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Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context

CLSGC Symposium on Professor Renisa Mawani’s 'Across Oceans of Law'

3 March 2020

Time: 4:00 - 7:00pm
Venue: Room 313, Third Floor, Schoo of Law, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

Across Oceans of the Law book coverThe CLSGC is delighted to be hosting an interdisciplinary symposium on Professor Renisa Mawani’s Across Oceans of Law.

Professor Mawani is Professor of Sociology at the University of British Columbia. Professor Mawani will introduce the book, and this will be followed by comments and discussion.

Speaker bio

Renisa Mawani is Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Law and Society Program at the University of British Columbia. She works in the fields of critical theory and colonial legal history and has published widely on law, colonialism, and legal geography. She is the author of Colonial Proximities (University of British Columbia Press, 2009) and Across Oceans of Law (Duke University Press, 2018). With Iza Hussin, she is co-editor of “The Travels of Law: Indian Ocean Itineraries” published in Law and History An image of Professor Renisa Mawani. She stands outdoors with a tree and foliage behind her. She has light brown skin, brown eyes, long straight black hair and wears a black v-neck top. She is smiling.Review (2014); with Sheila Giffen and Christopher Lee she is co-editor of “Worlds at Home: On Cosmopolitan Futures” published in Journal of Intercultural Studies (2019); with Rita Dhamoon, Davina Bhandar, and Satwinder Bains, she is co-editor of Unmooring the Komagata Maru (University of British Columbia Press, 2019); and with Antoinette Burton, she is co-editor of Animalia: An Anti-Imperial Bestiary of Our Times (Duke University Press, 2020). She has served two terms on the editorial board of Law and Society Review, was recently appointed to the editorial board of Law and Social Inquiry, and was elected to the Law and Society Association’s Board of Trustees (2019-2022). In 2015-2016, she received the Killam Prize for Graduate Teaching, a Dean of Arts Faculty Research Award, and was a Wall Scholar at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.



The event is organised by Professor Maks Del Mar.


For directions to the venue, please refer to the map.


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