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Dr Swastee Ranjan



I am a Lecturer (Education and Research) at the Exeter Law School (Penryn Campus). I joined the law school in November 2021 and have been developing my research and teaching, broadly in areas of environmental law.

My broader experiences and approach towards legal research and teaching has been influenced by interdisciplinary engagements in legal studies specifically in relation to social and critical theory, history, geography, politics, and aesthetics. 

Educational Qualification

I have a PhD in Law from the University of Sussex (2021). I have an MPhil from the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi, India.

Currently I am a co-ordinating member for the Art and Law Network. I am a commissioning editor for the Critical Legal Thinking blog, as well as an associate member for the Law and Social Sciences Research Network anchored at CSLG, JNU - New Delhi.

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My research interests are broadly centred around critical legal environmental studies specifically in relation to urban environments and legal materiality. My research interests include legal personhood in the Anthropocene, spatial justice, property and planning law, aesthetic and affective theory, new materialism, posthumanism, critical theory, and urban protest movements.

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