Dr Chris Dietz

Dr Chris Dietz


I am a graduate of the University of Leeds, having completed an LLB in Law and European Law, an MA in in Criminological Research, and a PhD in Socio-Legal Studies, at the School of Law, before commencing my lectureship in June 2017.

I have previously held visiting positions at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), and Linköping University (Sweden).

Research interests

My research addresses the regulation of gender, with a specific focus upon how gender recognition law affects trans embodiment. My forthcoming monograph presents a critical analysis of how effective the ‘self-declaration’ model of legal gender recognition has been in Denmark, the first European state to have adopted it.

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  • PhD (University of Leeds)
  • MA (University of Leeds)
  • LLB (University of Leeds)

Professional memberships

  • Socio-Legal Studies Association
  • Nordic Transgender Studies Network

Student education

I teach Employment Law, Health Care Law, Gender and the Law, and Law and Society.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Law and Social Justice

Current postgraduate researchers

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