Staff Profile:Professor Aleardo Zanghellini

Professor Aleardo Zanghellini
Job Title:
Professor of Law and Social Theory
Areas of Interest:

Legal, political and moral philosophy; law, gender and sexuality; socio-legal and cultural studies.

Doctoral Student Supervision:

  • Julie Knight, The Legal Protection of Dignity in Elderly Care: Rhetoric and Reality (University of Reading) - current
  • Damian Gonzalez-Salzberg, (University of Reading) Queering the Subject of Human Rights Law: Re-reading the case law of the European Court of Human Rights on sexual orientation and gender identity (University of Reading) - current
  • Alex Dymock, Abject Intimacies: Sexual Perversion in the Criminal-Legal Imaginary (University of Reading) - submitted within 4 years FTE
  • Amanda Head, A Critical Evaluation of Presumption in the Legal Regulation of Non-Marital Relationships (Macquarie University) - submitted within 4 years FTE
Research groups / Centres:
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Further Publications:


Book Chapters

  • (2013) 'Gay Surrogacy and Tahitian Adoption - How Queer is Queer Parenthood?' in O'Mara. K. and Wambui. B. (eds.) Queering Paradigms III: Queer Impact and Practices. Peter Lang, pp. 305-320. ISBN 978-3-0343-0939-4

Refereed Articles

  • 'Canada's Obscenity Law after Little Sisters' (2002) 7 Media & Arts Law Review 195-212

Book Reviews (by invitation)

  • 'Regulating Sexuality: Legal Consciousness in Lesbian and Gay Lives - Rosie Harding' (2011) 19(1) Feminist Legal Studies 97-100
  • 'Sexuality Repositioned: Diversity and the Law by Belinda Brooks Gordon et al' (2005) 27(2) Sydney Law Review 371-376
JD (Milan), LLM (British Columbia), MSt (Oxon), PhD (Sydney).

Biographical details:

Aleardo Zanghellini joined Reading Law School as a Reader in 2010, and was appointed Professor of Law and Social Theory in 2014. Previously, he had been teaching for five years at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Prof Zanghellini's work is interdisciplinary and theoretically informed. It regularly appears in leading international journals and a quantitative study published in 2013 (R Smyth, ''Who Publishes in Australia's Top Law Journals?' (2012) 35 UNSW Law Journal 201-245) identified him as one of Australia's top researchers in law. Substantively, much of Prof Zanghellini's scholarship has been in the field of law and sexuality, with an emphasis on family rights and freedom of expression. His work also interrogates general concepts and principles of political morality that are of interest to political philosophers and public lawyers. His 2015 book, The Sexual Constitution of Political Authority, is an analysis of the erotic dimensions of state power, arguing that the disavowal of male same-sex desire has been, and partly remains, central to mainstream understandings of political authority.

Aleardo Zanghellini

Contact Details

+44 (0) 118 378 5387

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