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Kirsty Gover

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Law
law
government & law
social sciences
sovereignty
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Kirsty Gover

 
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Law
 
Primary Interest
Post-colonial Theory
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Prof

Kirsty Gover

 

Programme Director, Indigenous Peoples in International and Comparative LawProfessor Kirsty Gover was appointed to the Melbourne Law School faculty in 2009. Her research and publications address the law, policy and political theory of Indigenous rights, institutions and jurisdiction.

She is interested in in the importance of Indigenous concepts of law and politics in settler state political theory, constitutionalism and international law. Professor Gover is the author of Tribal Constitutionalism: States, Tribes and the Governance of Membership (Oxford University Press 2010). She is currently working on a book entitled: When Tribalism meets Liberalism: Political Theory and International Law (Oxford University Press), examining the ways in which indigenous self-governance influences the development of international law and international legal theory by altering the behaviours of states. Professor Gover is a graduate of New York University (NYU) JSD Doctoral Program, where she was an Institute for International Law and Justice (IJIL) Graduate Scholar and New Zealand Top Achiever Doctoral Fellow. She is Chair of Melbourne Law School's Reconciliation and Recognition Committee, Graduate Research Coordinator and Director of Melbourne Law School's Indigenous Peoples in International and Comparative Law Research Program.

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Professor

Law

Education


DOCTOR OF JUDICIAL SCIENCE

New York University

MASTERS OF LAW

Columbia University

BACHELOR OF ARTS

University of Canterbury

BACHELOR OF LAWS

University of Canterbury