Publishing interdisciplinary legal scholarship

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Event details

Panel Discussion

Date & time

Thursday 03 November 2022


Phillipa Weeks Staff Library, ANU College of Law, Building 7, Room 7.4.1. 6 Fellows Road


Fiona de Londras, Rebecca Monson, Kate Henne and Tim Bonyhady

In this joint ANU College of Law and RegNet event, Fiona de Londras, Rebecca Monson, Kate Henne and Tim Bonyhady will be in conversation reflecting on their diverse experiences writing books of interdisciplinary legal scholarship.

How did they identify and approach publishers? What was their experience of the proposal process? How did they craft their books?

What are the challenges and opportunities that arise when writing interdisciplinary works that engage multiple disciplines, conceptual traditions and audiences, while also presenting novel empirical material? What compromises did they reach?

What misgivings do they have and what might they do differently? What do they see as the benefits or strengths of the decisions they made and the balances they struck?

Further, how have academic expectations shaped the possibilities, opportunities, constraints and choices they encounter, and how might these be navigated at different career stages?

About the Speakers

Fiona de Londras is Professor of Global Legal Studies in the Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham and Honorary Professor in the ANU College of Law, Australian National University. Her latest book, The Practice and Problems of Transnational Counter-Terrorism was published with Cambridge University Press in February 2022.

Rebecca Monson is an Associate Professor in the ANU College of Law and her first book, Gender, Property and Politics in the Pacific: Who Speaks for Land? is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press in November 2022.

Kathryn (Kate) Henne is the Director of RegNet in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. Her books include a sole-authored monograph, Testing for Athlete Citizenship (Rutgers University Press 2015), a co-edited collection, Information, Technology and Control in a Changing World (Palgrave Macmillan 2019), a co-edited handbook, Routledge Handbook of Public Criminologies (Routledge 2020) and a co-authored monograph currently under contract with University of California Press, Violent Impacts: How Power and Inequality Shape the Concussion Crisis.

Tim Bonyhady is an Emeritus Professor in the ANU College of Law and a leading environmental lawyer, cultural historian and curator. His books include the award-winning The Colonial Earth (Melbourne University Press 2000), Good Living Street (Allen and Unwin 2011) and most recently, Two Afternoons in Kabul Stadium (Text Publishing 2021).

COVID protocols

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This is a closed event for ANU staff only.

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