Mireia  Garcés de Marcilla Musté

Mireia Garcés de Marcilla Musté

PhD Student in Law

LSE Law School

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Key Expertise
medical law, bioethics, disability studies, gender studies

About me

Thesis title:

'Designing, Fixing and Mutilating the Vulva'


Professor Emily Jackson and Professor Nicola Lacey

Research interests

medical law, socio-legal studies, gender studies, disability studies, body studies 

Mireia is at the end stages of her fully-funded doctorate at LSE. Before joining LSE, Mireia studied law in Universitat Pompeu Fabra (LL.B.) and the University of Oxford (Diploma in Legal Studies, dist.). She also holds an MA in Medical Ethics and Law (dist.) from King's College London and an MPhil in Law from the University of Oxford.

Her main research interests are in the areas of medical law and gender and sexuality. Focusing on body and genital modifications, Mireia’s thesis explores how some interventions on the body are deemed proper or improper medical treatment, or lawful or unlawful cuts. She is particularly interested in examining how the lines between ‘normality’, ‘health’ and ‘pathology’ operate within the medico-legal discourse.

She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and currently teaches Introduction to the Legal System at LSE. In previous years, Mireia taught Medical Law and Legal Research and Writing Skills. In addition to researching and teaching, she is a committee member of Postgraduate Bioethics and co-organises this year's Doing IPS PhD Seminar Series.


‘You Ain’t Woman Enough, Tracing the Policing of Intersexuality in Sports and the Clinic’ Social and Legal Studies (2022)(first release: https://doi.org/10.1177/09646639221086595)

‘Letting Go of the Binary? Rethinking Gender and Athletic Performance?’, Blog Entry for Social & Legal Studies

Awards and Scholarships

  • PhD Studentship, London School of Economics (2019-present)
  • La Caixa Fellowship, La Caixa Foundation (2018-2019)
  • Fowler Prize, Merton College, University of Oxford (2017)
  • College Prize, Merton College, University of Oxford (2017)
  • Mobility Scholarship, Government of Catalonia (2017)