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Professor Carl Stychin

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Background

Professor Carl Stychin joined City University London as Dean of The City Law School in December 2012. After completing his initial legal training in Canada, he articled at a large corporate commercial firm in Toronto followed by a judicial clerkship for Chief Justice Brian Dickson at the Supreme Court of Canada. He studied for a Masters in Law at Columbia Law School, and was part of the Associates in Law Program, which gave him the opportunity to teach Legal Research and Writing to first year JD students.

Professor Stychin began his academic career in the United Kingdom at Keele University (Lecturer, 1992-96; Senior Lecturer, 1996-98). He joined the University of Reading in 1998 as a Professor of Law. In over fourteen years at Reading, he pursued a varied career in research and teaching, and also held several management posts (Head of the School of Law, 2001-03; Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, 2003-05; Pro-Vice-Chancellor, 2005-08).

Professor Stychin is best known for his research on law, gender and sexuality, and he has published three monographs, co-edited three collections, and published numerous articles in the field. In addition, he has longstanding interests in tort law, law and popular culture, and he has edited a student 'text and materials' collection (now in its fourth edition, co-edited with Professor Linda Mulcahy) on Legal Methods and Systems. He is currently the editor of Social & Legal Studies: An International Journal.

In 2014, he was made a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in recognition of his contribution to research in the field of socio-legal studies of gender and sexuality. In 2015, he was elected to the Executive of the Committee of Heads of University Law Schools, the representative body for UK law schools and their management.

Qualifications

2009 Doctor of Laws, University of Reading (awarded on the basis of distinguished publication record)
1992 Master of Laws, Columbia University in the City of New York
1988 Juris Doctor (with honours), University of Toronto
1985 Bachelor of Arts (with distinction), University of Alberta

Honorary Academic Appointments

2010 Visiting Professor of Law, University of Windsor, Canada
2009-2012 Visiting Professor, Universitė Paris Ouest-Nanterre, La Dėfense
2009-2012 Adjunct Professor of Law, Socio Legal Research Centre, Griffith University
2008 Visiting Professor of Law, University of Wollongong
2008 Visiting Parsons Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney
2006-2007 Honorary Fellow, School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London
2001 Visiting Clarke Scholar, School of Law, Cornell University
2000-2001 Visiting Lecturer, Universitė de Paris X – Nanterre
1997 Visiting Parsons Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney
1996 Visiting Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, McGill University

Employment

2012- Dean and Professor of Law, City Law School, City University London
1998-2012 Professor of Law and Social Theory, School of Law, University of Reading
- 2005-2008 Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise)
- 2003-2005 Dean of Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences
- 2001-2003 Head of the School of Law
1992-1998 Lecturer (1992-1996) and Senior Lecturer (1996-1998), Department of Law, Keele University

Other Current Professional Activities

Council Member, General Chiropractic Council (appointed by the Privy Council; invited to serve on Council's Audit and Risk Committee and Education Committee, previously having been a non-Council member of the Education Committee, which is itself a creation of statute).
Lay Vice-Chair, Qualifications Committee of the Bar Standards Board
Authorisation and Validation Panel Chair for the Legal Practice Course, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Palgrave Macmillan Socio-Legal Book Series

Research

Research Related Appointments

Social & Legal Studies: An International Journal: General Editor (2009 to date; 1999-2003); Co-Reviews Editor (1996-1998) and Member of the Editorial Board (1996 to date)
Economic and Social Research Council: Member of the Virtual Research College (2008-2011)
Arts and Humanities Research Council: Peer Review College Member (2009-2013; 2004-2007); Member of the Strategic Reviewers Group (2011-2013); Member of Fellowships Prioritisation Panel A (April and July 2011; October 2013); Member of Research Panel 8 (2007-2009)
Arts and Humanities Research Council Management Committee Member, AHRC Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality, University of Kent (2004-2009)
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Palgrave Macmillan Socio-Legal Book Series (2009 to date)
Social Legal Studies Association: Vice-Chair (1999-2002); Secretary (1997-1999), Executive Committee Member (1997-2002)
American Law and Society Association: Articles Prize Committee (1998-2000); Student Article Prize Committee (2003-2004); Publications Committee (2004-2006)

