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Warwick Law Welcomes New Assistant Professor

Warwick Law School welcomes a new Assistant Professor to our team.

Catherine BriddickCatherine Briddick joins us from the University of Oxford where she worked as the Refugee Studies Centre’s Departmental Lecturer in Gender and International Human Rights and Refugee Law. She was also Course Director for the MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. The Refugee Studies Centre is part of the Oxford Department of International Development.

She attended Oxford as a student herself to undertake her DPhil in the Faculty of Law. Before that she worked as a barrister and was Head of Law at Rights of Women (a UK feminist, legal NGO).

When asked about joining Warwick she told us, “I’m very excited. It is wonderful to be joining a community that is engaged in such thoughtful, challenging and impactful research.”

We chatted to find out a little more…

What will you be doing at Warwick?

I will be an Assistant Professor, teaching the subjects and topics I research. These include public international law, refugee law and protection, and feminist approaches to law and legal study.

What are your research interests?

My research cuts across legal subjects and regimes, including domestic public law, non-discrimination and human rights law, EU law, European human rights law and public international law. I am particularly interested in how refugees and migrant women are treated, and whether or not particular, wide-spread migration laws/practices are unlawfully discriminatory.

Why did you want to study law?

It seemed to provide a way to both understand, and contest, inequality. On a good day it still does.

University can be very stressful, what do you do to unwind?

Play with my children and spend time with family and friends. I also enjoy yoga, running and reading books which are not about law.

Andrew Williams, Head of Warwick Law School commented, “we are really excited that Catherine is joining the Warwick Law School community. Her expertise and experience in the field of refugee law and feminist approaches to law and legal study will be invaluable to both our staff and students. I am sure she will settle in well to her new role and continue the Warwick tradition of using law as a force for good.”

Good luck in your first term Catherine, we are thrilled to have you with us.

Tue 06 Sep 2022, 10:00 | Tags: Feature