Dr Rebecca Shaw
- Position: Lecturer in Law
- Areas of expertise: Narrative Theory; Legal Narratology; Roman Law; Narratives of Domestic Abuse Victims and Perpetrators; Female Narratives and the Law.
- Email: R.A.Shaw@leeds.ac.uk
- Location: 2.10 Liberty Building
I joined the School of Law as a Lecturer in Law in October 2021, having completed my PhD in Law and Classics at the University of Bristol.
I am a legal-narratologist with particular research interests in the story scripts, dynamics and characterisations of socio-legal and cultural narratives which frame and underpin legislation, and specifically women’s experiences with the law.
My research to date has involved carrying out a narratological study of a body of ancient Roman legislation dating to 18BCE, focusing on, inter alia, the characterisation of women and the impact of the law’s creation of profoundly unpopular and artificial character roles.
I am to develop this narratological methodology further in a modern context, focusing on how narrative theory can be used to examine and understand the development of master and counter narratives regarding both victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse.<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
- PhD Law and Classics
- Bachelors of Law (Hons)
- MA (Hons) Classical Studies and Ancient History
- Fellowship of the HEA
- British and Irish Association for Narrative Studies
- International Society for the Study of Narrative
- Society of Legal Scholars
I teach a number of modules across the undergraduate LLB, including Criminal Law, Foundations of Law, Law and Society, Gender and the Law, and Evidence. I also supervise both undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.
Research groups and institutes
- Centre for Criminal Justice Studies
- Centre for Law and Social Justice