External Examinerships for Research Degrees

Cardiff University (2016); Queen's University Belfast (2015); National University of Ireland at Maynooth (2014); Goldsmiths University of London (2014); Cardiff University (2014); Queen Mary University of London (2014); Queen's University Belfast (2012; 2010); University of Western Australia (2012); University of Westminster (2012); University of Nottingham (2009); Keele University (2008); University of Toronto (2008); University of Sheffield (2006); University of Kwazulu-Natal (2005); Brunel University (2002); University of Amsterdam (2001); University of Melbourne (1999); Southern Cross University (1999); University of Cambridge (1999); University of London (1995).

Research Students

Name
Alexandra Dymock
Thesis title
'Abject Intimacies: Sexual Perversion in the Criminal-Legal Imaginary'
Further Information
PhD Reading, awarded 2015 after minor revisions, First Supervisor, University of Reading. Alexandra Dymock is currently Lecturer in Law and Criminology, Royal Holloway, University of London.
Name
Annabel Beales
Thesis title
\"The suitability of interests-based and values-based approaches to FPIC consultation\"
Further Information
Funded by a City University London Fellowship, 2012- . Upgraded to PhD status, spring 2015.
Name
Anneke Smit
Thesis title
'The Limits of Housing and Property Restitution and IDP/Refugee Return'
Further Information
PhD Reading, awarded 2008 after minor revisions, Sole Supervisor, University of Reading. Anneke Smit is currently Associate Professor (with tenure), Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, Canada.
Name
Damian Gonzalez-Salzberg
Thesis title
'Rethinking Discrimination Law: A Feminist and Queer Approach to Discrimination based on Gender, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity'
Further Information
PhD Reading, awarded 2015 without corrections, First Supervisor, University of Reading. Damian Gonzalez-Salzberg is currently a Lecturer in Law, University of Sheffield.
Name
Gary Downing
Thesis title
'Negotiating Youth Transitions and Sexual Identities among Disabled Young People'
Further Information
PhD Reading, awarded 2015 after minor revisions, Second Supervisor, Department of Geography, University of Reading.
Name
Stuart Davis
Thesis title
'Cross-Border Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages and Registered Partnerships in the European Union'
Further Information
PhD Reading, awarded 2015 without corrections, First Supervisor, University of Reading.

Publications

Journal Article (41)

