Dr Kiran Grewal

Lecturer

A22 - Old Teachers' College
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2964

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Biographical details

Kiran is a qualified lawyer who has worked both in Sydney and internationally in the areas of immigration, human rights and international criminal law. Her PhD research was on the topic of ethnicised gang rape and the relationship between constructions of national, gender and sexual identity in France and Australia. She also has research expertise in the area of sexual violence in inter-ethnic and international conflicts and rule of law projects in post-conflict societies. She is the author of an Amnesty International report evaluating the role of the UN administration in post-conflict Kosovo and has served as a monitor at the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone where she co-produced the gender training manual used by the Court's Defence Office.

Research interests

Kiran's current research interests include torture, transitional justice and international legal institutions, international feminist theory and activism, human rights, gender and nationalism, diaspora and postcolonial theory. She is the research manager of a 3 year human rights project funded by the European Union working with the Nepali and Sri Lankan armed forces and police.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Grewal, K. (2012). International Criminal Justice: Advancing the Cause of Women's Rights? The Example of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. In Tonia St. Germain, Susan Dewey (Eds.), Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: International Law, Local Responses, (pp. 71-87). Sterling, Virginia: Kumarian Press.
  • Dagistanli, S., Grewal, K. (2012). Perverse Muslim Masculinities in Contemporary Orientalist Discourse: The Vagaries of Muslim Immigration in the West. In George Morgan, Scott Poynting (Eds.), Global Islamophobia: Muslims and Moral Panic in the West, (pp. 119-142). Surrey, UK: Ashgate.
  • Grewal, K. (2007). 'The Threat from Within': Representations of the Banlieue in French Popular Discourse. In Matt Killingsworth (Eds.), Europe: New Voices, New Perspectives - Proceedings from the Contemporary Europe Research Centre Postgraduate Conferences 2005/2006, (pp. 41-67). Australia: Contemporary Europe Research Centre, University of Melbourne.

Journals

  • Celermajer, D., Grewal, K. (2013). Preventing Human Rights Violations 'From the Inside': Enhancing the Role of Human Rights Education in Security Sector Reform. Journal of Human Rights Practice, 5(2), 243-266. [More Information]
  • Grewal, K. (2012). Australia, the Feminist Nation? Discourses of Gender, 'Culture' and Nation in the 'K Brothers' Gang Rapes. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 33(5), 509-528.
  • Grewal, K. (2012). Reclaiming the voice of the "Third World Woman": What happens if we don't like what she has to say? The tricky case of Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Interventions: international journal of postcolonial studies, 14(4), 569-590.
  • Grewal, K. (2012). The protection of sexual autonomy under international criminal law: The International Criminal Court and the challenge of defining rape. Journal of International Criminal Justice, 10(2), 373-396. [More Information]
  • Grewal, K. (2010). Rape in Conflict, Rape in Peace: Questioning the Revolutionary Potential of International Criminal Justice for Women's Human Rights. The Australian Feminist Law Journal, 33, 57-79.
  • Grewal, K. (2009). 'Va t'faire integrer!': The Appel des feministes indigenes and the challenge to 'Republican values' in Postcolonial France. Contemporary French Civilization: a journal devoted to all aspects of civilization and cultural studies in france and the francophone world, 33(2), 105-133.
  • Grewal, K. (2007). The 'Young Muslim Man' in Australian Public Discourse. Transforming Cultures eJournal, 2(1), 116-134.

2013

  • Celermajer, D., Grewal, K. (2013). Preventing Human Rights Violations 'From the Inside': Enhancing the Role of Human Rights Education in Security Sector Reform. Journal of Human Rights Practice, 5(2), 243-266. [More Information]

2012

  • Grewal, K. (2012). Australia, the Feminist Nation? Discourses of Gender, 'Culture' and Nation in the 'K Brothers' Gang Rapes. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 33(5), 509-528.
  • Grewal, K. (2012). International Criminal Justice: Advancing the Cause of Women's Rights? The Example of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. In Tonia St. Germain, Susan Dewey (Eds.), Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: International Law, Local Responses, (pp. 71-87). Sterling, Virginia: Kumarian Press.
  • Dagistanli, S., Grewal, K. (2012). Perverse Muslim Masculinities in Contemporary Orientalist Discourse: The Vagaries of Muslim Immigration in the West. In George Morgan, Scott Poynting (Eds.), Global Islamophobia: Muslims and Moral Panic in the West, (pp. 119-142). Surrey, UK: Ashgate.
  • Grewal, K. (2012). Reclaiming the voice of the "Third World Woman": What happens if we don't like what she has to say? The tricky case of Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Interventions: international journal of postcolonial studies, 14(4), 569-590.
  • Grewal, K. (2012). The protection of sexual autonomy under international criminal law: The International Criminal Court and the challenge of defining rape. Journal of International Criminal Justice, 10(2), 373-396. [More Information]

2010

  • Grewal, K. (2010). Rape in Conflict, Rape in Peace: Questioning the Revolutionary Potential of International Criminal Justice for Women's Human Rights. The Australian Feminist Law Journal, 33, 57-79.

2009

  • Grewal, K. (2009). 'Va t'faire integrer!': The Appel des feministes indigenes and the challenge to 'Republican values' in Postcolonial France. Contemporary French Civilization: a journal devoted to all aspects of civilization and cultural studies in france and the francophone world, 33(2), 105-133.

2007

  • Grewal, K. (2007). 'The Threat from Within': Representations of the Banlieue in French Popular Discourse. In Matt Killingsworth (Eds.), Europe: New Voices, New Perspectives - Proceedings from the Contemporary Europe Research Centre Postgraduate Conferences 2005/2006, (pp. 41-67). Australia: Contemporary Europe Research Centre, University of Melbourne.
  • Grewal, K. (2007). The 'Young Muslim Man' in Australian Public Discourse. Transforming Cultures eJournal, 2(1), 116-134.

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