Senior Status LLB Tutor
Academic Staff, SOAS South Asia Institute
- Dr Kanika Sharma
- Email address:
- +44 (0) 20 7898 4657
- Paul Webley Wing (Senate House)
- Office No:
- Office Hours:
- Tuesday 11:30 - 12:30 & Wednesday 11:30 - 12:30
Kanika obtained her PhD from Birkbeck College, University of London in 2016. She uses postcolonial and constitutional theories and psychoanalytic jurisprudence to examine the use of images and architecture by law. She is particularly interested in the relation between law and culture and the formation of the legal subject in colonial and post-colonial contexts.
At SOAS Kanika co-convenes Legal Systems of Asia and Africa and Law and Society in South Asia. She has also taught on the Equity and Offshore, Public Law and Introduction to Law and Legal Processes modules.
Before joining SOAS Kanika taught Public Law, Equity and Trusts, Legal Theory and Legal Systems and Methods at Birkbeck. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is a Faculty Advisor for the Birkbeck Law Review.
Her current research focuses on notions of female ‘consent’ in the age of consent debates in India from the late nineteenth century onward.