Biography

Ezgi Taşcıoğlu joined Keele Law School as a Lecturer in January 2019. Her primary research interests lie in socio-legal studies, the regulation of sex, gender and sexuality, disability law, and social and cognitive justice. She holds a BA in Cultural Studies from Sabancı University (Turkey), an MA from the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law (Spain), and a PhD in Law and Society from the University of Milan (Italy). Following her PhD, she was a Research Fellow at Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham.

Research and scholarship

Ezgi is generally interested in how the law can be a means of justice, and yet at the same time, a source of injustice in relation to specific lives. Different strands of her work argue that understanding this question requires an engagement with the operation of law in everyday life. Based on life story interviews with trans women, her PhD thesis looked at the multifarious effects of law on trans women's daily lives, and to the ways trans women understand, navigate and circumvent their entanglement in legal regulations in urban Turkey. Her post-doctoral work on the “Everyday Decisions” research project consisted of an empirical examination of legally relevant decision-making by and with intellectually disabled people in England and Wales.

Building on the juncture of legal regulation, intimacy, and social justice that her research rests upon, Ezgi’s current research explores the interaction of social and legal dynamics in the intimate lives of intellectually disabled people in England and Wales.

Ezgi is happy to supervise postgraduate research students in the areas of socio-legal studies, gender, sexuality and law, and intellectual disability and legal capacity, as well as those with a regional interest in the Middle East and the global South more broadly.

Teaching

Undergraduate:

Health Care Law

Law and Ethics

Postgraduate:

MA Medical Ethics and Law

MA Safeguarding Adults: Law, Policy, and Practice

Dissertation Supervision

Further information

2014 Juan Celaya Grant on Globalisation and Law, awarded by the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law

2013 Residence Grant, awarded by the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law

2011 – 2014 Renato Treves Doctoral Grant, awarded by the University of Milan

Selected Publications

  • Harding R and Taşcıoğlu E. 2020. ‘That’s a bit of a minefield!’: Supported Decision-Making in Intellectually Disabled People’s Intimate Lives. In Research Handbook on Gender, Sexuality and the Law. Ashford C and Maine A (Eds.). Edward Elgar. link>
  • Harding R, Taşcıoğlu E, Furgalska M. 2019. Supported Will-Making: A Socio-Legal Study of Experiences, Values and Potential in Supporting Testamentary Capacity. link>
  • Harding R and Taşcıoğlu E. 2018. Supported Decision-Making from Theory to Practice: Implementing the Right to Enjoy Legal Capacity. Societies, vol. 8(2), 25. doi> link> full text>
  • Harding R and Taşcıoğlu E. 2017. Everyday Decisions Project Report: Supporting Legal Capacity through Care, Support and Empowerment. link>
  • Taşcıoğlu E. 2015. I Lived and Learned': Violence, Survival and Knowledge in Trans Women's Lives in Turkey. Oñati Socio-Legal Series, vol. 5(6). link>

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Journal Articles

  • Harding R and Taşcıoğlu E. 2018. Supported Decision-Making from Theory to Practice: Implementing the Right to Enjoy Legal Capacity. Societies, vol. 8(2), 25. doi> link> full text>
  • Taşcıoğlu E. 2015. I Lived and Learned': Violence, Survival and Knowledge in Trans Women's Lives in Turkey. Oñati Socio-Legal Series, vol. 5(6). link>
  • Taşcıoğlu E. 2011. What Do Transgender Women’s Experiences Tell Us about Law? Towards an Understanding of Law as Legal Complex. Oñati Socio-Legal Series, vol. 1(1). link>

Chapters

  • Harding R and Taşcıoğlu E. 2020. ‘That’s a bit of a minefield!’: Supported Decision-Making in Intellectually Disabled People’s Intimate Lives. In Research Handbook on Gender, Sexuality and the Law. Ashford C and Maine A (Eds.). Edward Elgar. link>
  • Taşcıoğlu E and Kınalı M. 2007. Karanlıktaki Kadınlar [Women in the Dark]. In Orhan Pamuk Edebiyatı [The Literature of Orhan Pamuk]. Kahraman H (Ed.). Agora Press.

Other

  • Harding R, Taşcıoğlu E, Furgalska M. 2019. Supported Will-Making: A Socio-Legal Study of Experiences, Values and Potential in Supporting Testamentary Capacity. link>
  • Harding R and Taşcıoğlu E. 2017. Everyday Decisions Project Report: Supporting Legal Capacity through Care, Support and Empowerment. link>
  • Taşcıoğlu E. 2014. Book Review: Kevin Walby, Touching Encounters: Sex, Work, and Male-for-Male Internet Escorting, University of Chicago Press: Chicago. doi> link>