‘Use and the University’ FJDG Teach-Out Panel Discussion in Support of UCU Strike Action – 3rd March

Rishika Sahgal - 26th February 2020

In solidarity with the University and College Union (UCU) strike action, on Tuesday, March 3rd, the Feminist Jurisprudence Discussion Group (FJDG) will hold a teach-out panel discussion on ‘Use and the University’ (Chapter 4 of Sara Ahmed’s What’s the Use?) with panellists Dr. Shreya Atrey, Achas Burin, Professor Sandra Fredman, and Nomfundo Ramalekana at the Wadham Room in King’s Arms. A social will be held from 18:00 and the discussion will begin at 19:00. All are welcome!

About the Speakers

Dr. Shreya Atrey is an Associate Professor in International Human Rights Law at the Department of Continuing Education and the Faculty of Law, based at the Bonavero Human Rights Institute. Her research is on discrimination law, feminist theory, poverty and disability law. Her monograph, Intersectional Discrimination (OUP 2019), presents an account of intersectionality theory in comparative discrimination law. Previously, she was based at the University of Bristol Law School (2017-19) where she taught on Constitutional Rights, Public Law and International Human Rights Law courses. She was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence in 2016-17 and a Hauser Postdoctoral Global Fellow at the NYU School of Law, New York in 2015-16. She completed BCL with distinction and DPhil in Law on the Rhodes Scholarship from Magdalen College, University of Oxford. She has served as the Chairperson of the Oxford Pro Bono Publico (2013-14) and is currently an associate member of the Oxford Human Rights Hub. Shreya is also an Official Fellow of Kellogg College.

Achas Burin is Lord and Lady McNair Early Career Stipendiary Lecturer at Somerville College. Achas is also a barrister and a doctoral candidate at Balliol College. She completed her LLB at Leeds University, followed by the BCL at Oxford. Her DPhil is on the philosophy of private property law. She has diverse interests, as evidenced by her publications, which range over the topics of politically-incorrect free speech (2012), abortion and phenomenology (2014), and what it means in law to suffer loss (2014). A burgeoning area of interest for her is African political philosophy.

Professor Sandra Fredman is Rhodes Professor of the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the USA at Oxford University, and a professorial fellow at Pembroke College, Oxford. She was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2005 and became a QC (honoris causa) in 2012.  She has written and published widely on anti-discrimination law, human rights law and labour law, including numerous peer-reviewed articles. She has authored four monographs: Comparative Human Rights (OUP, 2018);  Human Rights Transformed (OUP 2008); Discrimination Law (2nd ed, OUP 2011); and Women and the Law (OUP 1997), as well as two co-authored books: The State as Employer (Mansell, 1988), with Gillian Morris, and Labour Law and Industrial Relations in Great Britain (2nd ed Kluwer, 1992) with Bob Hepple. She has also edited several books: Human Rights and Equality in Education (Policy Press, 2018, with Meghan Campbell and Helen Taylor);  Discrimination and Human Rights: The Case of Racism (OUP, 2001); and Age as an Equality Issue (Hart, 2003 with Sarah Spencer).

Nomfundo Ramalekana is a South African DPhil (Law) student in the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford. Her research interests are in equality and anti-discrimination law, comparative human rights, critical race and feminist legal theory as well as African Constitutionalism(s). Her current research is on affirmative action in South Africa. She completed her LLB at the University of Pretoria in South Africa (2013), a BCL (2016) and MPhil Law (2017) at the University of Oxford, funded by a Rhodes Scholarship. Nomfundo is a Graduate Teaching Assistant for Human Rights Law on the BCL Comparative Equality and Comparative Human Rights Law courses. She is also a blog editor for the Oxford Human Rights Hub.

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