Davina Cooper

Davina Cooper is Research Professor at The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. Her work focuses on transformative politics in relation to the state, experiments in living, and cultural diversity, with particular attention to the conceptual innovating that different social practices make possible. She is currently completing a book on re-imagining the state for a progressive transformative politics; and has just started an ESRC project on reforming legal gender status. Previous books include: Everyday Utopias: The Conceptual Life of Promising Spaces (Duke UP, 2014); Challenging Diversity: Rethinking Equality and the Value of Difference (Cambridge UP, 2004); Governing out of Order: Space, Law and the Politics of Belonging (Rivers Oram, 1998); Power in Struggle: Feminism, Sexuality and the State (Open UP, NYU, 1995); and Sexing the City: Lesbian and Gay Politics within the Activist State (Rivers Oram 1994).