- Sara Bertotti
- Email address:
- Paul Webley Wing (Senate House)
- Office No:
- Academic Support Hours:
- Fridays 16:00 - 17:00 and by appt for 15PFFH008
- Thesis title:
- Between Law and Peace: a Critical Study of the Relationship between Peace Agreements, Law and Socio-political Change
- Year of Study:
- Year of entry 2016
Sara Bertotti is a Doctoral Researcher and Teaching Fellow at the SOAS School of Law where her research focuses on law, peace agreements and emancipatory socio-political change.
The objective of Sara’s research is to widen the current understanding of the role of law during the transition from conflict to peace and her work examines international and constitutional law through a range of critical methodologies (including gender, deconstructive and postcolonial perspectives).
Sara is the recipient of an e-FileReady Scholarship and, as part of her research, spent a total of six months in Kathmandu, Nepal, studying the 2006 Comprehensive Peace Agreement.
Sara holds a BA and an MA from the University of Bologna, Italy. After graduating she worked in Ireland in the Human Rights Unit of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Whilst at the Human Rights Unit, Sara provided guidance on human rights and gender issues and was Ireland’s delegate to the UN on three occasions. She also accumulated work experience with Amnesty International Ireland and the Geneva-based human rights NGO, UPR Info.
Bertotti S., ‘International Law’, in Shepherd L.J. and Hamilton C. (ed.), Gender Matters in Global Politics, 3rd ed, Routledge, (Forthcoming).
Bertotti S., Heathcote G., Jones E., Labenski S., The Law of War and Peace: A Gender Analysis, Vol. 2. Zed Books, London (Forthcoming).
Bertotti S., Heathcote G., Jones E., Labenski S., The Law of War and Peace: A Gender Analysis, Vol. 1. Zed Books, London, 2021.
Bertotti S., Book Review. Ratna Kapur, ‘Gender, Alterity, Human Rights: Freedom in a Fishbowl’, Feminist Review 124 (1) 2020.
Bertotti S., ‘Separate or Inseparable? How discourse interpreting law and politics as separable categories shaped the formation of the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review’, The International Journal of Human Rights 23 (7) 2019.
Law and Society Association (LSA) 2020 Annual Meeting ‘Rule and Resistance’ LSA, Denver, USA, via Zoom, May 2020
Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya, Social Science Baha, Shanker Hotel, Kathmandu, July 2019
Britain-Nepal Academic Council ‘17th Study Days - Nepal Conference’, University of Edinburgh and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, April 2019
Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Conference 2018 ‘The Uses and Futures of Interdisciplinary Legal Studies’, University of Kent, June 2018
INTRAlaw Conference ‘Law in transition: Interacting legal orders and changing actors’, Aarhus University, September 2017
INTRAlaw Human Rights Colloquium, ‘Interaction between human rights: 50 years of the Covenants’, Aarhus University, September 2016