Chalmers, Shane

The University of Hong Kong
19 Jun 2023 to 30 Jun 2023

Dr Shane Chalmers is an Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide Law School, and Vice President of the Law, Literature and Humanities Association of Australasia. His research examines the legacies of European colonialism for laws and societies today, investigated through a combination of cultural analysis and historical enquiry. He is author of Liberia and the Dialectic of Law: Critical Theory, Pluralism, and the Rule of Law (Routledge, 2018); editor (with Sundhya Pahuja) of The Routledge Handbook of International Law and the Humanities (Routledge, 2021); and he is currently completing a monograph on Colonial Legal Imaginaries: A Carnivalesque Jurisprudence of the Antipodes

Area(s) of expertise: cultural legal studies, critical legal theory, law and colonialism, law and development