Professor Davina Cooper, of the University, has been made a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, the representative body of the social sciences in the United Kingdom.
Fellows are drawn from academics, practitioners and policymakers across the social sciences who are recognised after an extensive peer review process for the excellence and impact of their work addressing some of society’s most pressing issues.
The Academy recognises that Professor Cooper, Professor of Law and Political Theory at the University’s Kent Law School, is internationally known for her work on the British state’s relationship to sexuality.
Regarded as a highly influential and visionary thinker, Professor Cooper was Director of the AHRC Research Centre for Law, Gender & Sexuality. Her work on the state, re-imagining political concepts, and on everyday utopias has been published, cited, profiled, and translated across a wide range of disciplines, including socio-legal studies, geography, politics, anthropology, gender studies and education.