Study level

  • PhD
  • Master of Philosophy


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Associate Professor Anna Huggins
Associate Professor
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Business & Law
Professor Kieran Tranter
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Business & Law


Mobile digital technologies and with them digital platforms have had dramatic exponential growth within the Global South since 2015. In so doing the digital is disrupting and transforming traditional, colonial and post-colonial cultural and legal orders. This project focuses on the cultural transformation, and legal reactions, to social media and the proliferation of mobile digital devices in Global South communities. Joining an innovative intellectual community with existing projects on issues of technology and digital justice in the Global South, candidates are encouraged to focus in detail on a specific nation or cultural group and projects examining Africa, South America or the Pacific would be particularly welcome. Candidates with an interest in post-colonial legal studies, cultural legal studies and/or lived experience with the cultures and laws of the specific nation or cultural group are particularly encouraged.



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