Jo Phoenix

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Jo Phoenix (Joanna Phoenix) (born 1964) is an author and professor of criminology in the United Kingdom.Currently based at the University of Reading. In 2021, she began a process of bringing a constructive dismissal case against the Open University (her employer) for not protecting her against harassment in the workplace. In January 2024 she won her case at an employment tribunal. In June 2021, Phoenix and Jon Pike (a researcher in philosophy of sport) convened the Gender Critical Research Network (GCRN) at the Open University. The network aims to "bring together a range of academics and scholars, all of which share a common interest in exploring how sexed bodies come to matter in their respective research fields and a common commitment to ensuring that a space within academia is kept open for those explorations". Philosopher Kathleen Stock and Historian Selina Todd are members [1].


  1. based on (accessed 23 January 2024)