Dr Benjamin Authers

Lecturer

College of Business, Government and Law

place Law & Commerce Building (2.17)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Benjamin joined Flinders Law as Lecturer in Law in July 2017. Prior to this he was Assistant Professor of Law in the School of Law and Justice at the University of Canberra, Australian Research Council Laureate Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for International Governance and Justice, Australian National University, and Grant Notley Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta, Canada. He has worked in public and private legal practice, and as a conciliator with the Office of the Commissioner for Equal Opportunity in South Australia.

Benjamin's research focuses on domestic and international human rights law, Canadian Studies, and on law and literature, with a particular interest in literature’s intersections with human rights.

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy in Literary Studies in English, University of Guelph, Canada

Masters of Arts in English Literature, Dalhousie University, Canada

Bachelor of Arts, Honours, University of Adelaide, Australia

Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Law Society of South Australia, Australia

Bachelor of Laws, Honours, University of Adelaide, Australia

Honours, awards and grants

Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Award to Scholarly Publications Program Grant (Co-Investigator with Daniel Laforest and Maïté Snauwaert, University of Alberta). 2017

Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Award: Unit Satisfaction Survey Recognition Award, University of Canberra. 2016

Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Award to Scholarly Publications Program Grant. 2015

Australian National University Research School of Asia and the Pacific Early Career Research Grant. 2015

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Workshop Grant (Co-Investigator with Daniel Laforest and Maïté Snauwaert, University of Alberta). 2011

Improvisation, Community and Social Practice (ICASP) Project Research Stipend. 2008

Nancy Bailey Graduate Teaching Award, University of Guelph. 2005

Research expertise
Human Rights
Law
Literary Studies
Research interests

My research focuses on law and literature, with a particular interest in literature’s intersections with Canadian and international human rights. I also research UN human rights institutions, the activism of international NGOs in human rights, and Canadian public law.

I am happy to discuss supervision of projects in:

Law and literature / law and the humanities

Human rights

Canadian studies (law, culture, literature)

Topic coordinator
LLAW1213 Introduction to Public Law [Group Work]
LLAW9601 The Australian Legal System
LLAW2223 Administrative Law: Merits Review
LLAW9608 Administrative Law
LLIR9511 International Human Rights
LLIR9514 International Institutions
Supervisory interests
Human rights
Publications
Expert for media contact
Canada
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