Dr Rebecca Smyth
Rebecca is a Lecturer in Law, specialising in international human rights law. She focuses on women’s and LGBTQ* rights, and the (sometimes productive) tensions arising from historically oppressed groups engaging with the language and mechanisms of human rights. She is also conducting research in the areas of postcolonial/decolonial theory, and disability rights and activism.
Rebecca has a multi- and interdisciplinary background, and her teaching experience ranges from preschool to adult education. While tutoring at the University of Edinburgh, she was nominated for two EUSA teaching awards, and she won the 2019 Politics and International Relations Tutor Prize.