Theodore Bennett

Assistant Professor, BA LLB PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M253), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

20112018
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Personal profile

Biography

Theodore has completed a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Philosophy), a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours, and a Doctorate of Philosophy. He joined the UWA Faculty of Law full-time in 2013.

Teaching overview

Theodore is the unit coordinator for Law in Action and Law and Contemporary Social Issues. He has previously taught in Law, Conflict and Change, Legal Systems, Introduction to Laws, Contract Law and Evidence Law.

Research

Theodore's research is primarily concerned with the ways in which sociolegal systems conceptualise and regulate human bodies and identities. He is particularly interested in the ways in which these systems frame and position bodies, bodily activities and identities within broader models of understanding, and how marginal or subcultural bodies/identities are inequitably impacted by regulation and social attitudes. He has researched and written on a number of issues around this, in relation to topics such as sadomasochism, healthy limb amputation, cosmetic surgery and sex and gender diversity.

Keywords

  • BDSM
  • Sexuality and gender
  • Criminal law
  • Sex and gender diversity
  • Legal discourse
  • Body alteration

Research Output 2011 2018

"Unorthodox Rules": The Instructive Potential of BDSM Consent for Law

Bennett, T., Mar 2018, In : Journal of Positive Sexuality. 4, 1, p. 4-11

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Consent Interruptus: Rape Law and Cases of Initial Consent

Bennett, T., Dec 2017, In : Flinders Law Journal. 19, 2, p. 145-184

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

rape
Law
historical development
communications
reform

Tortured genius: The legality of injurious performance art

Bennett, T., 2017, In : Alternative Law Journal. 42, 1, p. 24-28 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

legality
art
performance
public utilities
legal status

Not so Straight-Talking: How Defamation Law Should Treat Imputations of Homosexuality

Bennett, T., 2016, In : University of Queensland Law Journal. 35, 2, p. 313-330 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Orientations and 'Deviations': Sexuality in Anti-Discrimination Law

Bennett, T., 2016, In : Monash University Law Review. 42, 1, p. 15-40 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle