Saarrah Ray is reading for a DPhil in Law and she is the recipient of the DPhil Law BAME Scholarship in conjunction with Christ Church. Her doctoral research, under the supervision of Jonathan Herring and Dr Imogen Goold, explores feminist critiques on the law’s engagement with female genital mutilation and female genital cosmetic surgery in the jurisdiction of England and Wales. 

Before joining the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford Saarrah obtained an LLB at St Mary’s University Twickenham, London (2020, with First Class). Saarrah continued her studies there for an MA in Bioethics and Medical Law (2020-2021), where she focussed on the legal and ethical implications of virginity testing and hymenoplasty in the United Kingdom.


Research Interests

Medical Law and Ethics; Harmful Traditional Practices and the Law; Sexual Violence; Criminal Law

Research projects