Benjamin Authers

Visiting Fellow
Centre for International Governance and Justice (CIGJ)


BA (Hons), LLB (Hons) (Adelaide), MA (Dalhousie), PhD (Guelph)

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Benjamin Authers was educated in law and literary studies at the University of Adelaide, Dalhousie University (Canada) and the University of Guelph (Canada), and is a former Australian Research Council Laureate Postdoctoral Fellow at RegNet. His research examines how literary and other non-legal texts create meaning in the Canadian and international human rights systems, as well as the possibilities presented by cultural production for strengthening rights. In 2019 Benjamin’s monograph, A Culture of Rights: Law, Literature, and Canada, was awarded the Pierre Savard Award by the International Council for Canadian Studies. Benjamin is currently the Manager, Information and Audit, at the Office of the South Australian Ombudsman.

ORCID ID 0000-0003-4317-429X

Research interests:

  • Law and literature
  • Human rights
  • Canadian Studies
  • Utopias
  • Human rights
  • Cultural production

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