Jack Head

DPhil Socio-Legal Studies; Part-time Researcher


Jack Head is a DPhil candidate at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, where he is supervised by Professor Linda Mulcahy. His research explores the display of art in court buildings as an expression of legal ideology, and aims to develop a better understanding of the impact of materiality and the visual on ordinary court users.

Jack has a particular interest in methodology and interdisciplinarity, and his work draws on critical legal approaches as well as perspectives from art theory, cultural studies, and ‘bottom up’ history. Within law, he is interested in legal theory, public and administrative law, legal history, and international law.

Prior to joining the Centre Jack studied law at Queen Mary, before moving to Birkbeck to study for an MRes. There, his research concerned ‘alternative’ legal social movements. 

Research Interests

socio-legal studies, methodology, legal theory, critical legal studies, law and humanities, legal history. 

Research projects & programmes

Law and Political Economy Discussion Group