Theodore Bennett

Assistant Professor, BA LLB PhD W.Aust.

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

    6009 Perth


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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.


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.

Research expertise keywords

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


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