SOAS University of London

School of Law

Mayur Suresh

BA LLB (Hons) (National Law School of India), LLM (Columbia), PhD (Birkbeck, University of London)
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Overview

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SOAS South Asia Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS South Asia Institute

Centre for Gender Studies

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Centre for Human Rights Law

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School of Law

NALSAR Coordinator

Name:
Dr Mayur Suresh
Email address:
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7898 4646
Building:
Senate House
Office No:
S333
Office Hours:
Monday 15:00 - 17:00

Biography

Mayur joined SOAS as a Lecturer in Law in September 2015. In 2016, he was awarded a PhD from Birkbeck, University of London for this thesis titled ‘Terrorist’ lives in Delhi’s courts: An ethnography of the legal worlds of terrorism trials. This research is based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork terrorism cases that took place in Delhi’s trial courts. His research seeks to bring an anthropological perspective to the study of legal processes.

Prior to commencing his doctoral studies, Mayur practiced law in Delhi, where he and his colleagues represented a wide variety of clients: from women in domestic violence and matrimonial cases, to trade unions in industrial relations proceedings, to property disputes, to criminal defence and anti-terror cases. While most of this work was at the trial court level, Mayur was a part of the legal team in the Naz Foundation case – that successfully challenged India’s anti-homosexuality law in the Delhi High Court, and defended the judgment in the Supreme Court.

Mayur has co-edited a volume on the politics of the Indian Supreme Court titled The shifting scales of justice: The Supreme Court in Neoliberal India (2014). He is currently completing a book manuscript based on his doctoral research. 

Teaching

Research

Anti-terror laws (particularly of South Asia); law and anthropology; legal theory (particularly on theories of emergency legality); sexuality and gender identity in South Asia.

Publications

Edited Books or Journals

Suresh, Mayur and Narrain, Siddharth, (eds.), (2014) The Shifting Scales of Justice: The Supreme Court in Neo-liberal India. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan.

Book Chapters

Suresh, Mayur (2016) 'The file as hypertext: Documents, files and the many worlds of the paper state'. In: Motha, Stewart and Rijswijk, Honni van, (eds.), Law, Memory, Violence: Uncovering the Counter-Archive. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, pp 97-115.

Suresh, Mayur (2016) 'Recycled Legality: Documents, Files and the many lives of the Paper State'. In: Motha, Stewart and van Rijswik, Honni, (eds.), Law, Violence and Memory: Uncovering the Counter Archive. Abingdon; New York: Routledge. [Inpress]

Suresh, Mayur (2015) 'Reading Life and Death into the Legal Text'. In: Das, Samir Kumar, (ed.), India: Democracy and Violence. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp 152-166.

Suresh, Mayur (2015) 'Pendulous Penises and Couture Clitorises: What Medical Men do to Intersex Infants'. Nothing to Fix Medicalisation of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. London: SAGE; Yoda Press.

Suresh, Mayur (2011) 'Possession is 9/10ths of the Body: Law, Land and Hijra Identity'. In: Bhan, Gautam and Narrain, Arvind, (eds.), Law Like Love: Queer Perspectives of Law in India. New Delhi: Yoda Press.

Suresh, Mayur (2007) 'Dead Man Walking: The Supreme Court and Sovereignty in the Age of Terror'. Sarai Reader 07: Frontiers. New Delhi: Sarai/CSDS, pp 121-133.

Monographs and Working Papers

Suresh, Mayur (2014) Mapping and evaluating the formal and informal lesbian, gay and bisexual networks in England (London: Law Society of England and Wales, 2014). .

Book Reviews

Suresh, Mayur (2016) 'Review of: Puri, Jyoti. 2016. Sexual States: Governance and the struggle over the antisodomy law in India. Durham: Duke University Press.'. Feminist Legal Studies.

Other

Suresh, Mayur (2014) 'Policing public sexuality: queerness, intimacy, protection and violence' openDemocracy [online].

 

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