Dr Jane Krishnadas

Title: Senior Lecturer
Phone: +44(0)1782 733160
Email: j.h.krishnadas@keele.ac.uk
Location: Chancellor's Building, room CBC 1.026
Role: Director of CLOCK
Director of Legal Outreach
Contacting me: Office hours Monday 10-11am & Friday 12-1pm
or email to make an appointment

BA Law & English Keele (1992), Solicitors Law Finals (Guildford, 1993), PhD Keele (2004)

Dr Jane Krishnadas is Undergraduate Module Leader for Family Law, Law in Action & International Human Rights
 
and contributes to the postgraduate courses:
Law & Society, Gender Sexuality & Law, Safeguarding Adults, Human Rights, Globalisation & Justice

and Module Leader for the newly designed elective 'Community Outreach & Socio-legal Advocacy

Jane contributes  her legal ( Solicitors Law Finals, Guildford), academic (PhD in Law) and third sector experience  (community legal coordinator, Nandurga, CHAI; Community Development Manager, Oxfam Latur, UK;  India Projects Officer, Minority Rights Group, UK; Trustee, Savana; Member Brighter Futures and  Friend Voices of Experience) in  her current role  as Director of Legal Outreach, Keele  Law School.

 Jane coordinates the  exciting local innovation to contribute  to community legal needs through the Community Legal Outreach Collaboration, Keele, (CLOCK)  creating an innovative framework with North Staffordshire Law Society, third sector community partners and public bodies Staffordshire Police, City and County Council and local schools and colleges in creating community legal education, support and research collaborations.

Jane designed a collaborative training programme for the innovation in legal services ‘The Community Legal Companion’, with the Combined Court, Police, CPS, leading law firms and third sector partners, CAB, Savana, Brighter Futures, Arch,  Aspire, and Voices of Experience.

Drawing upon her community legal research and education , Jane has further developed the new  Community Outreach and Socio-legal Advocacy postgraduate elective,  providing community internships locally and internationally with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India.

Jane’s research is on feminist socio-legal  rights theory and  practice in reconstruction in the global north and south. Jane engages a cultural, materialist and spatial analysis to consider intersecting gender, caste, class and religious identities regarding political representation,  housing, religious laws, land, employment and domestic violence at different socio-legal sites of the family, community, courts and World Bank.

Forthcoming: Reclaiming Rights; Grassroots legal strategies in post-crisis situations, with  Krishnadas Sukumaran (public interest litigant: S.Krishnadas v Government of Maharashtra); Pluto Press.

Jane draws upon her active engagement in social, economic and political reconstruction processes (as practiced with Oxfam, UK 1995-7 Minority Rights Group, 1997-8, and as a research member of the Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality and the Alternative Globalisation Forum), to develop theoretical and  practical  critical rights strategies of  recognition, redistribution and relocation  through a transformative intersectional framework:

2008, Intersectionality and Beyond, Grabham, Cooper, Herman and Krishnadas, Routledge.

Jane is convenor of the Community Legal Outreach Collaboration,  Keele (CLOCK) researching the  impact of withdrawal of significant areas of legal aid and impact on socio-legal strategies for human rights. Jane proposed the innovative role of ‘The Community Legal Companion’, 2012, for the right to legal assistance to fundamental human  rights.

Dr Jane Krishnadas is lead applicant with partner Prof Lakshmi Lingam Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
UKIERI : UK/India, Thematic Partnership Research Innovations Grant:
"To pioneer an ‘International outreach methodology’ in social and legal research- review current social and legal education in the UK and in India to locate/develop pathways for relevant postgraduate and doctoral level education which will draw on action research, reflective practice and community engagement, create international opportunities, to use innovative methods to facilitate knowledge transfer and critical knowledge production and analyse the intersections of knowledge creation between UK-India scholars with community partners."

Dr Krishnadas is developing a Joint LLM in Access to Justice with Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

 Jane supervises 4 international PhD students in area of socio-legal critiques of human rights and her research draws upon community legal strategies in the forthcoming book :

Jane is happy to supervise postgraduate research on areas of human rights and critical social-legal strategies.

Selected Publications

  • Boylan J, Brammer A, Krishnadas J, Patel P, Lingam L. 2016. Time for justice, time for change! The place of academic and community partnerships in promoting local and global rights and challenging injustice. Ethics and Social Welfare, 1-12. doi> link>
  • Krishnadas JH. 2015. Clock.uk.net.
  • Krishnadas JH. 2008. Fractured Sites of Law: Urban Relocations of Cultural, Material and Spatial Social-Legalities. Griffith Law Review, vol. 17(2), 515-530.
  • Krishnadas JH. 2008. Rights as the Intersections: Rebuilding Cultural, Material and Spatial Spheres – A Transformative Methodology. In Cultural Practices, Political Possibilities. Dasgupta R (Ed.). Cambridge Scholars.
  • Krishnadas JH. 2008. Rights to Govern Lives in Postdisaster Reconstruction Processes. Global Governance, vol. 14, 347-367.

Full Publications List show

Journal Articles

  • Boylan J, Brammer A, Krishnadas J, Patel P, Lingam L. 2016. Time for justice, time for change! The place of academic and community partnerships in promoting local and global rights and challenging injustice. Ethics and Social Welfare, 1-12. doi> link>
  • Krishnadas JH. 2008. Fractured Sites of Law: Urban Relocations of Cultural, Material and Spatial Social-Legalities. Griffith Law Review, vol. 17(2), 515-530.
  • Krishnadas JH. 2008. Rights to Govern Lives in Postdisaster Reconstruction Processes. Global Governance, vol. 14, 347-367.
  • KRISHNADAS JH. 2007. Global De-valuing of Local Capacities to Care: From Rights of Redistribution to Revaluation in the Post-earthquake Reconstruction Process, Maharashtra. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, vol. 58(3), 376-394.
  • KRISHNADAS JH. 2007. Identities in reconstruction: from rights of recognition to reflection in post-disaster reconstruction processes. Feminist Legal Studies, vol. 15(2), 137-165. doi>
  • KRISHNADAS JH. 2007. Relocating the Master's Domain: Social and Legal Locations of Gender from Post-Disaster to Everyday Life. Social & Legal Studies, vol. 16(1), 131-147. doi>

Chapters

  • Krishnadas JH. 2008. Rights as the Intersections: Rebuilding Cultural, Material and Spatial Spheres – A Transformative Methodology. In Cultural Practices, Political Possibilities. Dasgupta R (Ed.). Cambridge Scholars.
  • Thomas and Krishnadas. CLOCK ‘A Transformative Methodology’ ; “The Community Legal Companion” as an Agent of Change. In Reimagining Legal Education. Hart.

Other

  • Krishnadas JH. 2015. Clock.uk.net.

Jane teaches International Law and Globalisation and International Law of Human Rights and Public Law, at undergraduate level. Jane is also developing the Street Law project with Rosie Harding, in collaboration with the Student Law and Bar society, and is the Erasmus and Study Abroad co-cordinator.

At postgraduate level Jane teaches on the LLM Gender Sexuality and Law, and is module leader for ‘Human Rights and the Global Market’ on the MA on Human Rights, Globalisation and Justice.

 

 

Research Advisor for ‘Brighter Futures, Creative Support, Housing and Employment

The Dudson Centre, Hope Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 5DD

‘Friend’ of ‘Savana, Women Growing Stronger’ Unit 27 The Dudson Centre, Hope Street , Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 5DD