Lawford-Smith, Holly. Sex Matters: Essays in Gender-Critical Philosophy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

Lawford-Smith, Holly. Gender-Critical Feminism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022).


McCulloch, Alison. ‘What Is Gender-Critical Feminism?4W, 4th September 2022.

Lynch, Kathryn L. ‘Holly Lawford-Smith, Gender-Critical FeminismSociety, 3rd August 2022.

Kodsi, Daniel. ‘Who is feminism for?The Critic, 3rd July 2022.

Vukadinović, Vojin Saša. ‘Verteidigung des Feminismus‘, Schweizer Monat, Issue 1097, June 2022.

O’Grady, Jane. ‘Can apes prove that gender is not all ‘in the mind’?The Telegraph, 29th April 2022.


Maier, John. ‘The new young philosophers: The 4 under 40 to watch‘, The Times, November 26th 2022.

de Jong, Sjoerd. ‘Het feminisme heeft vrouwen in de steek gelaten’, NRC, 14th July 2022.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘How Automatic Gender ‘Affirmation’ Hurts Women and Girls’, Quillette, 13th July 2022.

Smith, Joan. ‘The trans lobby tried to cancel my book – they don’t want people asking questions‘, The Telegraph, 13th May 2022.


Astro, Jonathon., & Allpike, Ricky. ‘Holly Lawford-Smith | Gender-Critical Feminism‘, The New Flesh Podcast, 6th December 2022.

Cole, Jonathan. ‘Are Women Fully Human? Gender Norms and the Politics of Feminism, with Dr Holly Lawford-Smith‘, The Political Animals, 2nd October 2022.


Women’s Declaration International. ‘“Gender-Critical Feminism” by Holly Lawford-Smith, discussed by the author, Caroline Norma, & Jo Brew‘, YouTube, 9th May 2022.

Electric Agora. ‘A conversation with Holly Lawford-Smith’ [with Moti Gorin], YouTube, 14th September 2022. [*Note: Dan’s site got hacked so the video is currently unavailable – I will post an updated link to this video when I can].

Max Karson. ‘Gender Critical Feminism with Holly Lawford-Smith‘, Twitter, 26th October 2022.

Lawford-Smith, Holly. Not In Their Name: Are Citizens’ Culpable for Their States’ Actions? (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019).


Rafanelli, Lucia. ‘Citizen Responsibility and Group Agency‘, European Journal of Political Theory (2022), [early view].

Blomberg, Olle. ‘Holly Lawford-Smith, Not In Their Name: Are Citizens Culpable For Their States’ Actions?‘, Journal of Moral Philosophy 18/5 (2021), pp. 554-557.

Stilz, Anna. ‘Not In Their Name: Are Citizens Culpable for Their States’ Actions?, by Holly Lawford-Smith‘, Mind 130/517 (2021), pp. 355-363.

Pasternak, Avia. ‘Not In Their Name: Are Citizens Culpable for Their States’ Actions?Journal of Social Ontology 5/2 (2020), pp. 285-288.


An earlier version of this book won the GRIPP 2018 Annual Montreal Political Theory Manuscript Award.

Video trailers

Who’s Culpable for What The State Does? Part I: Citizens | Who’s Culpable for What The State Does? Part II: Employees & Elected Officials


Matthews, Beth. ‘Dr Holly Lawford-Smith: Are Citizens Culpable for States’ Actions?‘, 3CR Radical Philosophy, 4th May 2019.


JJ Joaquin, Philosophy & What Matters, Episode 17: Collective Agents with Holly Lawford-Smith (UniMelb), 26th October 2020.

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