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Research Guest Speaker, Dr Nicola Barker, University of Kent
Nicola Barker joined Kent Law School in 2012 from the University of Reading. She began her academic career at Keele University, where she also gained her PhD in 2008, and has been a visiting scholar at Cornell University (2003), University of California, Berkeley (2010), and University of British Columbia, Vancouver (2010). Her research and teaching interests are in the broad areas of Family Law and Public Law. She is the author of several articles on marriage and civil partnerships, as well as the book Not the Marrying Kind: A Feminist Critique of Same-Sex Marriage (Palgrave, 2012), which won the Hart/Socio-Legal Studies Association book prize in 2013. Nicola is also interested in Constitutional Law and Human Rights and she is currently working on two research projects in these areas. The first explores the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on the British Overseas Territories and the second considers feminist critiques of the UK's Human Rights Act.
Guest lecture by Dr Nicola Barker: Beyond “The Conscience of Europe”: LGBT Rights and Socio-Economic Justice in a Postcolonial Bermudian Constitution
13th December 2017, 12 noon in CBC2.001