Fully-funded PhD candidate at the University of Bristol via GTA scholarship. Using an interdisciplinary research methodology that combines legal, historical, and literary sources, my doctoral thesis explores the role of race, Empire, and British colonialism in the formation and application of English rape law. This includes criminal justice responses to rape such as policing strategies and CPS decision-making practices. The purpose of my research is to dismantle dominant feminist theory's tendency to rely on analyses of gender and attrition. Instead, I reject carceral logic by situating radical anti-racist, anti-rape praxis in abolitionist perspectives.
Megan has undertaken research assistant roles that examine the role of 'rape shield' provisions as well as how to legally safeguard victims of sexual violence in conflict. Megan has also published various commentaries on a variety of gender-based violence cases that were heard at the ECHR.
Megan currently teaches Criminal Law and Criminal Evidence.
Keywords: Rape; sexual offences; rape trial spaces; intersectional feminism; criminal law; race; colonialism; gender-based violence.
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