Dr Ann Mumford, (BA, Columbia), (JD, Connecticut)), (PhD Wales)
Reader in Law, Fiscal Institutions and Equality
Location: Mile End
Phone: +44 (0)20 7882 7040
Dr Ann Mumford joined the School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London in 2007. In 2009, she joined the Department of Law on a full time basis . Her primary teaching responsibility is as module leader for the undergraduate taxation law course, Revenue Law. She also contributes teaching to the postgraduate LLM programme, on subjects ranging from tax policy to corporate governance. In 1993, after qualifying for the Bar in the State of Rhode Island, she moved to the UK as the recipient of a postgraduate studentship for the pursuit of doctoral studies at Cardiff University, from which she received her PhD in 1997. She then worked as a lecturer first at Cardiff, and subsequently the London School of Economics. Ann’s research interests are in the fields of fiscal sociology, budgetary processes, and the intersections of law, gender and equality.
Ann has written for a number of years on both socio-legal and critical, cultural approaches to fiscal law. She has written two monographs, Taxing Culture (Ashgate, 2002), which was included as recommended reading in the 2007 Annual Report to the US Congress by the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate; and, Tax Policy, Women and the Law (Cambridge University Press, 2010). Ann Mumford has participated in a number of edited collections, and contributed articles to a range of journals, including the Journal of Law & Society, Social & Legal Studies, Feminist Legal Studies, Tax Law Review, and the British Tax Review. She is also a member of the advisory board for the Journal of Law & Society. Most recently, Ann's research has focused on two strands: intergenerational equity and the taxation of inheritance, and gender equality in budgeting processes. Both projects have been pursued within the context of the "new" fiscal sociology movement, in which the body of Ann's earlier research has been identified as a "contributing" factor. (Martin, Prasad, Mehrota, eds. The New Fiscal Sociology, Cambridge University Press, 2009).
In 2010-2011, Ann will be involved in the establishment of an international, collaborative network dedicated to gender-based analyses of taxes, benefits and public budgets. "Feminist studies on taxation and budgeting" (FemTax), founded within workshops at the IISL, Onati, and the McGill Research Institute (Barbados), will provide an international forum for the study of the impact of gender norms and practices in shaping taxation legislation and policies in a variety of jurisdictions. This network includes the leadership of a several leading international feminist tax scholars, including Professors Kathleen Lahey and Asa Gunarsson (Queens University, and Umea, respectively), amongst many others. The development of the femTax network, and in particular, activities based in London, will be detailed on the Queen Mary, University of London website.
In October 2010, this network was granted Collaborative Research Network status by the Law and Society Association.
- Now in press
Tax Policy, Women and the Law: UK Comparative Perspectives, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge Tax Law Series – General Editor, John Tiley) (publication expected Winter, 2010)
Chapter in Book
- “Tax, Gender and the "New" Institutional Sociology'” Book chapter, leading from a workshop at the International Institute of the Sociology of Law in Onati, Spain (organised by Åsa Gunnarsson, Kimberley Brooks, Lisa Philipps, and Maria Wersig) addressing the topic "Challenging Gender Inequality in Tax Policy Making". Held in July 2009.
In press, to be published with Hart Publishing.
- From Dahomey to London to DC: Marketing Wealth with the Proposal for a Comprehensive Income Tax * 63(1) Tax Law Review 221-260 (2010)
- Towards a Fiscal Sociology of Tax Credits and the Fathers' Rights Movement Social & Legal Studies 2008;17 217-235
- "The importance of inter-disciplinarity in tax legal research" Warwick Business School 29 June, 2010
Selected / accepted conference paper
- "ERA Seligman and (the surprising) connections with Fiscal Sociology" 6 July, 2010 proceedings / paper publication pending
Invited Conference Papers
- Workshop on socio-legal feminisms Invited participant, taxation section Convened by Prof. Kimberley Brooks Bellairs Research Institute, McGill University Barbados
9-11 June 2010
- "Bourdieu and Notions of Legitimacy" Invited participant at workshop Convened by Prof Guido Errygers, Prof John Cunliffe and Dr Stuart White Keynote Speaker: Prof. Jens Beckert
Inherited Wealth, Justice and Equality UCSIA
4-6 March 2010
- "Integrating gender economic inequality and neo-institutionist scholarship" Invited participant workshop at the IISL, Onati, Spain
15 May 2009
- Taxing Justice: Narratives of Evasion and Avoidance Roundtable Invited participant Convened by Prof Roger Berkowitz (Bard) Annual Meeting of the Association of Law, Culture and the Humanities Suffolk Law School, Boston, MA
3 April 2009
- "Sociological Implications of a Proposal for a Comprehensive Inheritance Tax " Invited speaker and contributor NYU Tax Law Review Symposium New York University
19 September, 2008
- Review of Impersonations: Troubling the Person in Law and Culture (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008) Journal of Law and Society 2010; 375-379
- Review of Inherited Wealth (Princeton University Press, 2008) in Economic Sociology - The European Electronic Newsletter, (July 2008) (at p.30)
- Review of Markets in Vice, Markets in Virtue International Criminal Justice Review (April 2008); 18:107-109
- LAW6026 Revenue Law