Chris (he / him, Cape Town, South Africa, b. 1983) joined the School of Law at Oxford Brookes University in September 2012 as a Lecturer in Law, having previously been a Teaching Fellow in Criminal Law at Durham University (2011-2012) and a Sessional Lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London (2008-2011). Chris was appointed to Senior Lecturer in Law in September 2016 and in September 2017 became the LLB Subject Coordinator.
He holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of Kent (2006) and is currently finalising his Doctoral Thesis within the School of Law at Birkbeck College, University of London.
In 2014-2015, 2015-2016, Chris was a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Leicester giving lectures on the Law and Political Theory module.
Chris is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Areas of expertise
- Criminal Law (Sexual Offences)
- Critical Legal Theory
- Feminist Legal Theory
Teaching and supervision
- Criminal Law (GDL) Module Leader
- Criminal Law (LLB) Module Leader
- Understanding Criminal Justice (LLB) Module Leader
- Rape and the Criminal Justice System (LLB) Topic Expert
- Theory of Human Rights (LLM)
NOTE: January-July 2022 Chris is on sabbatical leave and will not be conducting Office Hours.
To book an appointment to see Chris in his Office and Feedback Hours please use your Oxford Brookes University Google Account to log into this link.
***For the Academic Year 2021/22, appointments are digital by default - please use the Google Meet function within the appointment slot.
However, should you wish to meet in-person, this can be accommodated but you must inform me of this request ahead of time.
Doctoral Projects in the following areas welcome:
Critical Criminal Law, Critical Legal Theory, Feminist Legal Studies.
Chris' research has two main strands:
- the first is a broad concern with the critical legal theory stemming from work of the late French theorist Jacques Derrida
- and the second concerns the application of this theory as a methodology for engaging with criminal law, particularly sexual offences.
Broadly, Chris' published works have covered:
- critical criminal law, sexual offences, and feminist legal theory,
- deconstruction and bio-politics,
- jurisprudence and the politics of law (la and le politique)
- and the legal theory of comics books.
Chris has original publications in:
- Law Text Culture,
- Australian Feminist Law Journal,
- Social & Legal Studies,
- Information & Communications Technology Law,
- Routledge edited collection: Graphic Justice: Intersections of Comics and Law (Thom Giddens ed.),
- Routledge edited collection: Synesthetic Legalities: Sensory Dimensions of Law and Jurisprudence (Sarah Marusek ed.),
- Edinburgh University Press edited collection Derrida's Politics of Friendship: Amity and Enmity (Luke Collison, Cillian Ó Fathaigh, and Georgios Tsagdis eds.)
Chris has reviews published in Law, Culture and the Humanities, Derrida Today, Feminist Legal Studies, and Social & Legal Studies.
Chris' 2017 article in Social & Legal Studies has a blog post accompanying it: https://socialandlegalstudies.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/the-politics-of-british-critical-legal-studies/
Chris' 2017 article in Information & Communications Technology Law 'The crime of sexting: a deconstructive approach' has 50 free copies of it available here: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/fpvbe3EjyQS7bZThmDAp/full
Bakalis C, Lloyd C, 'Editorial. Dangerous speech and images: regulating the internet'
Information and Communications Technology Law 27 (1) (2018) pp.1-3
ISSN: 1360-0834 eISSN: 1469-8404Published here
Lloyd C, 'The crime of sexting: a deconstructive approach'
Information and Communications Technology Law 27 (1) (2017) pp.55-85
ISSN: 1360-0834 eISSN: 1469-8404Abstract Published here
Lloyd C, 'Derrida's Law: The socio-historical and the meta-ethical; la and le politique.'
Social and Legal Studies 26 (2) (2016) pp.208-229
ISSN: 0964-6639 eISSN: 1461-7390Abstract
Lloyd C, 'Ce qui arrive: deconstruction, invention and the legal subject of R v R'
Australian Feminist Law Journal 37 (1) (2012) pp.65-82
ISSN: 1320-0968Abstract Published here
, 'Sakaarson the World Breaker: violence and différance in the political and legal theory of Marvel's sovereign'
Law Text Culture 16 (2012) pp.119-154
ISSN: 1322-9060Abstract Published here
Memberships of professional bodies
Chris served as an External Examiner for the School of Law at the University of Essex (2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21).
- 'She Sleeps, He Rapes,'Critical Legal Conference, The University of Dundee, Scotland, September 2021.
- 'Ratio decidendi ... the saga continues,'Critical Legal Conference, The University of Perugia, Italy, Sep 2019.
- ‘There is nothing outside the sext,’21st Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, Georgetown Law School, Washington D.C, USA, March 2018.
- ‘Sexting, Catastrophe, Law,’Critical Legal Conference, University of Warwick, Coventry, Sep 2017.
- ‘Deconstruction and Bio-politics: Asymmetrical Visuality, Spacing, Power’,5th International Derrida Today Conference, Goldsmiths, University of London, June 2016.
- ‘Deconstruction and Bio-politics: Asymmetrical Visuality, Spacing, Power’,19th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, University of Connecticut Law School, Hartford, Connecticut, April 2016.
- ‘Deconstruction and Bio-politics: Anachrony, Apparition, Law’,16th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law, University of Hawai’i, Hawai’i, April/May 2015.
- ‘A Retort to Norrie: Derrida, Law, and the Socio-Historical,’4th International Derrida Today Conference, Fordham University (New York City), New York, May/June 2014.
- ‘Judge, Jury and Executioner: Judge Dredd, Jacques Derrida, Drones,’Graphic Justice Symposium, St. Mary’s University Twickenham, London, Sep 2013.
- ‘ce qui arrive: The future of (Derrida’s) deconstruction,’London Conference in Critical Theory, Royal Holloway, London, Oct 2013
- ‘Hale’s performativity: Arkhē, storytelling, and narrative in English rape law.’4th Biennial International Applied Legal Storytelling Conference, in association with the ‘Legal Writing Institute’ and the ‘Clinical Legal Education Association,’ The City Law School, City University London, London, Jul 2013.
- ‘The rationales of terror nurture the working magic of law,’ Roundtable discussion (reader meets author) with Colin Dayan discussing The Law is White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons, (Princeton, 2011),Law, Culture and the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, London, Mar 2013.
- ‘Anachrony makes the law’ Invited presentation at the Altona Foundation for Philosophical Research, Hamburg, Germany, Nov 2010.
- ‘But it is, in law, what suspends law’: Derrida's law as autoimmune’ 2nd International Derrida Today Conference, The British Academy, London, UK, Jul 2010.
- ‘The (Autoimmune) Performative of Law: ‘a law still nonexisting, a law still ahead, still having to and yet to come’’ Plenary Panel Lecture at Performatives After Deconstruction Conference, University of Kingston, Kingston Upon Thames, UK, Jun 2010.
- ‘Immune disorder is also in order…’ - Derrida's (and Nancy's) autoimmunity and the subject (in law)’ Symptom In Theory Conference, University of Cardiff, Cardiff, UK, Sep 2009.
Chris works closely with the Thames Valley Police as an outreach of his academic work.
He sits as a member of:
Chris also sits as a 'voting member' of the Data Ethics Committee which examines the ethical data collection undertaken by Thames Valley Police's Violence Reduction Unit.
Details of this role are shown here.