Fellowship Mentors

Prof Nehal Bhuta, Professor of Public International Law, Edinburgh Law School

Nehal Bhuta holds the Chair of Public International Law at University of Edinburgh and is Co-Director of the Edinburgh Centre for International and Global Law. He previously held the Chair of Public International Law at the European University Institute in Florence, where was also Co-Director of the Institute’s Academy of European Law. He is a member of the editorial boards of the European Journal of International Law, the Journal of International Criminal Justice, Constellations and a founding editor of the interdisciplinary journal Humanity. He is also a series editor of the Oxford University Press (OUP) series in The History and Theory of International Law. Prior to the EUI he was on the faculty at the New School for Social Research, and at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Before entering academia, he worked with Human Rights Watch and the International Center for Transitional Justice. Nehal’s two most recent edited volumes are Freedom of Religion, Secularism and Human Rights (OUP) and Autonomous Weapons Systems – Law, Ethics, Policy (Cambridge University Press with Beck, Geiss, Liu and Kress). Nehal works on a wide range of doctrinal, historical and theoretical issues in international law, international humanitarian law, international criminal law and human rights law.

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Prof Emily Grabham, Professor of Law, Kent Law School

Emily is a socio-legal scholar with research interests in labour and employment law, law and time, and feminist legal theory. Her research draws on methods and perspectives from sociology and social anthropology. Emily is a qualified solicitor. Her degrees include BA (Law) University of Cambridge; LLM Queen’s University, Canada; MSc (Gender, Society & Culture) Birkbeck College, London; MFA (Creative Writing) University of British Columbia; PhD (Law) University of Kent.

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Prof Mariana Valverde, Professor of Criminology, University of Toronto

Mariana Valverde is a professor at the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada since 2006. She served as Director of the Centre from 2007 to 2013 and was one of the founders of the Sexual Diversity Studies program. She holds a courtesy cross-appointment to the Department of Geography and Planning as well as the Faculty of Law. Prior to joining the University of Toronto in 1993, she was an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at York University and previously taught in Women’s Studies at Trent University. Professor Valverde’s main research interests are currently urban law and governance (historically and in the present) and, at the theoretical level, Foucault, sexuality studies, theories of spatiotemporality, and actor-network theory. In 2016, Professor Valverde received the Law and Society Association’s Harry J. Kalven Jr. Award in recognition of “empirical scholarship that has contributed most effectively to the advancement of research in law and society”.

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