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Dr Diana Sankey

Biography

Diana joined Liverpool John Moores University in the summer of 2014. Prior to joining LJMU she was a Teaching Fellow at Durham Law School. Diana has previously worked at Queen Mary, University of London and Kent Law School.

Diana is module leader for Gender, Sexuality and the Law. She also teaches on a range of LLB modules, including Criminal Law, Sex, Crime and Society, Foundations and Independent Learning and Legal Skills. At LLM level Diana is module leader for International Criminal Law and Gendering European and International law. She also teaches on the GDL programme.

Diana's research interests include international criminal law, transitional justice, gendered violence, human rights and social movements. She is currently researching the "Khmer Rouge trials" at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, for which she received an SLS Research Activities Fund grant.

Degrees

2011, University of Kent, United Kingdom, PhD
2005, University of Kent, United Kingdom, LLM in International Law

Publications

Chapters

Sankey DS, Brooks T. 2017. Beyond Reason: The Legal Importance of Emotions Capps P, Pattinson S. Ethical Rationalism and the Law Hart

Sankey D. 2016. Displacement, crime, harm and victimisation A Companion to Crime, Harm and Victimisation :55-57 9781447325741

Journal article

Sankey DS. 2015. ‘Gendered Experiences of Subsistence Harms: A Possible Contribution to Feminist Discourse on Gendered Harm?’ Social and Legal Studies: an international journal, 24 :25-45

Sankey D. 2014. Sari Kouvo and Zoe Pearson (Eds.): Feminist Perspectives on Contemporary International Law: Between Resistance and Compliance?: Oxford, Hart, 2011, £35, ISBN: 9781841134284 Feminist Legal Studies, 22 :97-100 >DOI

Sankey DS. 2014. Towards the Recognition of Subsistence Harms: Reassessing Current Approaches to Socio-Economic Forms of Violence in Transitional Justice International Journal of Transitional Justice, :121-140

Sankey DS. From Lubanga to Bemba: Towards the Recognition of Sexual Violence and Gendered Harms at the International Criminal Court? Contemporary Issues in Law, 14 :141-163

Sankey DS. ‘Recognition of gendered experiences of harm at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: The promise and the pitfalls’ Feminist Legal Studies.,

Conference publication

Sankey DS. 2014. International Criminal Justice and the Relevance of Neuroscience: Possible Implications and Challenges? Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference (2014)

Sankey DS. 2014. ‘Rural women in post-conflict situations: contesting current models of justice and peace-building through the concept of “peasants’ rights” Women in War and at War Conference

Sankey DS. 2013. Transitional justice and the recognition of gendered experiences of the loss of “home”’ (2013) Critical Legal Conference

Sankey DS. 2012. 'Women, socio-economic harms and the continuities of violence' Women in War and at War Conference

Sankey DS. 2011. ‘Subsistence harms, gendered violence and transitional justice’ European Society of International Law, International Law and Feminist Futures Interest Group

Sankey DS. 2011. TWAIL approaches: Transitional justice, neoliberalism and the challenges of social movements Third World Approaches to International Law Conference (2011)

Sankey DS. 2011. Challenging liberal rights: The work of the Food Sovereignty Movement Rights Beyond the Law: Politics, Practices, Performances of Protest (2011)

Sankey DS. 2010. ‘Human rights law and resistance: the Food Sovereignty Movement’ Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference

Sankey DS. 2010. ‘Narratives of memory: Socio-economic harms and the limitations of legal mechanisms’ Between the past and the future: challenging narratives of memory in Latin America

Book review

Sankey DS. 2013. ‘Review Essay: Sari Kouvo and Zoe Pearson (Eds.), “Feminist Perspectives on Contemporary International Law: Between Resistance and Compliance?” Feminist Legal Studies, 22

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Research Grants Awarded:

Society of Legal Scholars, Research Activity Fund, Researching the treatment of starvation and forced displacement at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Grant value (£): 941

Professional activities

Editorial boards:

Feminist Legal Studies, Member of the Editorial Board

Fellowships:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy

Research Grants Awarded:

Society of Legal Scholars, Research Activity Fund, Researching the treatment of starvation and forced displacement at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Grant value (£): 941

Teaching qualification:

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice