Dr Brenna Bhandar
BA (Hons) University of Toronto, LLB (University of British Columbia), PhD (Birkbeck School of Law, University of London), called to the Bar of British Columbia.
- Dr Brenna Bhandar
- Email address:
- 020 7898 4540
- SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
- Russell Square: College Buildings
- Office No:
- Office Hours:
- Tuesday 13:00 to 15:00
- On Sabbatical:
- Term 2 2014/15
Prior to joining SOAS, Brenna Bhandar was a lecturer at Kent Law School and Queen Mary School of Law. She has been a visiting lecturer in Canada and South Africa. Her areas of research and teaching include property law, equity and trusts, indigenous land rights, post-colonial and feminist legal theory, multiculturalism and pluralism, critical legal theory, and critical race theory.
On her current research project, she examines techniques of ownership and dispossession in settler colonial contexts. Building on her doctoral research, which focused on theories of recognition and Aboriginal rights, she traces the relationship between the emergence of modern property law and settler colonialism, revealing how emergent forms of value were produced in conjunction with a thoroughly gendered, racial capitalism.
Another recent research project has culminated in the forthcoming publication of an edited book: Plastic Materialities: legality, politics and metamorphosis in the work of Catherine Malabou (Durham: Duke University Press, forthcoming), co-edited with Professor Jon Goldberg-Hiller.
Brenna is co-editor of the Routledge Book Series, Law and the Post-Colonial: Ethics, Politics & Economy (with Denise Ferreira da Silva and Mark Harris), and is on the international advisory board of the Law and Society Review.
To view her publications, blogposts and other miscellaneous pieces of work, please see: Academia.edu.
Brenna is happy to supervise doctoral students working in the areas of indigenous rights, law and colonialism, post-colonial, feminist and critical legal theories.
PhD Students supervised
- Dan He, Working Title: Personification of State as ‘Corporation’
- PhD Research Seminars
Bhandar, Brenna (2011) 'Plasticity and Post-Colonial Recognition: Owning, Knowing and Being.' Law and Critique, 22 (3). pp. 227-249.
Conference or Workshop Items
Bhandar, Brenna (2014) Title By Registration: instituting property and conjuring racial value in the settler colony. In: Paper on Title by Registration as a technique of dispossession. (Forthcoming)