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About Dr Victoria Brooks

Dr Brooks is a Lecturer in Law. She teaches Criminal Law, Criminology and the Law, Law of Torts, Critical Environmental Law, New Legal Thinking and Jurisprudence. Her research and teaching methods tend to be radical, in both theory and practice. She gained her LLB at the University of Westminster (2012) and her PhD in 2016. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Qualifications

PhD in Law, University of Westminster (2016)

LLB, University of Westminster (2012)

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, HEA

email: victoria.brooks@nchlondon.ac.uk

Dr Victoria Brooks's Research

Victoria’s PhD is in the area of law, sexuality, philosophy and radical method. She has also published papers in this area and is co-editing a collection for Edward Elgar Publishing on Research Methods in Environmental Law.

At the core of Victoria’s writing and research is the ‘search’ for the ethics of sexuality. Her autoethnographic Deleuzian PhD ‘Ethics Beyond Immanence: Rupturing Law’s Method through Sex Research’ challenges the ethical and legal basis of thresholds of participation in sexuality research. She is interested in ways of creatively ‘occupying’ academic space and challenging inhibiting ethical frameworks in research practice, particularly in the field of sexuality.

Selected Publications

Edited Collections

Research Methods in Environmental Law: A Handbook, Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos and V Brooks (eds) (Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar, 2017)

Articles                            

Confronting Law Affectively: Encounters of a Patpong Sex Tourist’, Law and Critique (2014)

Interrupting the Courtroom Organism: Bodies, Material Affects and the Theatre of Cruelty’, Law, Culture and the Humanities (2014)

Dr Victoria Brooks's Teaching

In addition to teaching Tort for NCH, Victoria teaches full time at the University of Westminster in the areas of Criminal Law and Tort Law, Criminology and the Law, as well as Philosophy of Law and Law of the Environment.