I am a Lecturer in Public Law and the JD Programme Co-ordinator.
- Comparative Constitutional Law and Politics
- Economic and Social Rights
- Courts and Judging
My research lies at the intersection of comparative constitutional law and comparative politics, focusing on national constitutions and domestic legal systems. My research focuses on how courts, rights, and constitutions operate and interact as well as whether and when they are capable of fostering or facilitating social and political change. I am particularly interested in understanding how political considerations interact with domestic legal norms to shape the development of constitutional jurisprudence and, in turn, how constitutional jurisprudence shapes the political landscape of a given jurisdiction. I am also interested in the development of comparative empirical research on judicial selection and decision-making that takes both “law” and “politics” seriously.
I am currently involved in the delivery Public Law I, Legal Research & Writing, and Advanced Public Law. My broader teaching interests relate to comparative constitutional law and politics, judicial behaviour, and interdisciplinary research methods.
External roles and responsibilities
I joined the University in 2023. Prior to this I was a Global Academic Fellow in the Faculty of Law at the University Hong Kong. I have also spent time at the Centre for Justice and Society (CJUS) at FGV Direito-Rio (Brazil) and the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public and International Law (SAIFAC) at the University of Johannesburg (South Africa). I hold a PhD in political science and a JD from the University of Toronto.