It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Dr Christy Shucksmith! Christy is a Senior Lecturer at Lincoln Law School, University of Lincoln. Christy is the co-founder of the Conflict and Disasters Research group at the University of Lincoln. She is the Chair of the ECU Athena SWAN Gender Charter committee. She is currently a reviewer for the Journal of Conflict and Security Law (Oxford University Press).
Before taking up a lectureship, Christy completed her Ph. D. at the University of Nottingham which was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. The thesis has inspired Christy’s first monograph “The International Committee of the Red Cross and it’s Mandate to Protect and Assist: Law and Practice” (forthcoming, Hart Publishing). Christy previously earned an MA in Socio-legal and Criminological Research (University of Nottingham); LLM in International Legal Studies (University of Sheffield); and, LLB Law (University of Sheffield). After graduating from her LLM (with distinction) Christy volunteered for the Armenian Red Cross Society (Yerevan, Armenia) as part of the European Voluntary Service and was also a volunteer with the British Red Cross.
During her Ph. D., Christy was a Visiting Research Student at Australian National University, Canberra. Christy has also participated in a number of international courses including the Hague Academy of International Law (funded by the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge); the ICRC Course on International Humanitarian Law (co-organised by the ICRC and Polish Red Cross); and the International Disaster Law Course (International Institute of Humanitarian Law).
Christy is a member of the American Society of International Law; the Eleanor Glanville Centre (University of Lincoln); and the Women in International Law Network: The Olive Schill Society (University of Manchester).
Her first post will be a call for papers for the migration conference the Conflict and Disasters Research Group at the University of Lincoln, in collaboration with Dr Scarlett McArdle (BCU), will be hosting on 10 April 2017.