  1. Stychin, C. and Rieder, C. (2014). Living With/Out Proximity: Comparing a Contested Concept in Tort. Tulane European & Civil Law Forum, 29, 195-216.
  2. Stychin, C. (2014). Pluralism, Equality and the Challenge of Faith Based Services. Journal of International and Comparative Law, 1(2), 141-170.
  3. Stychin, C. (2012). The Vulnerable Subject of Negligence Law. International Journal of Law in Context, 8, 337-353.
  4. Stychin, C. (2011). Unity in Diversity: European Citizenship through the Lens of Popular Culture. Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice, 29, 1-25.
  5. Stychin, C.F. (15 Jul 2009). Faith in the future: Sexuality, religion and the public sphere. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 29(4), 729-755. doi: 10.1093/ojls/gqp016
  6. Stychin, C. (2009). Closet Cases: ‘Conscientious Objection’ to Lesbian and Gay Legal Equality. Griffith Law Review, 18, 17-40.
  7. Stychin, C. (2008). Faith in Rights: The Struggle Over Same-Sex Adoption in the United Kingdom. Constitutional Forum, 17, 117-125.
  8. Stychin, C.F. (01 Aug 2006). Not (quite) a horse and carriage. Feminist Legal Studies, 14(1), 79-86. doi: 10.1007/s10691-006-9015-0
  9. Stychin, C.F. (01 Nov 2006). 'Las Vegas is not where we are': Queer readings of the Civil Partnership Act. Political Geography, 25(8), 899-920. doi: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2006.05.003
  10. Stychin, C. (2005). Couplings: Civil Partnership in the United Kingdom. New York City Law Review, 8, 543-572.
  11. Stychin, C.F. (01 Jan 2005). Being gay. Government and Opposition, 40(1), 90-109. doi: 10.1111/j.1477-7053.2005.00144.x
  12. Stychin, C. (2004). Same-Sex Sexualities and the Globalization of Human Rights Discourse. McGill Law Journal, 49, 951-968.
  13. Stychin, C. (2003). Giving Homosexuals their Due Process. King's College Law Journal, 14, 254-266.
  14. Stychin, C.F. (01 Sep 2001). Civil solidarity or fragmented identities? The politics of sexuality and citizenship in France. Social and Legal Studies, 10(3), 347-375.
  15. Stychin, C.F. (03 Dec 2001). Sexual citizenship in the European union. Citizenship Studies, 5(3), 285-301. doi: 10.1080/13621020120085252
  16. Stychin, C. (2000). Grant-ing Rights: The Politics of Rights, Sexuality and European Union. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 51, 281-302.
  17. Stychin, C.F. (01 Dec 2000). 'A Stranger to its Laws': Sovereign Bodies, Global Sexualities, and Transnational Citizens. Journal of Law and Society, 27(4), 601.
  18. Stychin, C. (1999). A Timid Esthetic? Performance Art in the United States Supreme Court. Media and Arts Law Review, 4, 4-9.
  19. Stychin, C. (1999). New Labour, New Britain? Constitutionalism, Sovereignty and Nation/State in Transition. Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, 19, 139-164.
  20. Stychin, C. (1998). Relatively Universal: Globalisation, Rights Discourse and the Evolution of Australian Sexual and National Identities. Legal Studies, 18, 534-557.
  21. Stychin, C. (1998). The Politics of the Perverse. Dalhousie Law Journal, 21, 263-278.
  22. Stychin, C. (1998). European Integration and Sexual Identification. Over Here: A European Journal of American Culture, 18, 5-18.
  23. Stychin, C. (1998). Celebration and Consolidation: National Rituals and the Legal Construction of American Identities. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 18, 265-291.
  24. Stychin, C. (1997). Troubling Genders: A Comment on P v S and Cornwall County Council. International Journal of Discrimination and the Law, 2, 217-222.
  25. Stychin, C. (1997). Queer Nations: Nationalism, Sexuality and the Discourse of Rights in Quebec. Feminist Legal Studies, 5, 3-34.
  26. Stychin, C.F. (01 Jun 1996). To take him "at his word": Theorizing law, sexuality and the US military exclusion policy. Social and Legal Studies, 5(2), 179-200.
  27. Stychin, C. (1996). From Marginalized Discourses to Tender Embraces: Building a New Freedom of Expression Jurisprudence in South Africa. Constitutional Forum, 8, 1-4.
  28. Stychin, C.F. (01 Dec 1996). Constituting sexuality: The struggle for sexual orientation in the South African Bill of Rights. Journal of Law and Society, 23(4), 455-483.
  29. Stychin, C. (1996). Dangerous Liaisons: New Developments in the Law of Defective Premises. Legal Studies, 16, 387-416.
  30. Stychin, C. (1996). "Principled Flexibility": An Analysis of Relational Economic Loss in Negligence. Anglo-American Law Review, 25, 312-333.
  31. Stychin, C. (1995). Of Prohibitions and Promotions: A Comparative Analysis of Legal Interventions. Australasian Gay and Lesbian Law Journal, 5, 42-64.
  32. Stychin, C. (1995). Novel Concepts: A Comment on Egan and Nesbit v The Queen. Constitutional Forum, 6, 101-106.
  33. Stychin, C. (1995). Essential Rights and Contested Identities: Sexual Orientation and Equality Rights Jurisprudence in Canada. Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence: an international journal of legal thought, 8, 49-66.
  34. Stychin, C. (1994). Unmanly Diversions: The Construction of the Homosexual Body (Politic) in English Law. Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 32, 503-536.
  35. Stychin, C. (1994). Identities, Sexualities and the Postmodern Subject: An Analysis of Artistic Funding by the National Endowment for the Arts. Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal, 12, 79-132.
  36. Stychin, C. (1994). A Postmodern Constitutionalism: Equality Rights, Identity Politics and the Canadian National Imagination. Dalhousie Law Journal, 17, 61-82.
  37. Stychin, C. (1993). The Commentaries of Chancellor James Kent and the Development of an American Common Law. American Journal of Legal History, 1993, 440-463.
  38. Stychin, C. (1993). Inside and Out of the Military. Law and Sexuality: a review of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender legal issues, 3, 27-43.
  39. Stychin, C. (1992). Exploring the Limits: Feminism and the Legal Regulation of Gay Male Pornography. Vermont Law Review, 16, 859-900.
  40. Stychin, C. (1988). The Rivers and Streams Dispute: A Challenge to the Public-Private Dichotomy in Nineteenth Century Canada. University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review, 46, 341-364.
  41. Stychin, C. (1988). Formalism, Liberalism, Federalism: David Mills and the Rule of Law Vision in Canada. University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review, 46, 201-225.

