Brief Bio

Dr Ann Mumford specialises in tax law, fiscal institutions and equality. The scope of Ann’s published work has ranged from feminist perspectives on taxation law;to, as a contributor to the “new” fiscal sociology movement, the integration of tax legal scholarship into the realm of economic sociology.  In teaching, Ann has extensive experience as course convener and programme director of undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in commercial law, tax law, and law and accounting. She has overseen the production and delivery of LLB, LLM and MSc courses at Queen Mary, the London School of Economics, and Cardiff University. Additionally, Ann has served as the British Council’s visiting chair in Gender Studies at the University of Complutense, Madrid.  Ann graduated with a BA in English Literature (Columbia), a JD (Connecticut) and a PhD (Cardiff). Ann regularly supports non-governmental organizations working to further women’s economic equality, and works with scholarly organizations to support socio-legal research in the law of taxation.

Selected Publications

Tax Policy, Women and the Law: UK and Comparative Perspectives, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge Tax Law Series – General Editor, John Tiley) (4 November, 2010). 244 pp

From Dahomey, to London, to D.C.: “‘Marketing’ Wealth with the Proposals for a Comprehensive Inheritance Tax,” 63 Tax Law Review 221-257 (2009). Proceedings from a keynote paper delivered at New York University as part of a symposium on the taxation of inherited wealth.

Towards a Fiscal Sociology of Tax Credits and the Fathers’ Rights Movement, (2008) 17 Social & Legal Studies, 217-235.

“Inheritance Taxation, Notions of Legitimacy, and Bourdieu”, in Guido Errygers, John Cunliffe and Stuart White (eds.), Inherited Wealth, Justice and Equality, pages 173-189 (Routledge 2012).

“ERA Seligman: The Surprising Fiscal Sociologist”, in John Tiley (ed.), Studies in the History of Tax Law, vol.5, pgs.281-299 (chapter 10) (Hart Publishing, 2011).

“Tax Law as an Instrument of Workplace Diversity”, in Healy, Kirton and Noon eds., Inequalities, intersectionality and equality and diversity initiatives (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2010) pp.93-107

Courses Taught at CTLS

  • Comparative Tax Systems (Fall 2018, Spring 2017)
  • Corporate Taxation Law and Policy (Spring 2020)