It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Beth Goldblatt as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Beth is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology Sydney. She is a Visiting Fellow of the Australian Human Rights Centre in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow of the Faculty of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand. Beth received her PhD from the University of New South Wales and her LLM from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Beth has been involved in research, advocacy, litigation, law reform, policy work and teaching in South Africa and Australia. Her work focuses on feminist legal theory and gender, family law, equality and discrimination, comparative constitutional law, transitional justice, disability, and human rights with a focus on economic and social rights and the right to social security in particular. She has co-edited Women’s Social and Economic Rights (2011, Juta) with Kirsty McLean and Women’s Rights to Social Security and Social Protection (2014, Hart) with Lucie Lamarche. She co-authored ‘Gender Equality and Human Rights’ with Sandra Fredman, a background paper for UN Women’s Progress of the World’s Women Report, 2015-2016.
Her first post will discuss her newest book, Developing the Right to Social Security – A Gender Perspective (2016, Routledge). Heartfelt welcome!