Tara Mulqueen

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Phd student at Birbeck University of London. Her dissertation title is: Co-operation and Social economy in Critical perspective: History, Politics and Law.


Tara Mulqueen is currently a PhD Candidate in Law/Critical Legal Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. Her dissertation, provisionally entitled "Queering the Middle: History, Community and Law in the UK Co-operative Movement" critically examines regulatory paradigms for co-operatives and the social economy more generally in the UK. This involves looking at the persistent division between the social and the economic, and the myriad ways this division is reinforced by both law and norm. She is part of the R-CoMuse Network (Research on Co-operatives, Mutuals and Social Enterprise). She also has experience working with co-operatives and solidarity economy projects in London and New York, and actively seeks to close the gap between academic and non-academic spheres.