Brief Bio

Dr Prabha Kotiswaran is Professor of Law & Social Justice at King’s College London. Her main areas of research include criminal law, transnational criminal law, sociology of law, postcolonial theory and feminist legal theory. She has authored Dangerous Sex, Invisible Labor: Sex Work and the Law in India (Princeton 2011, winner of the 2012 SLSA-Hart Prize for Early Career Academics), co-authored Governance Feminism: An Introduction (Minnesota 2018, with Janet Halley, Rachel Rebouche and Hila Shamir) and edited Sex Work (Women Unlimited, Delhi 2011), Towards an Economic Sociology of Law (Wiley 2013, with Amanda Perry-Kessaris and Diamond Ashiagbor) and Revisiting the Law and Governance of Trafficking, Forced Labor and Modern Slavery (Cambridge University Press). Her co-edited book Governance Feminism: Notes from the Field (Minnesota with Halley et al) is forthcoming in 2019. She was awarded the Leverhulme Prize in 2014. She is currently PI for an European Research Council Consolidator Grant on the Laws of Social Reproduction (2018-2023).

Dr. Kotiswaran also teaches Transnational and International Criminal Law (with Nicola Palmer) and Sociology of Law, Legal Culture and Transnational Challenges (with David Nelken) as part of the Transnational Law LL.M. Pathway at King’s. Along with Professor Zumabnsen, she convened the Inaugural Transnational Law Summer Institute in July 2015.

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Courses taught at CTLS

  • Transnational Criminal Law (Fall 2013)