Dr Amanda Kramer interviews Dr Kathryn McNeilly about her book Human Rights and Radical Social Transformation: Futurity, Alterity, Power (Routledge, 2017) which was shortlisted for the 2018 Hart-SLSA Early Career Prize.
This episode has been released early to coincide with the Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference 2018
Dr Kathryn McNeilly is a Lecturer in QUB School of Law. Her research intersects the areas of human rights, critical legal theory and feminist/gendered thought. In 2017 Kathryn published Human Rights and Radical Social Transformation: Futurity, Alterity, Power (Routledge) which was shortlisted for the 2018 Hart-SLSA Early Career Prize. In this work Kathryn explores the possibility to use human rights in contemporary radical politics, offering a way for human rights to be revived to better speak back to power through considering the future-focused elements at the heart of rights. Reviewing the book, Illan rua Wall (Warwick) states ‘the prose is crisp, the theory is handled with a deft touch and the arguments are perfectly weighted’. You can find out more about Kathryn’s research here.
Dr Amanda Kramer
Amanda is a Research Fellow in the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast. She is currently working on an ESRC funded project, ‘Brexit and Northern Ireland: The Constitutional, Conflict Transformation, Human Rights and Equality Consequences’. Amanda completed her PhD, entitled ‘Law and Policy in Africa: Postcolonialism and the DRC, Mali, and Nigeria’ in 2017 in the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast.