dr. M.E.A. Goodwin
Tilburg Law School
Department European and International Public Law
Morag Goodwin is an Associate Professor in International Law.
Morag's primary research interest lies in the field of international law, in particular critical approaches to international law. She conducts research and teaches in the areas of development, participation, non-state actors and human rights in norm generation and implementation. She is interested in questions of legitimacy, in relation to the exclusion of non-state actors, the dominance of human rights, technology regulation and issues of global law.
Her current research concerns questions of global law, including the contours and ethics of global legal scholarship. She is currently writing an article to give shape to her ideas on how we should understand global law through a number of case-studies.
Additionally, her research focuses on the Roma, examining questions of the role of law in maintaining and enforcing exclusion and of legal empowerment. In particular, she is interested in the way in which Romani individuals and communities interact with and are acted upon by the law. Additional aspects of her research in relation to the Roma are focused on European Union integration efforts.
A further strand of her research relates to the regulation of technology, notably in the area of technology transfer, and human rights and ethics in relation to technology regulation questions. She is the co-author (with Roger Brownsword) of the CUP Law in Context book, Law and the Techologies of the Twenty-First Century (2012) and is currently preparing a contribution to the forthcoming Oxford Handbook on the Law and Regulation of Technology and a review of the Spike Jonze film Her. She is particularly interested in technology transfer within law and development and international law more broadly.
Morag is also leader of the Erasmus Mundus-funded project EDOLAD ('European Doctorate in Law and Development'), heading a consortium of European and non-European partners to establish a joint doctoral programme in the field of Law & Development.
In addition, she is involved in Tilburg Law School's global law project.
Morag holds a Ph.D. from the European University Institute, Florence (2006) in the area of international law, more specifically the recognition and participation of non-state actors in international governance. She holds an LL.M. (distinction) in International Law from the University of Nottingham (2000) and an M.A. Hons. (1st) in History from the University of Edinburgh (1995-96; 1997-9). She also pursued her undergraduate studies at the University of Tübingen (Germany), where she studied history and German (1996-7).Prior to taking up her doctoral studies, she worked for the European Roma Rights Center, Budapest, as a researcher in the Research and Publications Dept. (2000-2001). Morag worked at Maastricht University from 2004-2008, combining research and teaching obligations with the position of Executive Editor of the Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law. She has sat on the Editorial Board of the internationally-renowned German Law Journal (www.germanlawjournal.com) since 2002.
In the Bachelor programme, Dr. Goodwin teaches and co-ordinates:
In the Master programme, she teaches in the course:
Information on all courses is available via electronic blackboard.
Onderwijsactiviteiten buiten de Universiteit van Tilburg
In November 2012, Dr. Goodwin was a visiting professor in the global law program at Direito GV, Sao Paolo, where she taught a course entitled 'Human Rights in Development'
Dr. Goodwin has previously taught courses on general human rights, practical experience in human rights, law & development, minority rights, and foreign policy making and collective security at Maastricht University. These courses were taught both within the Law Faculty and within other faculties at Maastricht. Morag has also taught at Hogeschools in Maastricht.
Dr. Goodwin has taught at a summer course at the Faculty of Law, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia in July 2007; as well as participating in various courses at Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, in the context of her visiting fellowship in 2008.
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