Law and Society of South Asia (esp. Pakistan), South East Asia (esp. Indonesia) and West Africa (esp. Senegal); Islamic Law; Legal and Social History; Legal and Social Anthropology; Gender, Sexuality and the Law; Colonialism and Slavery in the 18th and 19th Centuries; Marxism; Critical Theory; Global Law/Governance; Cold War Studies.
Law and Development in Africa, Human Rights and Democracy in Africa, Natural Resource Governance in Africa, Law and Legal Reform in Post Conflict Reconstruction, Transitional Justice (Constitutions), Trade conflict and Law in Africa, Law and Policy on Internal Displacement in Africa
Post-Soviet law and legal/institutional reform in Central Asia and CIS; law and development (markets and globalisation in developing and transitional states); law, governance and post-conflict reconstruction; human rights.
Dianne Otto is Francine V. McNiff Chair in Human Rights Law and Director of the Institute for International Law and the Humanities (IILAH) at Melbourne Law School and a Professorial Research Associate at the Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS.