Sophie Doherty

Sophie Doherty, PhD (Law) Student, Durham University

Sophie graduated with an LLB (Hons) and an MSSc (Distinction) in Criminal Justice from Queen’s University, Belfast. Sophie’s interest in the intersections between law and visual art were developed while studying Byzantine to Impressionist Art at Ferrum College, Virginia, while on a year abroad during her undergraduate degree.

She completed her dissertation, ‘Susanna the Slut: Depictions of Rape Victims in Law and Art’ for her MSSc. The themes emerging from her MSSc dissertation – sexual violence, law and visual art – are further explored in her PhD thesis, titled, ‘Visualising Justice: Sexual Violence, Law and Art.’

Sophie is also working towards a Fellowship in the Higher Education Academy, conducting a study on how visual methods can help students critically engage with case law. She recently assisted artist Suzanne Lacy with the ‘Across and In-Between’ art project exploring border issues in Ireland.

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