Associate Professor NTINA Tzouvala

Senior Lecturer
ANU College of Law

Areas of expertise

  • International Law (Excl. International Trade Law) 180116
  • International Trade Law 180117
  • Legal Theory, Jurisprudence And Legal Interpretation 180122
  • Property Law (Excl. Intellectual Property Law) 180124

Research interests

History and theory of international law; Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL); law and political economy; critical legal theory; feminist and queer legal theory; law, race and capitalism.


Ntina joined the ANU College of Law as a Senior Lecturer in July 2020. Prior to this appointment she was an ARC Laureate Postdoctoral Fellow at Melbourne Law School. She obtained her PhD from Durham Law School (UK) in 2016 and she also worked as a lecturer at the same institution.

Her work focuses on the political economy, history and theory of international law. She is especially interested in historical materialism, deconstruction, feminist and queer legal thoery.  Her first monograph, Capitalism as Civilisation: A History of International Law, will be published by Cambridge University Press in late 2020. 

Ntina is a member of the editorial collective of the Third World Approaches to International Law Review. In early 2020, she was appointed Senior Advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. 

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