Doctor Cressida Limon

Doctor Cressida Limon

Director of HDR Students,
School of Law

Lecturer in Law,
School of Law

Biography

My research focuses on the intersections of law, gender and technology. I am particularly interested in feminist and critical theoretical approaches to law.  In my work I analyse how technologies impact legal forms in ways that reproduce or resist nature/culture hierarchies and social inequalities. For example, my PhD thesis, ‘Genes, Biotechnologies and Legal Imaginings’ (2012) examined the contradictory ways in which genes are represented across a range of legal fields including family law, anti-discrimination law and patent law.

Before joining the Law School at Western Sydney, I was the Research Fellow for the Family Law Council of Australia’s inquiry into family formation and the law. I have  held positions at a number of universities including Victoria University Melbourne, The University of Melbourne and the University of California Santa Cruz. I have taught in the fields of Anti-Discrimination Law, Bioethics, Introduction to Law, Lawyers and Legal Ethics, Legal Research Methods, Legal Theory and Property Law.

I am currently the Unit Coordinator of Property Law. I am the convenor of the School of Law’s Public Seminar Series and a member of the School of Law’s Research and Higher Degree Committee.

I have been a member of the Editorial Board of the Australian Feminist Law Journal since 2001.  I have also co-edited two special issues of the AFLJ: Dogs, Pigs and Children: Changing Laws in Colonial Britain, December 2014 (with Yoriko Otomo) and Law, Invention and Technology, December 2012 (with Sara Ramshaw).

This information has been contributed by Doctor Limon.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Melbourne
  • LLB(Hons) La Trobe University
  • BA The Australian National University

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Law
  • School of Law

Contact

Email: C.Limon@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9622
Mobile:
Location: EK.G.20
Parramatta
Website:

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 200012 Property Law, 2016

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Harland, A. and Limon, C. (2015), 'Recognition of parentage in surrogacy arrangements in Australia', Surrogacy, Law and Human Rights, Ashgate 9781472451248.
  • Limon, C. (2013), 'Inventing animals', Law and the Question of the Animal: A Critical Jurisprudence, Routledge 9780415683500.

Journal Articles

  • Limon, C. (2016), 'From surrogacy to ectogenesis : reproductive justice and equal opportunity in neoliberal times', Australian Feminist Studies, vol 31, no 88 , pp 203 - 219.
  • Limon, C. (2013), 'Surrogacy and parenthood : an overview of the research on the relationship between surrogacy and adoption', Australian Journal of Adoption, vol 7, no 3 .
  • Limon, C. (2012), 'Myths of invention : law and the ignorance about genetics', Australian Feminist Law Journal, vol 37 , pp 51 - 64.
  • Limon, C. and Ramshaw, S. (2012), 'Surprise of invention : making fun of the statutory', Australian Feminist Law Journal, vol 37 , pp 3 - 13.

Supervision

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Surrogacy: The Construction of Family
Field of Research:

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