School of Law, Gender and Media

Dr Sidonia Lucia Kula

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School of Law, Gender and Media Lecturer in Law and Gender School of Law, Gender and Media Widening Participation Lead
LLB (Utrecht) LLM (SOAS) PhD (SOAS)
Paul Webley Wing (Senate House)
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Tuesday 1:00-2:00pm

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Lucia Kula is an International Human Rights Lawyer and Lecturer in Law and Gender. 

Her research focuses on an interdisciplinary study of international law, forced migration and gendered violence through an auto-ethnographic lens. With a background in EU law and human rights law, her interest in the language and the epistemology of legal scholarship weaves together the lived experiences of those in liminal spaces of belonging such as borders and borderlands. 

Through an interrogation of feminist legal scholarship, she examines how legal theory understands (il)legality and (im)mobility, and how conflict and violence affects displaced bodies through the multidimensional continuum of cross-border migration.

Research interests

  • International Law
  • Francophone and Lusophone Africa
  • Migration and Refugee Law
  • Gender and Armed Conflict
  • Decolonising Scholarships

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Isabel Mastrodomenico The impact of the negationist discourse in political communication for the implementation of the law against gender violence. The cases of Spain and Colombia.
Atreyee Sengupta Rethinking feminist engagements with anti-sexual harassment institutions: a study of university spaces in India
Atreyee Sengupta Rethinking Feminist Engagement with Institutional Anti-Sexual Harassment Mechanisms: A Study of University Spaces in India


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