Office location 6.24 Sandra Burslem Building, Manchester Campus
Who am I?
Who am I?
My research focuses on the growth of LGBT/SOGI rights activism in international legal arenas. I currently hold a three year Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship for the project ‘International Relations and LGBTI rights: Conditionality, Diplomacy and Activism’. This project investigates different forms of international pressure (aid conditionality, political conditionality; diplomatic pressure and campaigning) used to advance international LGBTI rights across borders and within different cultures and jurisdictions.
I am a contributor to the Women’s Legal Landmarks project and a steering committee member of the AHRC funded Regulating Time Network.
Human Rights Law
Feminist Legal Theory
Critical Legal Theory
Post structuralist philosophy
Academic and professional qualifications
MA (Cantab), MSc, PhD
Other academic service (administration and management)
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow Lecturer LLB Human Rights Lecturer LLM Research Methods
Research Expertise, Publications & Grants
Books (authored/edited/special issues)
. Mills, E, A. Sanchez Garcia, K. Lalor (2016). Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice: What’s law got to do with it?. KL. Lalor.
KL. Lalor (2019). Encountering the Past: Grand Narratives, Fragmented Histories and LGBTI Rights ‘Progress’. Law and Critique. 30(1), pp.21-40.
K. Lalor Diplomacy, Conditionality and Transnational LGBTI Rights. In: Research Handbook on Gender, Sexuality and Law.
K. Lalor Queer Legacies of Colonialism. In: The Queer Outside in Law.
KL. Lalor, E. Mills, A. Sanchez Garcia (2016). What is the scope for joint working to advance sexual and gender justice?. In: Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice: What’s law got to do with it?. Institute of Development Studies,
KL. Lalor, E. Mills, A. Sanchez Garcia (2016). How useful is the law for attaining sexual and gender justice?. In: Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice: What’s law got to do with it?. Institute of Development Studies,
KL. Lalor, E. Mills,, A. Sanchez Garcia (2016). Introduction: Starting Conversations: A cross-continental dialogue on avenues to advance sexuality and gender justice. In: Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice: What’s law got to do with it?. Institute of Development Studies,
KL. Lalor Progress at Home and Violence Abroad? Diplomacy, Queer Lives and Transnational Law Reform. Birkbeck, University of London, 29/11/2017.
KL. Lalor Listening to our Local Partners. University of Warwick, 1/9/2017.
KL. Lalor Progress at Home Violence Abroad. Boston, USA, 5/4/2017.
KL. Lalor Lasting partnerships or fragile connections? LGBTQ politics, diplomacy and international law. CUNY, New York, 1/10/2016.
KL. Lalor Encountering the Past: LGBTI Rights and contested histories. University of Kent, 8/9/2016.
KL. Lalor Spaces of resistance: Law, development and LGBTI rights. Lancaster University, 5/4/2016.
KL. Lalor Sexuality, Law and Economic Development: What Are the Key Conversations and Alliances?. Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, United Kingdom, 1/3/2015.
KL. Lalor From LGBT Rights to Human Reality: Human Rights, Activism and the Production of Sexuality. Manchester Metropolitan University, 1/1/2014.
KL. Lalor Postcolonial Sexualities: Sexuality Frontiers. University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, 1/1/2012.
KL. Lalor At Interrogating Inequality. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 1/7/2011.
KL. Lalor At the Law of the Law: Using the Dialectic Method for Socio-Legal Research. Westminster, United Kingdom, 1/4/2011.
KL. Lalor Situating Sexuality. University of Westminster, United Kingdom, 1/1/2011.
KL. Lalor Constituting Sexuality: Rights, Politics and Power in the Gay Rights Movement. University of Westminster, United Kingdom, 1/6/2010.
KL. Lalor Defining Gay Rights: Sexual Orientation as a Human Rights Issue. University of Westminster, United Kingdom, 1/4/2010.
KL. Lalor, P. Haste, C. Vaast (2015). Sexuality and Social Justice: What's Law Got To Do With It?. Brighton, United Kingdom: Brighton: IDS, International Symposium Workshop Report, IDS Evidence Report 145.