Book (8)

  1. Stychin, C. and Mulcahy, L. (23 Aug 2010). Legal Methods and Systems. Thomson/W. Green. ISBN: 0414041836.
  2. (2007). Sexuality and the Law: Feminist Engagements. Abingdon: Routledge-Cavendish. ISBN: 1904385672.
  3. Stychin, C.F. (2003). Governing Sexuality. Hart Pub. ISBN: 1841132675.
  4. (01 Jan 2001). Sexuality in the Legal Arena. Continuum. ISBN: 0485004097.
  5. (2001). Law and Sexuality: The Global Arena. University of Minnesota Press. ISBN: 0816638705.
  6. Stychin, C. (1998). A Nation by Rights. Philadelphia : Temple University Press. ISBN: 1566396247.
  7. (1995). Legal Inversions. Philadelphia : Temple University Press. ISBN: 1566393779.
  8. Stychin, C.F. (1995). Law's Desire. Burns & Oates. ISBN: 0415111269.

Chapter (14)

  1. Stychin, C.F. (01 Jan 2014). Queer/euro visions. (Ed.), What's Queer about Europe?: Productive Encounters and Re-Enchanting Paradigms (pp. 171-188)
  2. Stychin, C.F. (2007). De-Meaning of Contract. Stychin, C., Munro, V.E. and Stychin, C.F. (Ed.), Sexuality and the Law: Feminist Engagements (pp. 21-37) Abingdon: Routledge-Cavendish.
  3. Munro, V.E. and Stychin, C.F. (30 Apr 2007). Introduction. Munro, V.E. and Stychin, C.F. (Ed.), Sexuality and the Law: Feminist Engagements (pp. xi-xvii) Abingdon: Routledge-Cavendish. ISBN: 9400739435.
  4. Stychin, C. (2006). Same-Sex Sexualities and the Globalization of Human Rights Discourse. Porter, E.J. and Offord, B. (Ed.), Activating Human Rights (pp. 47-66) Peter Lang. ISBN: 3039105094.
  5. Stychin, C. (Sep 2006). Family Friendly? Rights, Responsibilities and Relationship Recognition. Diduck, A. and O'Donovan, K. (Ed.), Feminist Perspectives on Family Law (pp. 21-37) Routledge. ISBN: 1845680596.
  6. Stychin, C. (13 Jun 2006). Local Mobilisation and Supranational Standards. Bellamy, R., Castiglione, D. and Shaw, J. (Ed.), Making European Citizens (pp. 177-195) Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 0333973771.
  7. Stychin, C. (28 Apr 2005). Disintegrating Sexuality: Citizenship and the European Union. Warleigh, A. and Bellamy, R. (Ed.), Citizenship and Governance in the European Union (pp. 107-121) Continuum. ISBN: 0826479197.
  8. Stychin, C. (11 Mar 2002). Promoting a Sexuality: Law and Lesbian and Gay Visual Culture in America. Horne, P. and Lewis, R. (Ed.), Outlooks (pp. 147-158) Routledge. ISBN: 0203432436.
  9. Stychin, C. (2002). A Queer Nation by Rights: European Integration, Sexual Identity Politics and the Discourse of Rights. Chedgzoy, K., Francis, E. and Pratt, M. (Ed.), In a queer place (pp. 207-223) Ashgate Pub Ltd.
  10. Stychin, C. (2001). The Globalization of Sexual Identities: Universality, Tradition and the (Post) Colonial Encounter. Goldberg, D.T., Musheno, M. and Bower, L. (Ed.), Between Law and Culture: Rethinking Legal Studies (pp. 275-287) Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  11. Stychin, C. (2000). Consumption, Capitalism and the Citizen: Sexuality and Equality Rights Discourse in the European Union. Shaw, J. (Ed.), Social Law And Policy : In An Evolving European Union (pp. 259-275) Hart Pub. ISBN: 1841131075.
  12. Stychin, C. (1998). Body Talk: Rethinking Autonomy, Commodification and the Embodied Legal Self. Sheldon, S. and Thomson, M. (Ed.), Feminist Perspectives On Health Care Law (pp. 211-236) Cavendish Pub Limited. ISBN: 1859413978.
  13. Stychin, C. (1996). Essential Rights and Contested Identities: Sexual Orientation and Equality Rights Jurisprudence in Canada. Gearty, C.A. and Tomkins, A. (Ed.), Understanding Human Rights (pp. 218-238) Burns & Oates. ISBN: 1855676095.
  14. Stychin, C. (Jul 1996). Promoting a Sexuality: Law and Lesbian and Gay Visual Culture in America. Bently, L. and Flynn, L. (Ed.), Law and the senses (pp. 65-79) Pluto Pr.

Other Activities

Events/Conferences Attended (1)

  • Invited plenary presentation on \"Law Schools After REF 2014\" delivered to the Heads of University Law Schools Annual Residential Conference, University of Warwick 26 Feb 2015,

Keynote Lectures/Speeches (21)

