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Dr. Livia Holden

Livia Holden is Anthropologist of Law
(MA and 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 Italy.

She has taught courses in law and society in South Asia and held seminars on fieldwork methodology. Her record of publication includes works on matrimonial remedies, criminal law, gender, traditional jurisdiction, and defence lawyer’s praxis.

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


CONSULTANCY/EXPERTISE

Asylum and immigration related cases in US and UK courts (gender, sexuality, honor killings, murder, property rights, ethnic violence, corruption, mafia, divorce at the woman’s initiative, religious minorities), consultancy-papers on federalism, social diversity and the appointment of judges, and corruption in South Asia.


EDUCATION

2004

  • PhD - School of Oriental and African Studies - London

1998

  • MPhil - Anthropology and Comparative Sociology - Paris X Nanterre

1996

  • M.A. (First Class Honours) in Anthropology - Paris X Nanterre

1994

  • 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

1984-91

  • Law - Siena

LANGUAGES

English (fluent), French (fluent), Italian (native), Hindi (fluent), Urdu (fluent)


AFFILIATIONS

Since 2010

  • Research Associate at the French Institute in Pondicherry – Social Sciences Department (India)
  • Centre for Legal Issues – Faculty of Law – Otago University

Since 2008

  • 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

2013

  • Babar Ali Foundation – Grant for post-production of Lady Judges of Pakistan (documentary-film)

2012

  • Faculty Initiative Grant (LUMS) – Research Project on Women Judges in Pakistan
  • Faculty Travel Grant (LUMS) to Honolulu

2011

  • Faculty Travel Grant (LUMS) to Honolulu and San Francisco

2010 – 2012

  • CNRS-ANR ANDROMAQUE Research Grant (Team Leader)

2009 – 2012

  • CNRS – ANR – JUST INDIA Research Grant (Team Leader)

2009-2012

  • 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)


 

New activities

Special Issue on "Law and Biography" in BIOS

Call for Abstracts/French-German Conference on “Enfermement/Freiheitsentzug

Latest Texts/Books

My ethnography on the English Crown Court procedure by BRILL
Review

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

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