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Ann Stewart





School of Law
University of Warwick
Tel: 02476 523207

Research Interests

I research and write in the area of gender and the law. I focus on issues of gender justice and postcolonialism. I am also interested in issues relating to gender care and body work and gender and multiculturalism in the UK. I work collaboratively with colleagues on developing perspectives on gender and law and women's rights which take account of new global economic and social contexts. I am particularly interested in issues relating to South Asia and Africa. I held the position of Ford Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Law and Governance Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in 2009-2010. I pursued my interest in gender and judging in India by undertaking extensive interviews with senior judges. Between 1996 and 2000, I was the UK Director of the Indo British gender and law project for the Indian Judiciary. This involved working with the National Judicial Academy in India to develop a curriculum for judicial training and then assisting with implementation. I have also been involved with projects relating to violence against women (with the Centre for Women and Development Delhi University and with the Tata Institute for Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai. Between 2006 and 2009 I was part of a DeLPHE funded link (with colleagues from York, Bristol and London Metropolitan) which contributed to the development of the first women's studies Masters degree in India at TISS, Mumbai. I maintain close links with the Southern and Eastern African Regional Centre for Women's Law at the University of Harare, Zimbabwe. I teach on the Law School's joint Ethiopian masters degree. In 1996 I was the lead consultant for gender on the EU Democratisation and Human Rights project in Malawi. My interests are reflected in my supervision of doctoral students who wish to research in the area of gender and law and my modules on gender on the International Development Law and Human Rights masters degree.


LLB (Leicester), MJur (Birmingham), Professor; Co Lead, Global Research Priority: International Development; Editorial Board, Feminist Legal Studies; Chair, Graduate Committee of the Faculty of Social Sciences 2010-2013; Chair, Law School Postgraduate Committee, 2012-2013; formerly Director of the International Development Law and Human Rights Programme, Chair of Law School's External Relations Committee and Director of the Multicultural Students Programme.

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