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Writing International Legal History From and Through the Margins


Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Mira Siegelberg (University of Cambridge)
Statelessness: A Modern History (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2020)

Cait Storr (University of Technology Sydney)
International Status in the Shadow of Empire. Nauru and the Histories of International Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020)

Moderators: Surabhi Ranganathan (Cambridge), Franziska Exeler (Cambridge/FU Berlin)



Mira L. Siegelberg is University Lecturer in The History of International Political Thought at the University of Cambridge. She received her PhD in History from Harvard University in 2014, after which she held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Princeton Society of Fellows, and a permanent lectureship in History and Law at Queen Mary, University of London. Her research focuses on the intellectual and legal history of international order and the history of modern legal thought. Her book Statelessness: A Modern History was published by Harvard University Press in 2020.

Cait Storr is Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney. She received her PhD in Law from the University of Melbourne. Prior to joining the University of Technology Sydney, she held positions as Early Career Academic Fellow at Melbourne Law School, Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, and junior faculty member with the Institute of Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School. Her current research focuses on the international regulation of resource exploitation beyond sovereign territory, including in the international seabed and outer space. Her book International Status in the Shadow of Empire: Nauru and the Histories of International Law was published by Cambridge University Press in 2020.