Saarrah Ray


Saarrah Ray is a DPhil in Law candidate and she is the recipient of the DPhil Law BAME Scholarship awarded by the Faculty of Law in conjunction with Christ Church. Her thesis explores Radical Feminism on Reconceptualising the ‘Designer Vagina’ as Violence Against Women: An Argument Supporting the Criminalisation  of Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery. Her thesis is supervised by Professor Imogen Goold and Professor Jonathan Herring

Saarrah holds an LLB (Hons) (first-class) and an MA in Bioethics and Medical Law (distinction) from St Mary’s University Twickenham, London.

Saarrah is also a Graduate Research Resident at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights (January 2024 - December 2024). And she has held Lectureships in Law at The Queen's College (Oxford), teaching Tort Law and Criminal Law. 

Saarrah’s general research interests include violence against women and girls, body modifications, sexual and reproductive justice and feminist legal theory. She also volunteers for The Vavengers, a UK-based charity working to eradicate female genital mutilation.

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Research Interests

Feminist Legal Theory; Gender, Sexuality and the Law; Violence Against Women and Girls; Body Modifications; Beauty Politics; Reproductive Justice

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