SOAS University of London

School of Law

Professor Sundhya Pahuja

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Sundhya Pahuja
School of Law

Professorial Research Associate

Centre for the study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law


Professor Sundhya Pahuja
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Sundhya’s work engages with the practice, and praxis, of international law through critical history, political philosophy, political-economy and postcolonial theories.   Sundhya's most recent book, Decolonising International Law: Development, Economic Growth and the Politics of Universality (Cambridge University Press, 2011) was awarded the 2012 American Society of International Law Certificate of Merit.  She has also recently published two edited collections; Reading Modern Law: Critical Methodologies and Sovereign Formations (Routledge, 2012) (with Ruth Buchanan and Stewart Motha); and Events: The Force of International Law  (Routledge, 2011) (with Fleur Johns and Richard Joyce).  She is currently working on International Development, a monograph with Luis Eslava and Laura Griffin in the Routledge series, Critical Approaches to Law.  Sundhya concurrently holds a Chair in International Law at the University of Melbourne.



International law, Law and Development, Law and Globalisation, Legal Theory, International law and History, International law and the Cold War, International Economic Law, International Monetary Fund, World Bank