Dr Mark Deng

Email mark.deng@unimelb.edu.au

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Dr Mark Deng (an émigré from South Sudan) is a researcher in South Sudanese public law. He completed his PhD in 2021 at The University of Queensland. He worked at UQ both as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and a Sessional Lecturer. He is currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of Melbourne.

Dr Deng has published in leading journals, such as the Journal of African Law (published by Cambridge University Press) and the International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family (published by Oxford University Press). His research and publications more broadly extend to the relationship between South Sudanese customary law (and traditions) and international human rights law, as well as the place of South Sudanese customary practices within legal liberalism, eg, within Australian law. He has also been featured in top news articles, including The Conversation.

Dr Deng is currently working on a book project on constitutional transformations and institutional development in South Sudan.

Membership and Affiliations

  • The Sudd Institute (South Sudan)
  • Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law, The University of Queensland
  • International Society of Public Law (ICON-S)

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