Jennifer BalintVisiting Fellows
Jennifer Balint is Senior Lecturer in Socio-Legal Studies in the Discipline of Criminology, School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her work considers the constitutive role of law, with a focus on genocide and state crime. She is a co-researcher on the Minutes of Evidence Project, a collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers, education experts, performance artists, community members and government and community organizations to promote new modes of publicly engaging with historical and structural injustice and develop a new conceptual field around structural justice. Her book, Genocide, State Crime and the Law: In the Name of the State, a comparative and socio-legal analysis that critically explores the use and role of law in the perpetration, redress and prevention of mass harm by the state was published by GlassHouse/Routledge in 2012.
She has been a visiting fellow at the International State Crime Initiative at Queen Mary University of London, a visiting fellow at the Centre for International and Public Law at the Australian National University, an invited scholar to the University of Leuven, was the representative for Oceania for the establishment of the International Criminal Bar, and sat on the Board of Management of Fitzroy Legal Service.
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