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Faculty of Law | University of the Western Cape

Research Portal

Faculty of Law | University of the Western Cape

UWC LAW FACULTY

Clia Cotton

Research associate

Doctoral candidate

Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin

 
Sonya Ruth Cotton  

 

Research niche/s

Specialisation

Legal pluralism and critical theory, spatial justice and human rights

Bio in brief

Sonya Cotton is an interdisciplinary socio-legal scholar and a PhD candidate at University College Dublin’s Sutherland School of Law. Her research is part of the Property [In]Justice project funded by the European Research Council, which examines the role of international law in facilitating spatial [in]justice.

She possesses a Master of Laws in China Studies from Peking University and a Master of Philosophy in Comparative Law in Africa from the University of Cape Town (UCT). She also has an honour’s degree in linguistics from UCT and a Bachelor of Arts in Xhosa communication and linguistics from UCT. Her research interests include legal pluralism, spatial justice, critical legal studies and human rights.

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Contact

Sonya.cotton@ucdconnect.ie