Dr Emily Cousens

Dr Emily Cousens

LSE Fellow


Key Expertise
Second wave feminism, Queer studies, Transgender studies

About me

Emily Cousens (they, she) is a queer, feminist philosopher whose research explores convergences between second wave feminism, queer studies and transgender studies. Their current work engages with conversations around field imaginaries and disciplinary proper objects and they are finishing their first monograph on the topic: second-wave-trans-feminism. Their next project, Anorexia and Trans, will explore shared subjectivities relating to these two forms of body dysmorphia from trans and feminist perspectives, and they would love to hear from anyone who is interested in this topic from personal experience. Emily has published her work in Angelaki and Social Sciences. She is also a Visiting Lecturer in Queer Theory and Sexuality Studies at the University of Oxford.