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Dr Renata Grossi

BAHons LaTrobe, GradDip Prof Comm UC, LLB(G) ANU, PhD ANU
Freilich Foundation Fellow
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Research interests

Love and Law
Law and Emotion
Law and Society
Emotion in Public Discourse
Legal Theory



Renata Grossi is an interdisciplinary legal scholar with an interest in the area of law and love. In 2011 she was awarded her PhD which was entitled ‘The (in)visibility of romantic love in the legal discourse of modern Australian marriage’ now published as Looking for love in the legal discourse of marriage (2014 ANU Press).

She is the author of 'The Meaning of Love in the Debate for Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage in Australia' (2012) International Journal of Law in Context 8(4) 487-504; ‘Does same-sex marriage necessarily mean ‘radical love’? (2013) The Conversation; ‘Romantic Love a Feminist Conundrum?’ The Feminist Wire  

In November 2013 she co-convened (with A/Prof David West) The Radicalism of Romantic Love: Critical Perspectives. A selection of papers from this conference will be published by Ashgate in 2015/16.  In December 2014 she co-convened (with Joshua Neoh) a colloquium on Law and Love. A selection of papers from this colloquium will be published in a special edition of Law in Context in 2015.

She is a member of the Love Research Network and the Feminist Love Studies Network.

Renata Grossi has been working at the Freilich Foundation since 2006. She is responsible for the day to day running of the Foundation and the facilitation of all the Foundation's activities that promote the study of bigotry in all its forms. 



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