Staff Details

Bronwen Morgan

Bronwen Morgan
Bronwen Morgan was appointed Professor of Socio-Legal Studies in August 2005. Previously, she was the Harold Woods Research Fellow in Law at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and Wadham College, University of Oxford (2002-2005), and a Tutorial Fellow and University Lecturer in Law at St Hilda's College, Oxford (1999-2001). She has a PhD in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California at Berkeley and a law degree from the University of Sydney, where she worked as an Associate Lecturer after working at the High Court of Australia.

Bronwen's research focuses on the political economy of regulatory reform, the intersection between regulation and social and economic human rights, and global governance (especially issues such as citizenship that link social theory and political economy). Her teaching interests include Regulation, Socio-Legal Studies, Public Law and Jurisprudence.

Bronwen has recently been Principal Investigator for a research project jointly funded by the ESRC and AHRB, 'The Commodification of Water, Social Protest and Cosmopolitan Citizenship'. The project has explored the links between the status of 'global consumer' and patterns of global governance around water in the context of private sector participation in water delivery to households, its consequences and social protest (

She is an Executive Committee member of the UK Socio-Legal Studies Association, and an active member of the US-based Law and Society Association. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Law, Science and Society series recently launched by University College London Press.