SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Professor Neve Gordon

  • Teaching
  • Research

Overview

Neve Gordon
Department of Politics and International Studies

Leverhulme Visiting Professor

Name:
Professor Neve Gordon
Email address:
Address:
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Academic Support Hours:
By appointment

Biography

Professor Neve Gordon’s research focuses on international law, human rights, the ethics of violence, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and political theory. His first book, Israel’s Occupation, was published in 2008 by the University of California Press, while his second book, The Human Right to Dominate (written with Nicola Perugini) was published in 2015 by Oxford University Press. Gordon has edited two volumes, one on torture in Israel (with Ruchama Marton) and the other on marginalized perspectives on human rights. He has published over 30 articles in academic journals and is currently working on a new book project dealing with the history and politics of human shields. Gordon has been a member at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, Brown University, and the University of Michigan.

PhD Research

Professor Gordon’s current research focuses on the history and politics of human shielding. He is interested in the role of international law in producing an ethics of violence and how the production of new legal subjects such as human shields, unlawful combatants, and enemies killed in action facilitate the construction of an ethics that is conducive to specific actors.

Teaching

Research

International law, human rights, the ethics of violence, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and political theory.