I joined the Faculty at St Jerome’s University in January 2020. I was a Lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool, from 2015-2020. Previously I held positions at the School of Law Birkbeck College, University of London and the Warwick Law School, University of Warwick.
Areas of Interest
- Jurisprudence and Critical Legal Theory
- Labour Migration Law
- Employment and Labour Law
- Transformative Law and Economics
- The Idea of Nation, Citizenship and Home
- De-coloniality and Post-structuralism
- Eco-philosophy, Ecology and Law
My interest in law and legal studies starts from questions of how law, and its limits, are constructed. My research interrogates the limits of legal frameworks by deeply questioning the foundations, and categories, of modern law and legal subjectivity. I do this primarily through studies of labour/employment law, immigration law and national citizenship, and social uprising/ resistance movements. My research draws on de-coloniality and anarchist thought, feminist theories, indigenous research methodologies and post-structuralist approaches to law (in particular, the work of Jean-Luc Nancy).
I hold a PhD in Law from the School of Law Birkbeck College, University of London England, generously funded by SSHRC. My LLM was completed at Osgoode Hall Law School. Additionally, I hold an MA in History from York University, Canada and a BA (Hons) from the University of Saskatchewan.
Ecotechnical Labour: This project looks at the circulation of value and work, as a challenge to dominant modern legal capitalist forms (focused on capital accumulation and economic productivity), through the lens of ecology – drawing on emerging work on eco-sociality, and eco-feminism.
From Social Uprising to Legal Form: This ongoing research project looks at transformation and change post-revolution (post-uprising). This research looks specifically at Ukraine and post-Soviet states with the aim to re-think a jurisprudence of change and (social) movement drawing on anarchic thinking and de-colonial thought.
Modern Slavery Protocols: Consequences of Employment Law’s Blinders?: This project, co-authored with Dr Seán Columb (University of Liverpool), examines discourses of modern slavery and the anti-trafficking regime through a critical look at employment law’s gaps, or the existing ‘blinders’ of employment law frameworks.
Innovations in Teaching Law and Legal Studies: This ongoing, exploratory project aims to explore indigenous research methodologies, and emerging practice around pedagogy in Canadian Law School Curriculum, as tools for critical pedagogy and methodology in teaching legal studies.
Since 2018, I have been an external examiner at the University of Westminster LLB programme. I am actively involved with the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities, and the annual Critical Legal Studies conference. I have acted as a peer reviewer for various publications including the International Journal of Human Rights, Oxford University Press, and Routledge Law, and regularly present my research at national and international workshops and conferences.