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About Dr Victoria Brooks

Dr Victoria 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).



PhD in Law, University of Westminster (2016)

LLB, University of Westminster (2012)


Professional Affiliations

Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA)



Dr Victoria Brooks's Research

Victoria is a writer and researcher in the field of ethics, sexuality and law. She is interested in the future of consent post #MeToo, and in the role of ethics in sex research (both personal and institutional research ethics). Her monograph ‘Fucking Law: the search for her sexual ethics‘ for Zero Books is to be published in June 2019.

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


Fucking Law: the search for her sexual ethics, Zero Books (forthcoming June 2019)

Edited Collections

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


‘Fucking Law: A New Methdological Movement’ Journal of Organisational Ethnography (2018)

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.