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).

Prior to joining the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Eleanor read 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 AmicusBefore 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 active in the university’s Pro-Bono Society. Eleanor has conversational proficiency in Bosnian.



Research Interests

Feminist legal theory, feminist methodologies, socio-legal studies, gender and sexuality studies, legal consciousness, transformative justice 

Research projects & programmes

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies