex Marriage 2004-2014: Interdisciplinary Reflections. Routledge, pp. 79-94. Available at:
Renz, F. (2014). Book Review: Homosexuality and the European Court of Human Rights. Social & Legal Studies [Online] 23:275-277. Available at:
Renz, F. (2011). Book Review: Policing Sexuality: Sex, Society and the State. In-Spire Journal of Law, Politics and Societies [Online] 6:46-47. Available at:
Boukli, A. and Renz, F. (2018). Gender Murder: anti-trans rhetoric, zemia and telemorphosis. in: Boukli, A. and Kotze, J. eds. Zemiology: Reconnecting Crime and Social Harm. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
Total publications in KAR: 6 [See all in KAR]
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Research Interests

Flora’s 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 emotion.

Flora is currently a Co-I with Professors Davina Cooper (PI), Emily Grabham and Elizabeth Peel on an ESRC funded socio-legal project asking whether government should retain the current system of a legal gender assigned at birth.

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Flora teaches Criminal Law (LW508) and also convenes Policing (LW542). Flora has previously taught as part of the European Union Law and Critical Introduction to Law teams.

Flora is happy to supervise research projects in the broad areas of criminal law, gender and sexuality, and feminist and queer legal theory.

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