Taking Account of Post-Colonial Legal Theory, A One Day Workshop, 20 March 2013, Queen Mary, University of London

by | 12 Feb 2013

Prototypes for a new understanding – Brian Jungen 2012

When: Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Where: Queen Mary Charterhouse Campus, Sir Anthony Dawson Room, ground floor, Dawson Hall.

Time: 10am – 5pm

Sponsored by: Legal Theory and Legal History Research Group, Queen Mary School of Law, and the Centre for Ethics and Politics, Queen Mary, University of London

The workshop is free but registration essential. Please rsvp to: postcoloniallegal@gmail.com 

The Workshop:

Over the past twenty-years a field of critically engaged legal scholarship that places the colonial at the forefront of its analysis of modern law has emerged. Leading scholars in the field will address themes of decolonizing legal knowledge, temporalities of law in the settler colony, and regimes of colonial governance.

Program details:

10am – 10:15am: Opening Remarks and Welcome

Brenna Bhandar (QM Law)

10:15am – 12:15pm: Colonial legalities: Governing the Self and Populations in the (Post)Colony

Chair: Eric Heinze (QM Law)

Renisa Mawani (University of British Columbia, Dept of Sociology), “Law as temporality: colonial politics and Indian Settlers”

Prabha Kotiswaran (King’s College Dickson Poon School of Law), “Governance Feminism Reloaded: Rape Law Reform in Postcolonial India”

Piyel Haldar (Birkbeck School of Law), “Children of the Text: bureaucracy and media control as processes of colonization”

12:15 – 1:15pm: Lunch Break

1:15pm – 3:15pm: Decolonising Legal Knowledges

Chair: Samia Bano (University of Reading School of Law)

Tshepo Madlingozi (University of Pretoria/Birkbeck Law School), “NeoApartheid Constitutionalism and the Quest for a Post-Apartheid Jurisprudence”

Jose Manuel Barreto (Goldsmiths), ‘Decolonising Human Rights’

Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller (University of Hawai’i, Dept of Political Science), “Biopolitical struggle and the settler colonial legal form in Hawai‘I”

3:15 – 3:30pm: Coffee Break

3:30pm – 5:30pm: Frameworks, Method, Texts

Chair: Brenna Bhandar (QM School of Law)

Wayne Morrison (QM School of Law), “Postcolonial, Post-Auschwitz? Nazi Legal Order as Colonialism”

Zeina B. Ghandour (Birkbeck School of Law), “Culinary Customs and National Narratives in Palestine”

Peter Fitzpatrick (Birkbeck School of Law), Marking time: temporality and the decolonial cast of occidental law”


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