School/Division:Law and Social Sciences / Law
Farnush Ghadery is a Lecturer in Law at London South Bank University. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in Law at King’s College London for which she received the Dickson Poon Graduate Research Scholarship. Her research focuses on the intersection of feminist legal theory and international law and she is interested in the use of alternative, non-hegemonic epistemologies and discourses for the promotion of women’s rights, particularly in the Global South. Farnush has further been a Visiting Lecturer in Law at King’s College London as well as a Senior Research Fellow at the Transnational Law Institute. She has been awarded Associate Fellow recognition by the Higher Education Association of the UK.
Additionally, Farnush has been working as a Legal Officer with the human rights organisation ‘Global Legal Action Network’ and a Board Member and Senior Researcher of the Security, Gender and Development Institute. She has been an active member of different research networks, including those of TWAIL and Law & Society, and regularly speaks at different conferences as well as gives guest lectures, such as the annual Gender & Law Lecture 2019 at Riara University, Nairobi.
Farnush teaches Contract Law, EU Rights and Comparative Law at London South Bank University. She has experience teaching a range of undergraduate modules as well as Transnational Law, Public International Law, Human rights Law and Feminist Legal Theory. Additionally, Farnush designed the module Transnational Legal Feminism with which she aims to teach students feminist theories and law through contextualised case studies, particularly in the realm of international law. Farnush is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK.
Farnush’s research finds itself at the intersection of feminist theory and international law and sets out ‘transnational legal feminism’ as an approach to conducting cross-border feminist research and practice that surpasses the hegemony of Western epistemologies and discourses. As part of that, she examines the implementation of the ‘Women, Peace and Security’ agenda in Afghanistan with a particular focus on the differing approaches to women’s rights promotion taken by international actors and local civil society.
Her publications include:
- ‘Contextualization as a (Feminist) Method for Transnational Legal Practice’ forthcoming in Peer Zumbansen (ed), Oxford Handbook of Transnational Law (OUP 2020).
- ‘#MeToo – Has the sisterhood finally become global or just another product of neoliberal feminism?’ (2019) 10(2) Transnational Legal Theory 252.
- ‘“Sticking to their guns” – the United Nations’ failure to see the potential of Islamic feminism in post- conflict Afghanistan’ in Javaid Rehman, Ayesha Shahid and Steve Foster (eds), Asian Yearbook on Human Rights & Humanitarian Law (Brill Publishing 2019)).
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- Lecturer in Law, London South Bank University
- PhD Candidate and Visiting Lecturer, Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London
- Senior Research Fellow, Transnational Law Institute
- Legal Officer, Global Legal Action Network
- Board Member and Senior Researcher, Security, Gender and Development Institute
Farnush is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at King’s College London as well as a Senior Research Fellow at the Transnational Law Institute. Additionally, she has been working as a Legal Officer with the human rights organisation ‘Global Legal Action Network’ and a Board Member and Senior Researcher of the Security, Gender and Development Institute. Farnush has been an active member of different research networks, including those of TWAIL and Law & Society scholarship, and regularly speaks at different conferences as well as gives guest lectures, such as the annual Gender & Law Lecture 2019 at Riara University, Nairobi.