Professor of Law, University of Kent
Erika Rackley’s principal research interests are in law, gender and feminism, with a particular focus judicial diversity and the nature of judging, feminist legal history and image-based sexual abuse (including ‘revenge porn’). Alongside her sole-authored research, she has co-led large collaborative, cross-disciplinary research projects including the Feminist Judgments Project (with Rosemary Hunter and Clare McGlynn) and, more recently, the Women’s Legal Landmarks Project (with Rosemary Auchmuty).
Her individual and co-authored scholarship has shaped legislation and policy in the UK and has been widely cited by senior members of the national and international judiciary and in government, parliamentary and policy/NGO reports. It has been supported by research grants from the AHRC, ESRC, British Academy, Leverhulme Trust and Australian Research Council.
Peoples lives have been shattered by so-called revenge porn, upskirting, fake porn, sexual extortion and videos of sexual assaults and rape shared online. Victims and survivors can experience profound social rupture a...