Foucault and Rights

Dr Ben Golder (UNSW)

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IILAH Interdisciplinary Masterclass (by application)

Foucault and Rights

Dr Ben Golder (UNSW)

The Institute for International Law and the Humanities is excited to announce that Dr Ben Golder (UNSW) – author of Foucault and the Politics of Rights (Stanford University Press, 2015) – will be conducting the first in a new series of interdisciplinary master classes aimed at PhD candidates and Early Career Researchers across all faculties.

We invite applications from interested PhD candidates and Early Career Researchers in any faculty to apply.

Dr Golder will read and comment on the work of four to six participants. Places will also be available for up to ten non-presenting participants who wish to participate in the discussion, but who do not wish to receive feedback directly on their work.

Applications are due by 15 April (extended to 19 April), successful applicants will notified by 18 April (extended to 21 April). Presenting participants will need to submit 3000 words of writing by 26 April. The writing could be part of a chapter, an article, a book proposal, grant application or something else. If you submit an excerpt from a thesis, please also provide a 300 word abstract of the thesis as a whole. Both presenting and non presenting participants will be expected to read the readings in advance of the Master class. Participants will be advised of the readings at the time of selection.

In their application, Presenting Participants should should include:

1) A one page letter which includes a brief description of:

2) A two page micro CV including current status and publications.

If you are interested only in attending as a Non-Presenting, please submit a short letter (of around half a page) explaining your current research interests, current status, and why the master class is of interest to you.

Dr Ben Golder teaches courses on law and social theory, on public law, and on the politics of human rights, in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales. He holds undergraduate law and English literature degrees from UNSW and a doctorate in legal theory from the University of London. Prior to joining the faculty, Ben taught law at the University of East London, University College London, Birkbeck College and New York University in London. Ben works at the intersection of political and legal theory, and is interested in the areas of public law and human rights. He has recently published Foucault and the Politics of Rights (Stanford University Press, 2015) and is currently at work on a book about the connection between various schools of postfoundationalist thought (in political theory, history and philosophy) to human rights. Ben is an Associate Editor of the journal, Contemporary Political Theory , a member of the Editorial Committee of the UK-based journal, Law and Critique, a member of the Editorial Board of the Australian Journal of Human Rights, and a member of the Editorial Board of the radical, open access publisher, Counterpress.

This Masterclass is part of the IILAH Interdisciplinary Masterclass Series

The IILAH Interdisciplinary Master Class Series is organised collaboratively by Sundhya Pahuja, James Parker, Peter Rush, Ann Genovese and Shaun McVeigh at the Melbourne Law School in collaboration with Joy Damousi (History), Justin Clemens (School of Culture and Communication) Fran Martin (School of Culture and Communication) and Tom Bristow (ARC Center of Excellence in the History of Emotions)

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