Janice Richardson

Assoc Professor


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Janice started out as a solicitor, litigating on behalf of trade unions, before becoming an academic. This switch reflected a growing interest in legal theory gained while studying for an LLM in Labour Law. She has also been awarded an MA in Continental Philosophy (distinction) and PhD both from the University of Warwick. She joined Monash University in 2011, having taught at the universities of Exeter, Leicester and Staffordshire in the UK.

Janice Richardson specialises in the overlap between feminist and political philosophy, and the law. In particular, she is interested in ontological and psychological conceptions of self and personal identity. She has published three single authored books, two co-edited collections and a wide range of journal articles.

Research interests

The Law of Torts

Law and the Philosophy of Liberty

Feminist Perspectives on Social Contractarianism

Theoretical Debates within Feminist Legal Research

Monash teaching commitment

LAW4654 Law and liberty SEM1/T2

LAW4653 Privacy and surveillance in an information age: Comparative law perspectives SEM1/T2

Research area keywords

  • critical theory
  • political philosophy
  • law
  • philosophy
  • continental philosophy
  • feminist philosophy