Grear, Anna

Me at IEB Anchor SquareProfessor of Law, Cardiff University, Wales, UK

Anna’s work focuses largely upon questions related to law’s construction of the human being and the human relationship with the world, broadly conceived. Her scholarship 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. Her monograph on international human rights, published in 2010, was described as ‘marking a new start towards understanding the ontology of human rights.’

Anna is currently working on a monograph on legal subjectivity, a series of articles and three co-edited collections: The Research Handbook on Human Rights and the Environment (Edward Elgar Publishing) (with Louis Kotze); Human Rights in the World Community: Issues and Action (Penn University Press) (with Burns Weston) and Thought, Law, Action and Rights in the Age of Environmental Crisis (Edward Elgar Publishing) (with Evadne Grant). Anna is also series editor of Law, Justice and Ecology for Glasshouse/Routledge, and is series co-editor of the Critical Reflections on Human Rights and the Environment series, Edward Elgar Publishing.

Anna was nominated for the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Scholarship Prize 2012 and was Dahrendorf Visiting Fellow 2013 at the Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics.  She is a member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Theme 3: Challenges of Social Inclusion. Anna is also Invited Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Law and Theory, University of Westminster, UK; Visiting Research Fellow at Bristol Law School, UK and a Global Affiliate of the Vulnerability and Human Condition Initiative at Emory University, USA. She has held visiting positions at the University of Oxford, the University of Keele, the University of Waikato and at Emory University.

Anna’s publications list can be viewed at her Google Scholar profile page.