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Surabhi Ranganathan Profile.

Surabhi RANGANATHAN

Visiting Professor, International Law
Areas of expertise
  • Environmental Governance
  • Law of the sea
  • History of international law

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Surabhi Ranganathan is a University Senior Lecturer in International Law, a Deputy Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, and a Fellow and Director of Studies in Law at King's College. She is also a fellow of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG). Her research explores histories and politics of international law, with a current focus on the designation, representations and regulation of global commons, especially the deep seabed.

To know more about her research, you might read her interview, Garret Hardin, Arvid Pardo and the Fascinations of Interdisciplinarity (pp. 28-33); listen to her interview, Big Blue Juridical Planet on Fool's Utopia; hear the podcast of her talk Unmaking the Ocean delivered at Oxford, or watch the video of her Snyder Lecture: The Legal Construction of the Ocean at the University of Indiana. Short pieces authored by her include Techno-Utopia of the Deep on CUP's fifteeneightyfour blog; a sequence of seven short essays Interfaces of Land and Sea written as part of a project on Visualizing Climate and History hosted at the Center for History and Economics at Harvard; and an editorial Seasteads, Land-grabs and International Law for Leiden Journal of International Law. You might also enjoy this conversation on different approaches to international law between Professor Andrea Bianchi and her, hosted by the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg.

Surabhi is the author of Strategically Created Treaty Conflicts and the Politics of International Law (Cambridge University Press), a study of international legal thought and practice, exploring treaty conflicts in nuclear governance, the law of the sea, and international criminal justice. To find out more, please look up the roundtable on the book hosted by Volkerrechtsblog, with contributions from Judge James Crawford, Professor Jan Klabbers, Dr Lea Wisken and Dr Jasper Finke, and a response from the author, or hear this recording. She is the asst. editor of The Cambridge Companion to International Law. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including the British Yearbook of International Law, American Journal of International Law and European Journal of International Law. She is an editor of the International Legal Theory Section of the Leiden Journal of International Law, and a notes editor of the Cambridge Law Journal.

Surabhi RANGANATHAN