photo of Marie-Benedicte Dembour

Prof Marie-Benedicte Dembour

download vCarddownload vCard to your mobile


Marie-Bénédicte Dembour received her undergraduate education at the Université Libre de Bruxelles where she took the five-year licence law degree (1980-1985) as well as the teaching diploma in law (1983-1985). She studied social anthropology at the University of Oxford where she completed the MPhil (1987) and the DPhil (1993). She came to the University of Sussex as a Lecturer in Law in 1991. She was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence, in 1995 and a part-time Leverhulme Research Fellow in 2001-2003. She received a Sussex Excellence-in-Teaching award in 2003. She taught at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels from 1998 to 2003 and on the MA in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford in 2009. She gave the Torkel Opsahl Memorial Lecture at the University of Oslo in 2009. She is currently the holder of a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (2009-2012).


Professor of Law and Anthropology; Leverhulme Fellow (2009-12).