  • \"Legal Education and/as Sadomasochism\", 11 Sep 2015, School of Law, Royal Holloway, University of London. Invited keynote speaker, Interdisciplinary Workshop entitled \"Remembering Operation Spanner: Culture, Law, History and Crime\" (fully funded).
  • “Status Symbols: European Same-Sex Couples on the Move”, Jul 2014, School of Politics, University of Surrey. Invited keynote speaker, Centre for Research on the European Matrix, Annual Multidisciplinary Conference entitled “Sex, Gender and Europe” (fully funded).
  • “Pluralism, Equality and the Challenge of Faith Based Services”, Sep 2013, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong. Invited paper to the Fifth International Conference on New Haven and other Jurisprudential Perspectives on Conflict Resolution and Current Legal Problems (fully funded).
  • “Living With/Out Proximity: The Absence of a Contested Concept in the Civil Law of Tort”, May 2013, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Catania, Italy. Invited paper to a conference entitled “Filling the Gaps: The Study of Judicial Creativity and Equity in Mixed Jurisdictions and Beyond” (jointly authored with Dr Clemens Rieder, Lancaster University, School of Law), organised by The Protection Project (John Hopkins University), Eason Weinmann Center for International and Comparative Law (Tulane University), and the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists (fully funded).
  • ‘Unity in Diversity: European Citizenship Through the Lens of Popular Culture”, Sep 2010, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, Canada. Invited to deliver the Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice Distinguished Lecture (fully funded).
  • \"Faith in Rights: Sexual Orientation and Religious Freedom in the UK\", Nov 2008, School of Law, Griffith University, Australia. Invited paper to the Justice Michael Kirby Award Ceremony and Colloquium (fully funded).
  • “Faith in Rights: The Struggle over Same-Sex Adoption in the United Kingdom”, Jun 2008, University of British Columbia, Canada. Invited paper to the Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference, (fully funded by the Association).
  • “Sexualities, Globalization and the Nation State”, Oct 2005, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Canada. Invited paper to the “Globalization, Law and Justice” seminar series (fully funded).
  • “'Las Vegas is not where we are': Queer Readings of the Civil Partnership Act”, Mar 2005, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Canada. Invited paper to the Diversity Workshop Series (fully funded).
  • “'Las Vegas is not where we are': Queer Readings of the Civil Partnership Bill”, Dec 2004, Nuffield Foundation, London. Invited paper, ESRC Seminar Series “Changing Social Norms, Changing Family Law?” (fully funded).
  • \"Couplings: Civil Partnership Proposals in the United Kingdom\", Nov 2004, School of Law, City University of New York. Invited paper for a Symposium in Honour of Professor Ruthann Robson (partly funded).
  • “Family Friendly?: Rights, Responsibilities and Relationship Recognition in Britain”, Sep 2004, Kent Law School, University of Kent. Invited keynote speaker, Inaugural Colloquium for the AHRB Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality (fully funded).
  • “Islands of Difference or Universal Values?: Sexuality, Citizenship and Identity in a European Union Context”, Nov 2003, School of Law, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. Invited keynote speaker, “Thirty Years On: Sexuality, Law and Policy on the Island of Ireland” Conference (fully funded).
  • “Communities of Difference and the Globalization of Human Rights Claims”, Jul 2003, Southern Cross University, Australia. Invited to present plenary session paper at the “Activating Human Rights and Diversity” Conference, Southern Cross University, Australia (fully funded).
  • “In a State of (European) Union”, Apr 2002, Center for West European Studies and Department of Women's Studies, Kalamazoo College, Michigan, USA. Invited paper to the “Same-Sex Partnerships: Wedding Rites to Marriage in Europe” Conference (fully funded).
  • “Civil Solidarity or Fragmented Identities?:The Politics of Sexuality and Citizenship in France”, Jul 2001, Universite de Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris, France. Invited special guest lecture to the Cornell University Law School and Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne Summer Institute of International and Comparative Law, Paris (fully funded).
  • “Civil Solidarity or Fragmented Identities?: The Politics of Sexuality and Citizenship in France”, Apr 2001, Department of Government, Cornell University, USA. Invited paper, co-sponsored by the Department of Government and by the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Studies Program and Women's Studies Program, Cornell University, USA (fully funded).
  • “Queering the Third Way: Communitarianism, Inclusion and the Politics of Sexual Dissent in Blair's 'New Britain', Apr 2001, Cornell Law School, Cornell University, USA. Invited paper delivered to the Law School academic community (fully funded).
  • “'A Stranger to its Laws': Sovereign Bodies, Global Sexualities and Transnational Citizens”, Jun 2000, University of Sassari, Italy. Invited paper to a workshop on European Citizenship and Social and Political Integration of the European Union, sponsored by the European Commission (fully funded).
  • “Reimagined Identities?: Constitutionalism, Sovereignty and British Nationhood in Transition”, Apr 1999, Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, USA. Invited to deliver the Houston Lecture (fully funded).
  • \"The Globalization of Sexual Identities\", Apr 1997, School of Justice Studies, Arizona State University, USA. Invited paper delivered at a public lecture (fully funded).

Editorial Activities (2)

  • General Editor, Social & Legal Studies: An International Journal (2009 to date; 1999-2003); Co-Reviews Editor (1996-1998); Member of the Editorial Board (1996 to date).
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Palgrave Macmillan Socio-Legal Book Series (2009 to date).