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World-leading Labour Law Scholar to Visit Kent
Professor Judy Fudge, an internationally renowned labour law specialist from the University of Victoria, Canada, will be visiting Kent Law School for six months from January 2013 as a Leverhulme Visiting Professor.
Based at the Kent Centre for Law, Gender & Sexuality, and hosted by Dr Emily Grabham, Professor Fudge will be working on a path-breaking project entitled 'Gendering Labour Law'. This project will establish an international network of feminist labour lawyers, and will also see Professor Fudge complete a significant monograph entitled Labour Rights as Human Rights: Unions, Women, and Migrants. The visit will see Kent Law School build on existing strengths in labour law, immigration law (through collaboration with Professor Bernard Ryan) and feminist legal theory.
Professor Fudge's research has contributed significantly to the development of labour law in Canada, the UK, and beyond, over the past two decades. Her research interests include labour regulation, feminist legal theory, constitutionalising labour law, migrant work, and law and globalization. In addition to over fifty sole-authored and over twenty co-authored articles and book chapters, she has co- authored or co-edited eight books. These include Work on Trial: Canadian Labour Law Struggles (2010); Precarious Work, Women and the New Economy (2006); Self Employed Workers Organise: Law, Policy and the Unions (2005); and Privatisation, Law and the Challenge to Feminism (2002). Two further books are forthcoming: Labour Rights Before the Supreme Court of Canada in the Aftermath Agricultural Workers' Defeat and Temporary work, Agencies, and Unfree Labour: Insecurity in the New World of Work.