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MPhil/PhD research supervision areas

Our staff specialise and are able to provide MPhil/PhD supervision in these areas:

Administrative law

Bioethics

  • Professor Patrick Hanafin: Bioethics (particularly reproductive politics, genetics, and end-of-life issues); law and political identity formation; law and literature; law and gender; comparative medical law (particularly Ireland and Italy).

Business law

  • Professor Leslie Moran: Gender, sexuality and law; hate crime; theory informed legal research; the judiciary; law of business organisations.

Constitutional law

  • Dr Marinos Diamantides: Legal theory; political philosophy, theology and comparative constitutional law; history and politics of law in Muslim-majority countries; moral and legal reasoning; ethics of alterity; public international law.
  • Professor Michelle Everson: EU law; regulatory theory; insurance; administrative law.
  • Professor Adam Gearey: Political philosophy; welfare law; literary jurisprudence.
  • Dr Oscar Guardiola-Rivera: Comparative constitutional law; human rights and cinema; international law; public law/politics in the Americas; political philosophy and legal theory; law and globalisation.

Courts

  • Professor Adam Gearey: Political philosophy; welfare law; literary jurisprudence.
  • Dr Piyel Haldar: Orientalism; legal aesthetics; semiotics and evidence; postcolonial theory; colonial history; legal theory.
  • Professor Leslie Moran: Gender, sexuality and law; hate crime; theory informed legal research; the judiciary; law of business organisations.

Criminal law

  • Dr Nadine El-Enany: Public order; protest; international refugee law; migration; EU asylum law and UK asylum law; criminal law and criminal justice.
  • Dr Sarah Lamble: Gender, sexuality and law, criminal law.
  • Dr Elena Loizidou: Legal theory; criminal law; gender, sexuality and law; citizenship.
  • Daniel Monk: Children and the law; education law; family law; inheritance law; criminal law; gender and sexuality.

Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • Dr Eddie Bruce-Jones: Refugee studies, asylum and minority rights; postcolonial theory; international law; criminology and criminal justice; EU law; human rights and citizenship: Gender, sexuality and law, criminal law.
  • Dr Nadine El-Enany: Public order; protest; international refugee law; migration; EU asylum law and UK asylum law; criminal law and criminal justice.
  • Dr Sarah Lamble: Gender, sexuality and law, criminal law.
  • Dr Elena Loizidou: Legal theory; criminal law; gender, sexuality and law; citizenship.
  • Daniel Monk: Children and the law; education law; family law; criminal law; gender and sexuality.
  • Professor Leslie Moran: Gender, sexuality and law; hate crime; theory informed legal research; the judiciary; law of business organisations. Criminal law.
  • Paul Turnbull
  • Dr Sappho Xenakis: Global criminology; political economy of punishment; corruption; organised crime.

Development

  • Professor Peter Fitzpatrick: Human rights; development; post-structural and postcolonial theory; the new imperialism; imperial legality; sovereignty and Indigenous rights; political philosophy
  • Dr Sappho Xenakis: Corruption and development.

Economic law

EU law

  • Dr Eddie Bruce Jones: Refugee studies, asylum and minority rights; postcolonial theory; international law; criminology and criminal justice; EU law; human rights and citizenship.
  • Dr Nadine El-Enany: Public order; protest; international refugee law; migration; EU asylum law and UK asylum law; criminal law and criminal justice.
  • Professor Michelle Everson: EU law; regulatory theory; insurance; administrative law.

Family law

  • Professor Patrick Hanafin: Bioethics (particularly reproductive politics, genetics, and end-of-life issues); law and political identity formation; law and literature; law and gender; comparative medical law (particularly Ireland and Italy).
  • Dr Sarah Lamble: Criminal law; gender and sexuality.
  • Dr Elena Loizidou: Legal theory; criminal law; gender, sexuality and law; citizenship.
  • Daniel Monk: Children and the law; education law; family law; inheritance law; criminal law; gender and sexuality.
  • Professor Leslie Moran: Gender, sexuality and law; hate crime; theory informed legal research; the judiciary; law of business organisations.

Hate crime

  • Professor Leslie Moran: Gender, sexuality and law; hate crime; theory informed legal research; the judiciary; law of business organisations.

Human rights and citizenship

  • Professor Bill Bowring: Human rights; minority rights; international law; legal theory; public law; comparative law; Soviet and post-Soviet law.
  • Dr Eddie Bruce Jones: Refugee studies, asylum and minority rights; postcolonial theory; international law; criminology and criminal justice; EU law; human rights and citizenship.
  • Professor Costas Douzinas: Critical jurisprudence; human rights; radical political philosophy; aesthetics, psychoanalysis and law; critical social theory; political and legal theology; empire, cosmopolitanism and human right.
  • Dr Nadine El-Enany: Public order; protest; international refugee law; migration; EU asylum law and UK asylum law; criminal law and criminal justice.
  • Professor Peter Fitzpatrick: Human rights; development; post-structural and postcolonial theory; the new imperialism; imperial legality; sovereignty and Indigenous rights; political philosophy.
  • Dr Oscar Guardiola-Rivera: Comparative constitutional law; human rights and cinema; international law; public law/politics in the Americas; political philosophy and legal theory; law and globalisation.
  • Professor Patrick Hanafin: Bioethics (particularly reproductive politics, genetics, and end-of-life issues); law and political identity formation; law and literature; law and gender; comparative medical law (particularly Ireland and Italy).
  • Dr Elena Loizidou: Legal theory; criminal law; gender, sexuality and law; citizenship.

Imperial legality

  • Professor Peter Fitzpatrick: Human rights; development; post-structural and postcolonial theory; the new imperialism; imperial legality; sovereignty and Indigenous rights; political philosophy.

Intellectual property

  • Professor Fiona Macmillan: Intellectual property law;  cultural heritage law and policy; international economic law; political economy and law.

International law

  • Professor Bill Bowring: Human rights; minority rights; international law; legal theory; public law; comparative law; Soviet and post-Soviet law.
  • Dr Eddie Bruce Jones: Refugee studies, asylum and minority rights; postcolonial theory; international law; criminology and criminal justice; EU law; human rights and citizenship.
  • Dr Marinos Diamantides: Legal theory; political philosophy, theology and comparative constitutional law; history and politics of law in Muslim-majority countries; moral and legal reasoning; ethics of alterity; public international law; constitutional law.
  • Professor Costas Douzinas: Critical jurisprudence; human rights; radical political philosophy; aesthetics, psychoanalysis and law; critical social theory; political and legal theology; empire, cosmopolitanism and human right.
  • Dr Nadine El-Enany: Public order; protest; international refugee law; migration; EU asylum law and UK asylum law; criminal law and criminal justice.
  • Professor Michelle Everson: EU law; regulatory theory; insurance; administrative law.
  • Professor Peter Fitzpatrick: Human rights; development; post-structural and postcolonial theory; the new imperialism; imperial legality; sovereignty and Indigenous rights; political philosophy.
  • Dr Oscar Guardiola-Rivera: Comparative constitutional law; human rights and cinema; international law; public law/politics in the Americas; political philosophy and legal theory; law and globalisation.
  • Professor Fiona Macmillan: Intellectual property law; international economic law; political economy and law.
  • Dr Anton Schütz: Jurisprudence; legal history; European legal systems; religion and law; autopoiesis and law; comparative legal perspectives in Europe.
  • Dr Sappho Xenakis: International co-operation against organised crime; corruption and development.

Law and Islam

  • Dr Marinos Diamantides: Legal theory; political philosophy, theology and comparative constitutional law; history and politics of law in Muslim-majority countries; moral and legal reasoning; ethics of alterity; public international law; constitutional law.

Law and Religion

  • Professor Costas Douzinas: Critical jurisprudence; human rights; radical political philosophy; aesthetics, psychoanalysis and law; critical social theory; political and legal theology; empire, cosmopolitanism and human right.
  • Dr Marinos Diamantides: Legal theory; political philosophy, theology and comparative constitutional law; history and politics of law in Muslim-majority countries; moral and legal reasoning; ethics of alterity; public international law; constitutional law.
  • Dr Anton Schütz: Jurisprudence; legal history; European legal systems; religion and law; autopoiesis and law; comparative legal perspectives in Europe.

Law and Space

Law and Visual Studies

Law, gender and sexuality

  • Professsor Maria Aristodemou: Law and literature; feminist legal theory; international law.
  • Dr Eddie Bruce Jones: Refugee studies, asylum and minority rights; postcolonial theory; international law; criminology and criminal justice; EU law; human rights and citizenship.
  • Dr Sarah Keenan: Critical engagements with property; legal geography; post-colonial land rights; feminist legal theory; law and race.
  • Dr Sarah Lamble: Criminal law; gender and sexuality.
  • Dr Elena Loizidou: Legal theory; criminal law; gender, sexuality and law; citizenship.
  • Daniel Monk: Children and the law; education law; family law; inheritance law; criminal law; gender and sexuality.
  • Professor Leslie Moran: Gender, sexuality and law; hate crime; theory informed legal research; the judiciary; law of business organisations.

Legal history

  • Dr Piyel Haldar: Orientalism; legal aesthetics; semiotics and evidence; postcolonial theory; colonial history; legal theory.
  • Dr Anton Schütz: Jurisprudence; legal history; European legal systems; religion and law; autopoiesis and law; comparative legal perspectives in Europe.

Legal theory

  • Professor Maria Aristodemou: Law and literature; feminist legal theory; international law.
  • Professor Bill Bowring: Human rights; minority rights; international law; legal theory; public law; comparative law; Soviet and post-Soviet law.
  • Dr Marinos Diamantides: Legal theory; political philosophy, theology and comparative constitutional law; history and politics of law in Muslim-majority countries; moral and legal reasoning; ethics of alterity; public international law; constitutional law.
  • Professor Adam Gearey: Political philosophy; welfare law; literary jurisprudence.
  • Dr Oscar Guardiola-Rivera: Comparative constitutional law; human rights and cinema; international law; public law/politics in the Americas; political philosophy and legal theory; law and globalisation.
  • Dr Piyel Haldar: Orientalism; legal aesthetics; semiotics and evidence; postcolonial theory; colonial history; legal theory.
  • Professor Patrick Hanafin: Bioethics (particularly reproductive politics, genetics, and end-of-life issues); law and political identity formation; law and literature; law and gender; comparative medical law (particularly Ireland and Italy).
  • Dr Sarah Keenan: Critical engagements with property; legal geography; post-colonial land rights; feminist legal theory; law and race.
  • Dr Sarah Lamble: Criminal law; gender and sexuality.
  • Dr Elena Loizidou: Legal theory; criminal law; gender, sexuality and law; citizenship.
  • Dr Nathan Moore: Property law: intellectual property; law and governmentality.

Literature

  • Professor Maria Aristodemou: Law and literature; feminist legal theory; international law.
  • Professor Adam Gearey: Political philosophy; welfare law; literary jurisprudence.
  • Dr Piyel Haldar: Orientalism: legal aesthetics; semiotics and evidence; postcolonial theory; colonial history; legal theory.
  • Professor Patrick Hanafin: Bioethics (particularly reproductive politics, genetics, and end-of-life issues); law and political identity formation; law and literature; law and gender; comparative medical law (particularly Ireland and Italy).

Planning law

  • Dr Sarah Keenan: Critical engagements with property; legal geography; post-colonial land rights; feminist legal theory; law and race.
  • Dr Nathan Moore: Property law; intellectual property; law and governmentality.

Political theory

  • Professor Costas Douzinas: Critical jurisprudence; human rights; radical political philosophy; aesthetics, psychoanalysis and law; critical social theory; political and legal theology; empire, cosmopolitanism and human right.
  • Professor Peter Fitzpatrick: Human rights; development; post-structural and postcolonial theory; the new imperialism; imperial legality; sovereignty and Indigenous rights; political philosophy.
  • Professor Adam Gearey: Political philosophy; welfare law; literary jurisprudence.
  • Dr Oscar Guardiola-Rivera: Comparative constitutional law; human rights and cinema; international law; public law/politics in the Americas; political philosophy and legal theory; law and globalisation.
  • Professor Patrick Hanafin: Bioethics (particularly reproductive politics, genetics, and end-of-life issues); law and political identity formation; law and literature; law and gender; comparative medical law (particularly Ireland and Italy).
  • Dr Sarah Keenan: Critical engagements with property; legal geography; post-colonial land rights; feminist legal theory; law and race.
  • Dr Sappho Xenakis: Crime and punishment in international relations; political violence; normative hybridity.

Postcolonial theory

  • Dr Eddie Bruce Jones: Refugee studies, asylum and minority rights; postcolonial theory; international law; criminology and criminal justice; EU law; human rights and citizenship.
  • Professor Peter Fitzpatrick: Human rights; development; post-structural and postcolonial theory; the new imperialism; imperial legality; sovereignty and Indigenous rights; political philosophy.
  • Dr Oscar Guardiola-Rivera: Comparative constitutional law; human rights and cinema; international law; public law/politics in the Americas; political philosophy and legal theory; law and globalisation.
  • Dr Piyel Haldar: Orientalism; legal aesthetics; semiotics and evidence; postcolonial theory; colonial history; legal theory.
  • Professor Patrick Hanafin: Bioethics (particularly reproductive politics, genetics, and end-of-life issues); law and political identity formation; law and literature; law and gender; comparative medical law (particularly Ireland and Italy).
  • Dr Sarah Keenan: Critical engagements with property; legal geography; post-colonial land rights; feminist legal theory; law and race.

Property law

  • Dr Sarah Keenan: Critical engagements with property; legal geography; post-colonial land rights; feminist legal theory; law and race.
  • Dr Nathan Moore: Property law; intellectual property; law and governmentality.

Psychoanalysis

  • Professor Maria Aristodemou: Law and literature; feminist legal theory; international law.
  • Professor Costas Douzinas: Critical jurisprudence; human rights; radical political philosophy; aesthetics, psychoanalysis and law; critical social theory; political and legal theology; empire, cosmopolitanism and human right.

Refugee studies, asylum and minority rights

  • Professor Bill Bowring: Human rights; minority rights; international law; legal theory; public law; comparative law; Soviet and post-Soviet law.
  • Dr Eddie Bruce Jones: Refugee studies, asylum and minority rights; postcolonial theory; international law; criminology and criminal justice; EU law; human rights and citizenship.
  • Dr Nadine El-Enany: Public order; protest; international refugee law; migration; EU asylum law and UK asylum law; criminal law and criminal justice.
  • Dr Sarah Keenan: Critical engagements with property; legal geography; post-colonial land rights; feminist legal theory; law and race.

Sovereignty

Welfare Law