Dr. Livia Holden
She has taught courses in law and society in South Asia and held seminars on
Her record of publication includes works on matrimonial remedies, criminal law,
gender, traditional jurisdiction, and defence lawyer’s praxis.
||Livia Holden is Anthropologist of Law
DEA - Paris, PhD – London).
Her areas of interest cover processes of social ordering through structured communication, manipulation of legal discourse through extra-systemic networks, (un)official law in dispute-settlement, fieldwork methodology and legal anthropology, women and law, native perception of law and dominant discourse, traditional jurisdiction and official law in Central India, matrimonial remedies in Hindu law, defence lawyer's praxis in Southern Italy, corruption and legal praxis in Southern Italy, transnational legal process, comparison. She has been carrying out fieldwork
in South Asia and in Southern
List of Publications
EDITORIAL BOARDS AND SERVICE
Founding member - Journal of Law and Social Research (JLSR) Bahauddin Zakariya University (Pakistan).
Blind Reviewer - Law and Society Review, POLAR, After Culture, Contemporary South Asia, Signs, Urban Anthropology, University of California Press.
Grant assessment - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Promotion Assessment Montrιal University
PhD external examiner Manipal University (India)
LUMS Committees: Department Research Committee, University Research Council, Library Committee
Asylum and immigration related cases in US and UK courts (gender, sexuality, honor killings, murder, property rights, ethnic violence, corruption, mafia, divorce at the womans initiative, religious minorities), consultancy-papers on federalism, social diversity and the appointment of judges, and corruption in South Asia.
- PhD - School of Oriental and African Studies - London
- MPhil - Anthropology and Comparative Sociology - Paris X Nanterre
- M.A. (First Class Honours) in Anthropology - Paris X Nanterre
- B.A. in Anthropology - Paris X Nanterre
- Diploma of Indian Language and Culture, INALCO Paris
- Hindi Language Diploma (First Class Honours) - ISMEO - Milano
- Hindi Language Diploma - Kendryia Hindi Sansthan - Delhi
English (fluent), French (fluent), Italian (native), Hindi (fluent), Urdu (fluent)
- Research Associate at the French Institute in Pondicherry Social Sciences Department (India)
- Centre for Legal Issues Faculty of Law Otago University
- Berkeley Centre for the Study of Law and Society (University of California)
- 2007, June 15 2010 June 15, Socio-Legal Centre Griffith University (Brisbane) Adjunct Research Fellow.
- 2007 March 1 May 31, Socio-Legal Research Centre Griffith University (Brisbane) Visiting Scholar.
GRANTS Research Projects
- Babar Ali Foundation Grant for post-production of Lady Judges of Pakistan (documentary-film)
- Faculty Initiative Grant (LUMS) Research Project on Women Judges in Pakistan
- Faculty Travel Grant (LUMS) to Honolulu
- Faculty Travel Grant (LUMS) to Honolulu and San Francisco
- CNRS-ANR ANDROMAQUE Research Grant (Team Leader)
- CNRS ANR JUST INDIA Research Grant (Team Leader)
- RESEARCH FELLOW AND TEAM LEADER at the Development Policy Research Centre (LUMS): Accountability, Institutional Capability and Governance (Team Leader); Culture, Heritage and Policy (Member); Regionalism and Globalisation (Member)
2008, August 6, John Fleming Centre for Advancement of Legal Research - ANU (Canberra) workshop on Lawyer Fee Regimes in Multiple Worlds of Litigation.
1999-2000, Fieldwork Grant (School of Oriental and African Studies University of London)
Special Issue on "Law and Biography" in BIOS
Call for Abstracts/French-German Conference on “Enfermement/Freiheitsentzug”
My ethnography on the English Crown Court procedure by BRILL
Our comparative ethnography of criminal defence work in different procedural
regimes by PALGRAVE
Teaching in SS 2011
Scheffer: „Einführung in die Institutionelle Ethnographie“ Kurs in Moodle
Scheffer: „Was tun Verfahren? Eine sozialwissenschaftliche Debatte“ Kurs in Moodle
Scheffer: „Arbeitskreis politische Ethnographie“ Termine in Moodle