SOAS University of London

Centre for Gender Studies

Ms Emily Jones

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Emily Jones
Ms Emily Jones
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Thesis title:
Feminist Cyborgs and Gods: International Law, Humanism and the limits of the Global Order
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PhD Research

Emily’s work aims to push at the boundaries/limits of feminist approaches to international law and international law’s structural biases by applying French postructuralist feminist philosophy, psychoanalytic theory and posthumanism. Her work thereby, in turn, aims to test the limits of these theories when applied to various contexts.

Emily’s thesis analyses, in reference to the above: the concepts of sovereignty and international legal personality, international human rights law, the role of global corporations and neoliberalism/capitalism in international law and the global order and the impact of new technologies on international law (with a particular focus on autonomous weapons systems).


  • Emily Jones (with Christine Chinkin, Gina Heathcote and Henry Jones), 'The Bozkurt Judgement: A Feminist Judgment of the Lotus Case' in Hodson and Lavers, Feminist Judgments (Hart Publishing, Forthcoming, 2017)
  • Emily Jones, ‘Reflections on ‘The Gendered Imaginaries of Crisis in International Law’ Agora @ the 2016 ESIL Annual Conference, Riga, Latvia’ – published on the International Law Grrls blog, the Feminism and International Law Interest Group of ESIL blog (both in English) and the Olympe blog (in French) (September 2016)
  • Emily Jones, ‘Book Review: Judith Butler and Athena Athanasiou, Dispossession,’ Feminist Review 109: Austerity, (February 2015)


  • Challenging Dichotomies and Structures: International Law and Feminist Approaches – Symposium to Celebrate the Work of Professor Dianne Otto, SOAS (University of London) – 02/09/2016
  • 'Discussing Sovereignty in Conversation with Professor Judith Butler' - PhD seminar held by the London Review of International Law, LSE - 05/02/15
  • ‘Towards a feminine morphology of/in international law’ – Society for Women in Philosophy Ireland Annual Conference, University College Dublin – 21/11/2014
  • ‘Using Irigaray to push at International Law’s Boundaries: the Sovereign State’ – Working with Luce Irigaray International Seminar, Bristol University – 09/06/2014
  • ‘Vulnerable Subjectivity: redefining law’s body’ - PECANS Workshop on Vulnerability, Newcastle University - 22/11/13
  • ‘How useful is international human rights law for women?’ - Women’s New World with Dr. Shere Hite: In celebration of International Women’s Day, University College London - 15/03/12