Open to PhD applications in:
- International human rights law
- Legal theory/International legal theory
- Feminist legal studies
Public outreach & key achievements
My research has been published widely and has received of a number of awards. I am the author of a monograph titled Human Rights and Radical Social Transformation: Futurity, Alterity, Power (Routledge, 2017) which was shortlisted for the Hart-SLSA Early Career Prize in 2018.
I was awarded the Queen's University Belfast Vice-Chancellor's Early Career Research Prize in 2018, an award recognising a scholar who has achieved outstanding excellence in the first five years of their career. In 2019-20 I was the recipient of a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to explore international human rights law monitoring mechanisms.
I am a member of the Editorial Boards of leading international journals Feminist Legal Studies and Human Rights Law Review and a member of the Peer Review College for the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships.
|PhD area||International human rights Law and the creation of legal obligations|
|PhD area||Addressing misogyny: The law, hate crime and new feminist approaches|
|PhD area||Accessing justice: How women experience the legal system when seeking redress for domestic abuse in Northern Ireland|
|PhD area||An oral history of the transgender rights movement across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland|
|PhD area||Female participation in political violence, in particular genocidal rape|
Alumni: Where are they now
|PhD area||Beware the benefit scroungers! The coalition's welfare reform policies in the UK as a social control mechanism applied to disabled people|
|Name||Dr Ivanka Antova|
|Years of study||PhD awarded 2018|
|PhD area||The human rights challenge to immunity in international law|
|Name||Dr Selman Ozdan|
|Years of study||PhD awarded 2016|
- Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- School of Law
- QUB Gender Network
- The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice
- Human Rights Centre
Get ahead: tips on how to prepare your application to study for a PhD at QUB Law
Read our guidance on the steps in our PhD applications process and how to present your research proposal.
Interested in a postdoctoral fellowship at QUB Law?
If you have already completed a PhD or are about to do so, and you are looking for a mentor for a postdoctoral fellowship in one of my areas of expertise, please get in touch via email. The School of Law has a strong track record in supporting able candidates who are working towards fellowship applications to funders such as the British Academy, EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie scheme, ESRC NINE and the Leverhulme Trust.