School of Law

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Dr Mitchell Travis

Lecturer in Law and Social Justice

I joined the School of Law in September 2015, having previously been a Lecturer of Law at the University of Exeter. I am a graduate of the Universities of Wolverhampton (LLB) and Keele (LLM, PhD Law).

Research Interests

I am interested in range of different issues that are underpinned by a theoretical commitment to feminist theory and the legal humanities. In particular, my work focuses on legal personhood, embodiment, intersexuality and professional legal ethics.


I currently contribute to the following modules;

  • Gender and the Law
  • Law and Society
  • Lawyer, Ethics and Society
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law. 

PhD Supervision

I am happy to supervise students in any of my areas of expertise.

Key Publications

Journal Articles

Travis, M (2018) The vulnerability of heterosexuality: consent, gender deception and embodiment Social and Legal Studies

Travis, M & Garland, F (2018) Legislating Intersex Equality: Building the Resilience of Intersex People through Law Legal Studies

Travis, M (2015) We're All Infected; Legal Personhood, Bare Life and The Walking Dead, The International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, Vol. 28. No. 4. Pp. 787-800

Travis, M (2015) Accommodating Intersexuality in European Union Anti-Discrimination Law, European Law Journal Vol. 21. No. 2 Pp. 180-199. 

Travis, M & Tranter, K (2014) Interrogating Absence; The Lawyer in Science FictionThe International Journal of The Legal Profession, Vol. 21. No. 1. Pp. 23-37. 

Travis, M (2014) Non-normative Bodies, Rationality and Legal Personhood, Medical Law Review, Vol. 22. No. 4. Pp. 526-547.

Travis, M (2011) Making Space: Law and Science Fiction, Law and Literature, Vol. 23. No. 2. Pp.241-261.

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