Law & Resistance Research Group

Formerly the Critical Theory Research Group, we re-launched in September 2023 to better reflect the interests and expertise of our members, which can collectively be described as radical critique. We invite all colleagues interested in struggle, social movements and thinking law otherwise to join our research community.

Co-Directors: Darcy Leigh and Bal Sokhi-Bulley

Upcoming Events  

Academic Freedom and Solidarity with Palestine 

Date: Monday 23 Oct 2023

Time: 6:30pm (UK time)

Venue: Zoom, register here

Chaired by: Jee Rubin and feature Mai Abu Moghli, Mahvish Ahmad and Hana Morgenstern. 

The Law & Resistance Research Group is co-sponsoring this event with the Race, Empire & Education Collective (a network spanning multiple universities and based at the University of Bristol) as well as Knowledge, Power & Politics (a research cluster at the University of Cambridge).

Week 5

Struggle and Social Movements

Date: Thurs 2 November 2023

Time: 3-4.30pm

Venue: Freeman Building - G22

Crossing the Rubicon: The Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Act 2023 as an Authoritarian Crucible

Ioannis Katsaroumpas (Law)

Struggles for the Human

Lara Montesinos Coleman (IR)

Discussant: Bal Sokhi-Bulley

Week 7


Date: Thurs 16 November 2023

Time: 3-5pm

Venue: Ashdown House - G2 

Conspiracy Theory and Inverted Oppression

Tarik Kochi (Law) 

Antisemitism and International Relations: The International Politics of the Jewish Enemy Within, (with Laura Jung)

Darcy Leigh (Law) 

Week 10

The Biopolitics of (Uncertain) Time(s)

Date: Thurs 7 December 2023

Time: 3-4.30pm

Venue: Freeman Building - G16

The Opaque Political Community: An Affirmative Biopolitics of Uncertainty for Post-Truth Times

Hannah Richter (Politics)

Biopolitics of Time: Marx, Foucault, and the Synthesis of Labour Power

Yari Lanci (Sociology) 

Discussant: Darcy Leigh

End of term social

Date: TBC