Skills Circle Episodes

In this episode, Dr Ben Golder (UNSW Law School), Dr Kathleen Birrell (La Trobe Law and Humanities Network) and Professor Sundhya Pahuja (Melbourne Law School) are joined by Dr Shane Chalmers (Adelaide Law School, The University of Adelaide) to discuss how to successfully edit a collection.

Shane's research examines law from disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. It shares a critical concern with the legacies of European colonialism for laws and societies today, investigated through a combination of cultural analysis and historical enquiry. Shane's work has contributed to the sub-fields of law and colonialism, law and development, law and art, and jurisprudence, through publications in journals including Law and Critique, Social & Legal Studies, Law & Social Inquiry, Humanity, Griffith Law Review, Law & Literature, and Law, Culture and the Humanities.

In this episode, Dr Stewart Motha (Birkbeck, University of London) discusses how to run a successful academic podcast with doctoral students.

Stewart’s research is on sovereignty, violence, human and post-human archives. He has recently published articles on international law and the humanities, and on the autonomy and heteronomy of law. He runs a podcast called Countersign, which discuss books, films, and other materials which consider new perspectives on law, difference, and being in common.

In this episode, Dr Illan Wall (University of Warwick) discusses the ins and outs of setting up and running a successful academic blog with students.

Illan works on questions of protest, public order and critical legal theory. He has published on critical legal theory, affective dynamics of policing, theories of constituent power, the Arab Spring, protest and transitional justice in Colombia, theories of human rights and revolt, and new Andean constitutional apparatuses.

For Part II of Writing Book Proposals, Ben Golder (UNSW Law School) and Sundhya Pahuja (Melbourne Law School) joined Tom Randall (Cambridge University Press) and Cait Storr (University of Technology Sydney) to continue the discussion on the preparation and execution of writing a successful book proposal. This session featured short presentations from our guests followed by Q&A. This recording is part two of a two-part series that was recorded in August 2020.

Cait Storr is Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Law Faculty at University of Technology Sydney. Her research addresses the relationship between property, territory and jurisdiction in international law, with a particular focus on decolonial struggles for legal control over natural resources. She has published on the history of international administration, the concept of territory in international law, Australian imperialism in the Pacific, decolonisation, and international environmental law.

Tom Randall is the Commissioning Editor on the Academic law list for Cambridge University Press. Tom’s primary areas of interest are public international law and related subjects, European law, human rights law, and jurisprudence.

In this recording, Dr Ben Golder (UNSW Law School) and Professor Sundhya Pahuja (Melbourne Law School) joined Michelle Lipinski (Senior Editor, University of California Press) to discuss the ins and outs of writing a book proposal, particularly based on a successful PhD thesis. This recording featured a short presentation from Michelle followed by a Q&A session. This recording is part one of a two-part series that was recorded in August 2020.

Michelle Lipinski is Senior Acquisitions Editor for economics and technology studies at the University of California Press. Previously, Michelle was an editor at Stanford University Press, where she acquired trade and academic titles for their anthropology and law and society lists. Before Stanford, Michelle started her career in publishing at Oxford University Press in New York.