Kauther Alhusainy

MPhil Socio-Legal Studies

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Green Templeton College


Kauther is an MPhil candidate at Oxford University, participating in the 1+3 European Research Council Grand Doctoral Training. Her research explores how colonial legacies in international law influence racial hierarchies in Citizenship Law Practice in the UK and Germany. Her methodological approach focuses on qualitative measures in analysing court judgments, using intersectional theory to understand how courts react to legislative bodies. Her research project is supervised by Prof. Bettina Lange.

Currently, Kauther is a Research Assistant to the Decolonising EU Law project lead by Prof. Iyiola Solanke.

Prior to joining CSLS, Kauther obtained First Class Honours for her LLB Studies from SOAS University and an LLM in Law & Gender from SOAS University of London (Distinction). She has worked with several humanitarian organisations, such as the UNICEF Middle East Head Office in Jordan in 2018, and completed a traineeship at the International Organization for Migration in Germany in 2021.

Beyond her research, Kauther is interested in post-colonial legal theory and legal activism. She is currently a Fellow at Statefree e.V., researching on Statelessness in Europe. 

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Centre for Socio-Legal Studies