Associate Professor of Law, University of Waikato, New Zealand, Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Legal Research, Bristol UWE, UK
Anna Grear is founder and Co-editor in Chief of the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, as well as the founder of the GNHRE.
Anna is a legal theorist whose work focuses largely upon questions related to law’s construction of the human being and the human relationship with the world, broadly conceived. Her work calls on insights from a range of disciplines despite being firmly located within a combination of critical legal theory and jurisprudence. She has a particular interest in the themes of legal subjectivity and vulnerability, locating these themes in relation to contemporary globalisation and to a central concern with the implications of the materiality of the living order – including the theme of embodiment. Anna is currently working on a monograph, a series of articles and four co-edited collections. She is also series editor of a new series, Law, Justice and Ecology, recently established by Glasshouse as well as co-editor of the Critical Reflections on Human Rights and the Environment series (Edward Elgar Publishing). Anna was nominated for the prestigious IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Scholarship Prize 2012.
Other research roles
Co-founder and lead UK facilitator for the Vulnerability and Human Condition Collaboration (a joint initiative with Professor Martha Fineman, Emory University, USA); Founder of the Vulnerability Network (UK/EU);Global Affiliate to the Vulnerability and Human Condition Collaboration; Series editor: Law, Justice and Ecology (Glasshouse Press).
(Anna’s publications are listed under her entry in the ‘profiles’ section of this website).