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.
Disability Law (Module Leader); Health Care Law; Law and Ethics; Obligations 2 - Torts
Ezgi is Programme Director for the LLM in Law and Society since September 2019. She also teaches across a range of PGT courses, including the MA in Human Rights, Globalisation and Justice and the MA in Safeguarding Adults: Law, Policy, and Practice.
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
Full Publications Listshow
Donnelly M, Harding R, Taşcıoğlu E (Eds.). 2022. Supporting Legal Capacity in Socio-Legal Context. Oxford: Hart Publishing. link>
I Lived and Learned': Violence, Survival and Knowledge in Trans Women's Lives in Turkey. Oñati Socio-Legal Series, vol. 5(6). link>2015.
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>2011.
Karanlıktaki Kadınlar [Women in the Dark]. In Orhan Pamuk Edebiyatı [The Literature of Orhan Pamuk]. Kahraman H (Ed.). Agora Press.2007.