Becca Jiggens

Becca Jiggens



  • 2020 Epilogue - Be(com)ing disabled: acquired disability, abjection & identity in Shadrack, J (2020) Black Metal, Trauma, Subjectivity & Sound: Screaming into the Abyss, Emerald
  • 2021 Fools gather ‘round to watch me bleed: Disability, isolation and participation in Metal’s Communities of Aesthetic Practice in eds Clifford-Napoleone and Shadrack (2021) Heavy Metal Music and Dis/Ability: Crips, Crowds & Cacophony, Emerald
  • Forthcoming with Alison Duncan Kerr ‘Regulation, Resistance, Resurrection: Emotional regulation as anti-ableist work’ in Embodying the Music and Death Nexus: Consolations, Salvations and Transformations


  • Critical Disability Judgments: Rewriting Justice
  • with Alison Duncan Kerr and Eleonora Belfiore, Comparative analysis of staff and student disability inclusion policy and practice in higher education
  • Gender, inclusion and belief in the workplace


  • 2019 Disability in the gig economy: reasonable adjustments for engaging workers or anticipatory adjustments in providing services? - Society of Legal Scholars Conference
  • 2020 Researching reasonableness: methodological considerations in identifying models of disability informing judicial decision making on reasonable adjustments – Socio-Legal Scholars Assoc [Cancelled due to COVID-19]
  • 2020 Taking Stock: Mapping legal and conceptual issues arising in higher education from current debate around trans rights – Socio-Legal Scholars Assoc [Cancelled due to COVID-19]
  • 2021 Rewriting Judgments as Critical Disability Jurisprudence – Socio-Legal Scholars Association Conference


  • with Emma Paton, Employment Rights in Academia
  • Disability and Employment Law Handbook
  • Critical Disability Judgments


  • Co-Director – Centre for Research Activism for Intersectional Justice
  • Fellow – Institute of Paralegals
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Discrimination Law Association
  • Industrial Law Association
  • Socio-legal Scholars Association
  • Society for Philosophy & Disability


Research interests

Critical disability jurisprudence; Labour law; Philosophy of language; Feminist & critical methodologies; Human rights; Human Resource Management practice; research as activism & activism as research. 


  • LLM Employment Law & Practice
  • BA Hons Philosophy

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change
  • PhD