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Researching Law’s Visual Culture

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Episode Description

In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Professor Leslie Moran (School of Law, Birkbeck College) about researching the visual culture of law.

Readings Recommended by Professor Leslie Moran

Pointon, M. (1993), Hanging the head: portraiture and social formation in Eighteenth-century England (Yale University Press).

Tinkler, P. (2013), Using photographs in social and historical research (Sage).

Van Krieken, R. (2012), Celebrity Society (Routledge).

Moran, L. (2020) Law, Judges and Visual Culture (Routledge).

About the Speaker

A photograph of Professor Leslie Moran

Professor Leslie J Moran

Emeritus Professor, Senior Associate Research Fellow, School of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London University

Leslie J Moran is Emeritus Professor of the School of Law, Birkbeck College. A key theme of Leslie’s research has been law and visual culture. In 2021 Routledge published his study Law, Judges and Visual Culture. Further reflections on the methodological challenges of undertaking Socio-Legal research into the visual culture of law can be found in the Journal of Law and Society 2021. Other publications cover his research interests in judicial diversity, criminal justice, and hate crime. Leslie is developing his interest in visual culture through painting and drawing; see his Instagram account @moranlesliej for more.

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