Eleanor Whittingdale is a DPhil candidate at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies under the supervision of Professor Linda Mulcahy. Her doctoral project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership) and stems from her interest in feminist legal theory. Her research engages with women's lived experience of law and the nature of this encounter across different sites.
Eleanor joined the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies after reading an MSc in Law, Anthropology and Society at the London School of Economics. Whilst at the LSE she wrote for the international relations journal The London Globalist and undertook an internship at the human rights charity Amicus. Before pursuing postgraduate studies, she read Law at Durham University and participated in a year reading Law abroad at the National University of Singapore. Whilst completing her studies at Durham she founded and ran the Durham University Human Rights Journal and was an active participant in the university’s Pro-Bono Society.