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About Professor Nan Seuffert

Professor Nan Seuffert joined the Wollongong Faculty of Law in 2012 as a Professor and Director of the Legal Intersections Research Centre. She teaches and researches in the areas of critical legal theory, law and history, race, gender, sexuality and the law, and securities regulation. Nan has published in refereed law journals and book collections in England, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Nan was a resident fellow at the University of California Humanities Research Institute and has been a visitor at the University of Kent Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality, as well a number of other Research Centres. She has been on research teams successful in attracting large grants from the New Zealand Fund for Science Research and Technology, as well as grants from other New Zealand funders. The analysis of gender, race, sexuality and the law has been the focus of her work in a number of externally funded international research projects, including at Monash University, the Onati International Institute for the Sociology of Law and the Social Sciences and two projects funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She has also been the recipient of research funding from the New Zealand Legal Services Board and the JR McKenzie Foundation.
Nan is on the editorial and advisory boards of Law and Literature, Law Text Culture, Feminist Legal Studies, the Routledge book series Laws of the Postcolonial: Ethics and Economy and the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies at the University of British Columbia.
Prior to joining the Faculty of Law at Wollongong, as Professor at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, Nan held a number of Faculty and University administrative and management roles, including Acting Dean, Acting Associate Dean, Acting Deputy Dean, Associate Dean Research and Graduate, Director of Graduate Programmes, Director of Undergraduate Programmes and Director of International Relations. She was also one of four Professorial representatives elected by academic staff University-wide to Academic Board.
Nan teaches Securities Regulation and Gender, Sexuality and the Law. In the past she has also taught Contracts, Jurisprudence, Law and Society, Domestic Violence and Feminist Legal Theory. Her publications in the area of pedagogy include Reflections on Teaching Law in Context: Surrogacy and Baby M, (1994) 2 Australian Feminist Law Journal 99 (with Stephanie Milroy) and Lawyering and Domestic Violence: Feminist Pedagogies Meet Feminist Theories (1994) 10(2) Otago Women's Studies Journal 63.
Prior to joining academia, Nan practiced commercial law at Foley, Hoag & Eliot in Boston. She has been admitted to practice in New York, Massachusetts and Colorado.


Present Professor of Law, University of Wollongong



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