Professor Siraj Sait
Professor of law and development at the University of East London and United Nations consultant on land and housing, human rights and gender equality, refugee research and conflict resolution, public finance and financial inclusion, particularly in the Middle East. He was a founder member of the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict.
His appointments include Chair of the Law Drafting Committee for Benadir Somalia, Chair of the UN Iraq Projects Evaluation Group and Member of the UN-Habitat High Level Advisory Group on Gender Issues (AGGI). He is Director of the Centre for Islamic Finance, Law and Communities (CIFLAC).
He is a graduate of Universities of Madras, Harvard and London, served as a Public Prosecutor, Supreme Court commissioner advocate and worked in the Solicitor General's office in India.
He works with UN-Habitat, UNICEF, UNHCR and FAO.
Siraj Sait addressing the World Association for Sustainable Development on Human Rights based approaches to women's leadership, 19 August 2019.
Catherine Hobby works in the areas of Employment Law, Industrial Relations, Public Law and Human Rights. She has taught at UEL for over twenty-five years. She qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and before becoming a full-time member of staff in 1993, worked as a consultant at the charity Public Concern at Work (now Protect). She works in the areas of Employment Law, Industrial Relations, Public Law and Human Rights. She currently teaches modules on Public Law on the LLB degree course and Advocacy on the LLM. Catherine is a mediator and the co-director of the UEL Centre for Mediation and Conflict Management.
Her publications include:
Dr Farid Rashid
Farid Rashid works in the area of international criminal law with special focus on the role of prosecutor in international criminal justice. He studied his BA in law (2004), at the University of Aleppo, Syria. He completed his LLM in International Law and Criminal Justice in 2010 and was awarded his PhD in December 2016 at the University of East London (UEL).
His thesis focused on the role and powers of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, titled 'The Role of the Prosecutor in the International Criminal Court: Discretion, Legitimacy, and the Politics of Justice'.
He is currently teaching international criminal law at UEL. He is also a member of the BHRE research group at the University of Greenwich, where he develops research on environmental-related crimes and international criminal accountability.
He is currently writing a book on the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. His publications include: The Hidden discretionary capacity of the ICC prosecutor: revisiting the analysis of legal and relative gravity, International Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 24, No. 6 (2020), 733-795
Abigail is a Solicitor Advocate (All Higher Courts), Mediator and Lecturer in Law at the University of East London. Prior to joining UEL in September 2016, she worked as a solicitor for Simmons & Simmons LLP and the Treasury Solicitor's Department. She has also taught law at Birmingham City University and Birkbeck, University of London.
Abigail's research interests are in housing law, human rights, localism and the city. Using techniques from legal geography, her research investigates how the law affects our experience of space, as well as the way that it creates social norms and practices. She is currently looking at the operation of selective licensing and in particular, how the scheme works in the London Borough of Newham.
Terri Kim (PhD London) is a Reader in Comparative Higher Education in the School of Education and Communities; an Honorary Senior Research Associate at the UCL Institute of Education; and a Principal Fellow of Higher Education Academy (PFHEA). Previously she was a visiting scholar in International Relations at LSE; visiting scholar at the Collège de France in Paris, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Monash University in Melbourne.
She is a co-convenor of the SRHE Policy Network; the Book Review Editor of Comparative Education; and a member of four major international journals: Comparative Education; Intercultural Education; British Journal of Educational Studies; and Policy Reviews in Higher Education. She is an Associate Editor of The Sage Encyclopaedia of Higher Education (forthcoming).
She has published one book and over 40 articles internationally in the field of comparative higher education. She has strong interdisciplinary research interest in the relations of territory, mobility and identity; empires, nationalism, cosmopolitanism, coloniality, interculturality; citizenship and the issues of equity and diversity, statelessness and human rights; social history of universities, varieties of academic capitalism, state-university relations, university governance, the academic profession and leadership in HE. Her long-term and ongoing research has been on transnational academic mobility/migration, knowledge creation and identity capital.
She is currently leading a Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE)-funded research project on 'Tracking Impact of BME Leadership Development Programme' as a two-year longitudinal study.
Annalisa Meloni, Senior Lecturer
Dr Annalisa Meloni graduated with a LLB in English and European Laws from the University of Essex in 1998. She then studied at University College London where she received her LLM in 1999 and her PhD in 2005. Her research interests focus on the European Union's laws and policies relating to external border controls.
Aaron Winter, Senior Lecturer
Dr Aaron Winter, BA Honours in Political Science (York, Canada), MA in Philosophy and Social Theory (Warwick, UK), DPhil in Social and Political Thought (Sussex, UK), is Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at UEL. His research is on organised racism, right-wing extremism, terrorism and hate crime (with a particular focus on the US, Canada and Britain) and has been interviewed about these by the BBC, CBC, The Times, LBC and Dundee Courier.
He is co-editor of Discourses and Practices of Terrorism: Interrogating Terror (Routledge, 2010), New Challenges for the EU Internal Security Strategy (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013) and Reflexivity in Criminological Research Experiences with the Powerful and the Powerless (Palgrave, 2014).
He has also contributed to Religion and Violence: An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict (M.E.Sharpe, 2010), Encyclopedia of American Street Crime (Sage, 2013) and several edited collections including Extremism in America (University Press Florida, 2014). He is a Trustee of the British Sociological Association (BSA), co-convener of the BSA Race and Ethnicity Study Group, coordinator of the Race, Ethnicity and Migration Stream for the BSA Annual Conference and on the editorial board of the journal Sociological Research Online.