SOAS University of London

School of Law

Yoriko Otomo

BA/LLB (Hons) PhD (University of Melbourne)
  • Overview
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Publications

Overview

Otomo Yoriko
School of Law

Postgraduate Taught Admissions Tutor (MA)

Name:
Dr Yoriko Otomo
Email address:
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7898 4707
Building:
Senate House
Office No:
S339

Biography

Dr Yoriko Otomo is a Senior Lecturer in Law at SOAS, and responsible for MA and LLB admissions. Last year she was a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Global History, University of Oxford and the University of New South Wales. She received her doctorate (and a BA and Honours degree in Law) from the University of Melbourne.

Her research examines cross-cultural histories of global governance, focusing on commodities and looking at the ways in which emerging patterns of economic interdependence changed the ways in which we think about gender and nature. A recent project emerging out of this work is a co-editing a book (with Mathilde Cohen), ‘Making Milk: The Past, Present and Future of Our Primary Food’ (Bloomsbury Press, 2017). Yoriko is currently creating a global network for scholars, activists and scientists working on human, animal and plant milks. Her latest monograph, 'Unconditional Life: The International Law Settlement' was published by Oxford University Press and she has written various articles on environmental law history and animal law, most recently 'The End of the City and the Last Man: http://criticallegalthinking.com/2016/12/06/end-city-last-man-urban-animals-law/

Dr. Otomo is a member of the Food Studies Centre and the Centre for the Study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law at SOAS. She is on the editorial board of the Australian Feminist Law Journal, and on the board of Minding Animals International. She is happy to supervise projects in international law, environmental law, animal law, legal history, and feminist and critical theory. 

Media inquiries are welcome: yo4@soas.ac.uk.

Teaching

Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Emily Jones, Feminist Cyborgs and Gods: International Law, Humanism and the limits of the Global Order

Dr. Otomo welcomes expressions of interest from students applying to undertake a doctoral degree on any of the following areas: international law, environmental law, animal law, legal history, and feminist and critical theory.

Research

Animal law; the history of environmental law; international law and legal theory; the historical regulation of animals and other global commodities.

Publications

Authored Books

Otomo, Yoriko (2016) Unconditional Life: The Postwar International Law Settlement. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Edited Books or Journal Volumes

Otomo, Yoriko and Mussawir , Edward, eds. (2012) Law and the Question of the Animal: A Critical Jurisprudence. Abingdon; New York: Routledge. (Law, Justice and Ecology)

Book Chapters

Otomo, Yoriko (2016) 'International Environmental Law.' In: Orford, Anne and Hoffman, Florian, (eds.), Oxford Handbook on International Legal Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Oxford Handbooks)

Otomo, Yoriko and Prost, Mario (2016) 'British Influences on International Environmental Law: The Case of Wildlife Conservation.' In: Gauci, Jean-Pierre and McCorquodale, Robert and Barrett, Jill and Zidar, Abdraz and Riddell, Anna, (eds.), British Influences on International Law. London: British Institute of International and Comparative Law. (Forthcoming)

Otomo, Yoriko (2016) 'Law.' In: Turner, Lynn and Broglio, Ron and Sellbach, Undine, (eds.), The Edinburgh Companion to Critical Animal Studies. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press. (Forthcoming)

Otomo, Yoriko (2016) 'Thinking About Law and the Question of the Animal.' In: Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas and Brooks, Victroria, (eds.), Handbook of Research Methods in Environmental Law. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. (Forthcoming)

Otomo, Yoriko (2012) 'Species, Scarcity and the Secular State.' In: Otomo, Yoriko and Mussawir, Edward, (eds.), Law and the Question of the Animal: A Critical Jurisprudence. Abingdon; New York: Routledge. (Law, Justice and Ecology)

Otomo, Yoriko and Mussawir, Edward (2012) 'Introduction.' In: Otomo, Yoriko and Mussawir, Edward, (eds.), Law and the Question of the Animal: a Critical Jurisprudence. Abingdon; New York: Routledge. (Law, Justice and Ecology)

Otomo, Yoriko (2011) 'Blind Spots and Hook Turns: Searching for Virtue in International Law.' In: Kuovo, Sari and Pearson, Zoe, (eds.), Between Resistance and Compliance? Feminist Perspectives on International Law in an Era of Anxiety and Terror. Oxford: Hart Publishing. (International Series in Law and Society)

Otomo, Yoriko (2010) 'The Decision not to Prosecute the Emperor.' In: Tanaka, Yuki and McCormack, Tim and Simpson, Gerry, (eds.), Beyond Victors' Justice? The Tokyo War Crimes Trial Revisited. Den Haag: Martinus Nijhoff. (International Humanitarian Law)

Articles

Otomo, Yoriko (2014) 'Her proper name: a revisionist account of international law.' London Review of International Law, 2 (1). pp. 149-154.

Otomo, Yoriko (2014) 'The Gentle Cannibal: The Rise and Fall of Lawful Milk.' Australian Feminist Law Journal, 40 (2). pp. 215-228.

Otomo, Yoriko and Humphreys, Stephen (2014) 'Theorising International Environmental Law.' LSE Law, Society and Economy Working Papers (9). pp. 1-28.

Otomo, Yoriko and Limon, Cressida (2014) 'Dogs, Pigs and Children: Changing Laws in Colonial Britain.' Australian Feminist Law Journal, 40 (2). pp. 163-167.

Otomo, Yoriko (2011) 'Law and the Question of the (Non-Human) Animal.' Society and Animals, 19 (4). pp. 383-391.

Otomo, Yoriko and Eslava, Luis and Barr, Olivia (2009) 'In Search of Authority, Rebellion and Action.' Sortuz, OƱati Journal of Emergent Sociolegal Studies, 4 (1). pp. 1-13.

Otomo, Yoriko (2009) 'Endgame: Feminist Lawyers and the Revolutionary Body.' Australian Feminist Law Journal, 31. pp. 153-164.

Otomo, Yoriko (2008) 'Of Mimicry and Madness: Speculations on the State.' Australian Feminist Law Journal, 28. pp. 53-76.

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