School of Law

Dr Mira Siegelberg, BA (Columbia); MA, PhD (Harvard)


Lecturer in History and Law

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 8367
Room Number: Mile End


Dr Siegelberg is Lecturer in History and Law at Queen Mary University of London. She completed her BA at Columbia University and her MA and PhD in international history at Harvard University. During her PhD she was a fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and a research fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at Cambridge University. In 2014- 2016 she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Princeton Society of Fellows.



Her research focuses on transatlantic intellectual history and the history of legal and political thought. She's especially interested in the history of international and global order, and in the concepts, norms, and institutions relating to law and politics at these scales. In her forthcoming book, Statelessness: A Modern History (with Harvard University Press) she traces the history of statelessness from the nineteenth century to the present day. The book considers how theories of rights, sovereignty, international legal order, and cosmopolitan justice developed in response to the proliferation of people outside the boundaries of international political order.