Prof Radha D'Souza

Radha DSouza B.A (Philosophy, University of Mumbai), LLB (University of Mumbai) and PhD (Geography and Law, University of Auckland). Radha practiced as a barrister in the High Court of Bombay and taught at the Universities of Auckland and Waikato in New Zealand before coming to University of Westminster. Radha is a writer, critic and commentator on Third World issues and a social justice activist.


  • UoA 18 Law REF2021 Lead
  • Convenor, Law Development and Conflict Research Group
  • Senior Fellow, HEA
  • Member, Peer Review College, AHRC
  • Member, Peer Review College, ESRC

  • Socio-legal studies and sociology of law
  • International law and development
  • Law, Security and Development
  • Global and Social justice, Social Movements and Social Change
  • Third World Approaches to International Law
  • Law, Colonialism and Imperialism
  • Comparative Philosophy and Theory
  • Water and Land conflicts in the Third World
  • Law, Science and Society in the Third World

  • Westminster Law and Theory Lab
  • India Media Centre
  • Law, Development and Conflict Research

In brief

Research areas

International Law and Development, Third World Approaches to International Law, Socio-legal Studies and Sociology of Law, Social Movements and Social Change, Colonialism and Imperialism, Comparative Philosophy and Theory, Resource Conflicts (Water and Land) in the Third World, Science, Technology and Third World Societies, International Organisations and International Law and South Asia

Supervision interests

Law, Development and Institutions in the Third World., Colonialism, Imperialism and Third World, Epistemology and Third World, Social Movements in the Third World, Science, Technology and Society in the Third World and Resource Conflicts in the Third World