Professor Diamond Ashiagbor
BA, MA (Oxon); PhD (European University Institute)
Professor of Labour Law
- Professor Diamond Ashiagbor
- Email address:
- 0207 898 4246
- SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
- Russell Square: College Buildings
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- On sabbatical 2013/14
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Diamond Ashiagbor joined SOAS in September 2010 as Professor of Labour Law, having previously been a Reader in Law at University College London. She is a graduate of the University of Oxford and has a PhD from the European University Institute.
Her previous positions include: Research Fellow in the Institute of European and Comparative Law, University of Oxford and Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford; Lecturer in Law in the University of Hull. She has also been a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School, New York (2000, 2007), and the recipient of a US-EU Fulbright Research Award and a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowship, Department of Law, European University Institute (2011).
Diamond’s main areas of research interest are labour/employment law; equality and anti-discrimination law; human rights, equality and multiculturalism; EU market integration and ‘new governance’; the law and economics of labour market regulation; labour law, trade and development. Her book The European Employment Strategy: Labour Market Regulation and New Governance, OUP, 2005 (Oxford Monographs on Labour Law) was winner of the 2006 Society of Legal Scholars / Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship. Current research projects include a workshop and two journal special issues on economic sociology of law, co-organised with SOAS colleagues Prabha Kotiswaran and Amanda Perry-Kessaris.
Diamond is a member of the Labour Law and Development Research Network, and the International Network on Transformative Employment & Labor Law. Within SOAS, Diamond co-organises the Law Research Seminar Series and the Economic Sociology of Law Reading Group (both with Amanda Perry-Kessaris);
PhD Students supervised
- Clare Williams, Law as a Determinant of External Finance: Foreign Direct Investment in Sri Lanka
- Jonathan Bashi Rudahindwa, OHADA, a regional legal system to support the creation of an internal market in Africa
International Labour Law and Equality Rights (LLM)
Labour Law (LLB)
Clare Williams, Law as a Determinant of External Finance: Foreign Direct Investment in Sri Lanka (second supervisor)
Chioma Ishiodu, the ECOWAS Commission as an instrument of regional governance for Economic Integration (second supervisor)
Labour law; equality and anti-discrimination law; human rights, equality and multiculturalism; European Union law; the law and economics of labour market regulation; labour law, trade and development.
Ashiagbor, Diamond (2005) The European Employment Strategy: Labour Market Regulation and New Governance. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ((Oxford monographs on labour law))
Ashiagbor, Diamond and Kotiswaran, Prabha and Perry-Kessaris, Amanda, eds. (2013) Towards an Economic Sociology of Law. Wiley. (Journal of Law and Society Special Issues) (Forthcoming)
Ashiagbor, Diamond and Countouris, Nicola and Lianos, Ioannis, eds. (2012) The European Union after the Treaty of Lisbon. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Ashiagbor, Diamond (2006) 'L’armonizzazione soft: il “Metodo aperto di coordinamento” nella Strategia europea per occupazione.' In: Barbera, Marzia, (ed.), Nuove forme di regolazione: Il metodo aperrto di coordinamento delle politiche sociali. Milano: Giuffrè Editore.
Ashiagbor, Diamond (2005) 'Promoting Precariousness? The Response of EU Employment Policies to Precarious Work.' In: Fudge, Judy and Owens, Rosemary, (eds.), Precarious Work, Women, and the New Economy: The Challenge to Legal Norms. Oxford: Haart Publishing.
Ashiagbor, Diamond (2005) 'The Right To Work.' In: de Burca, Gráinne and de Witte, Bruno and Ogertschnig, Larissa, (eds.), Social Rights in Europe: Changes and Challenges. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Ashiagbor, Diamond (2004) 'The European Employment Strategy and the Regulation of Part-Time Work.' In: Davies, Paul and Freedland, Mark and Sciarra, Silvana, (eds.), Employment Policy and the Regulation of Part-Time Work in the European Union: A Comparative Analysis. Cambridge University Press.
Ashiagbor, Diamond (2000) 'Flexibility and Adaptability in the EU Employment Strategy.' In: Collins, Hugh and Davies, Paul and Rideout, Roger, (eds.), Legal Regulation of the Employment Relation. London;The Hague: Kluwer Law International, pp. 373-401. ((W.G. Hart legal workshop series, v. 3))
Ashiagbor, Diamond (1999) 'The Intersection Between Gender and Race in the Labour Market: Lessons for Anti-discrimination Law.' In: Morris, Anne and O'Donnell, Thérèse, (eds.), Feminist Perspectives on Employment Law. London: Routledge-Cavendish, pp. 139-160.
Ashiagbor, Diamond (2013) 'Unravelling the Embedded Liberal Bargain: Labour and Social Welfare Law in the Context of EU Market Integration.' European Law Journal, 19 (3). pp. 303-324.
Ashiagbor, Diamond (2011) 'Ameliorating globalization? European Union approaches to the social dimension of globalization.' Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal . (Forthcoming)
Ashiagbor, Diamond (2009) 'Multiple Discrimination in a Multicultural Europe: Achieving Labour Market Equality through New Governance.' Current Legal Problems, 61 . pp. 265-288.
Ashiagbor, Diamond (2009) 'Collective Labor Rights and the European Social Model.' Law & Ethics of Human Rights, 3 (2). p. 222.
Ashiagbor, Diamond (2004) 'Soft Harmonisation: The Open Method of Coordination in the European Employment Strategy.' European Public Law, 10 . pp. 305-332.
Ashiagbor, Diamond (2004) 'Economic and Social Rights in the European Charter of Fundamental Rights.' European Human Rights Law Review, 1 . pp. 63-72.
Ashiagbor, Diamond (2001) 'EMU and the Shift in the European Labour Law Agenda: From “Social Policy” to “Employment Policy”.' European Law Journal, 7 (3). pp. 311-330.