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I am a Senior Lecturer in Law at London South Bank University. I am the co-lead of the Law and Justice Research Group and the EDI lead for Law. I sit on the editorial board of the Feminist Legal Studies Journal. I completed my Ph.D. in Law at King’s College London for which I received the Dickson Poon Research Scholarship. I have further worked as a Visiting Lecturer at King’s College London and McGill University as well as a Senior Research Fellow at the Transnational Law Institute. I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Association UK.
My research finds itself at the intersection of feminist theory and international law and sets out ‘transnational legal feminism’ as an approach to conducting cross-border feminist research and practice that surpasses the hegemony of Western epistemologies and discourses. As part of that, I examine the implementation of international legal instruments on gender equality in different localities (such as the ‘Women, Peace and Security’ agenda's implementation in Afghanistan) and apply a particular focus on the differing approaches to women’s rights promotion taken by international actors and local civil society.
My publications include:
- ‘Beyond International Human Rights Discourse – Music and Song in Contextualised Struggles for Gender Equality’ in Transnational Legal Theory Journal (June 2022).
- Introduction to the special issue on ‘Transnational Legal Feminism’ in Transnational Legal Theory Journal (June 2022).
- ‘Contextualization as a (Feminist) Method for Transnational Legal Practice’ in Peer Zumbansen (ed), Oxford Handbook of Transnational Law (OUP 2021).
- ‘#MeToo – Has the sisterhood finally become global or just another product of neoliberal feminism?’ (2019) 10(2) Transnational Legal Theory 252.
- '"Sticking to their guns” – the United Nations’ failure to see the potential of Islamic feminism in post- conflict Afghanistan’ in Javaid Rehman, Ayesha Shahid and Steve Foster (eds), Asian Yearbook on Human Rights & Humanitarian Law (Brill Publishing 2019)).
They can be found here: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=2721445
My recent blog posts include:
- with Shaimaa Abdelkarim, Rohini Sen, Kanad Baghchi, and Jay Ramasubramanyam, ‘A Self-Reflexive Rebellion: Of Universality and False Empowerment of the Global South’ (2022) opinio juris, available at: http://opiniojuris.org/2022/03/17/a-self-reflexive-rebellion-of-universality-and-false-empowerment-of-the-global-south/
- with Shaimaa Abdelkarim and Rohini Sen, ‘Collaborative Praxis: Unbinding Neoliberal Tethers of Academia’ (2021) Feminista Journal, available at: https://feministajournal.com/collaborative-praxis-unbinding-neoliberal-tethers-of-academia/
I have worked as a Visiting Lecturer in Law at King’s College London and McGill University. I am a member of the editorial board of the Feminist Legal Studies Journal, have served as a Senior Research Fellow at the Transnational Law Institute, have worked as a Legal Officer with the human rights organisation ‘Global Legal Action Network’, and serve as a Board Member and Senior Researcher of the Security, Gender and Development Institute. I have been an active member of different research networks, including those of TWAIL and Law & Society scholarship, and regularly speak at different conferences as well as give guest lectures, such as the annual Gender & Law Lecture 2019 at Riara University, Nairobi.
International Human Rights and Development - LLM
Law - LLB (Hons)
King's College London
A Roundtable Conversation: Feminist Collaborative Ethos in International Law
Ghadery, F., Abdelkarim, S., Sen, R. and Holzer, L. (2023). A Roundtable Conversation: Feminist Collaborative Ethos in International Law. Australian Feminist Law Journal. https://doi.org/10.1080/13200968.2023.2213055
Introduction – transnational legal feminism
Ghadery, F. and Kalantry, S. (2022). Introduction – transnational legal feminism. Transnational Legal Theory. https://doi.org/10.1080/20414005.2022.2106869
Beyond international human rights law – music and song in contextualised struggles for gender equality
Ghadery, F. (2022). Beyond international human rights law – music and song in contextualised struggles for gender equality. Transnational Legal Theory. https://doi.org/10.1080/20414005.2022.2081906
‘Contextualisation as a (Feminist) Method for Transnational Legal Practice
Ghadery, F. (2021). ‘Contextualisation as a (Feminist) Method for Transnational Legal Practice. in: Zumbansen, P. (ed.) Oxford Handbook of Transnational Law
Sticking to Their Guns: The United Nations’ Failure to See the Potential of Islamic Feminism in the Promotion of Women’s Rights in Afghanistan
Ghadery, F. (2019). Sticking to Their Guns: The United Nations’ Failure to See the Potential of Islamic Feminism in the Promotion of Women’s Rights in Afghanistan. in: Rehman, J., Shahid, A. and Foster, S. (ed.) The Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Brill. pp. 117-143
#Metoo—has the ‘sisterhood’ finally become global or just another product of neoliberal feminism?
Ghadery, F. (2019). #Metoo—has the ‘sisterhood’ finally become global or just another product of neoliberal feminism? Transnational Legal Theory. 10 (2), pp. 252-274. https://doi.org/10.1080/20414005.2019.1630169