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Dr Iyan Offor is a Lecturer in Law conducting interdisciplinary, theoretical research focusing on global animal law, environmental justice, intersectionality, posthumanism and law in the Anthropocene.

Iyan is passionate about delivering legal education and research that will lead to the improvement of protections for animals and the environment in law. Iyan teaches international environmental law and human rights, legal theory, legal research, and constitutional law. He will also be creating a new course on animals in environmental law.

Iyan was previously a global research fellow at the Center for Animal Law Studies. He was also a sessional lecturer at the University of Strathclyde and a visiting lecturer at Aarhus University, Lewis & Clark Law School, and Wageningen University and Research. Iyan has held visiting scholar positions at the Center for Animal Law Studies (Lewis & Clark Law School) and the Global Animal Law Section of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law. Iyan is an affiliate member of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance, and a member of the Scottish Steering Committee for the UK Centre for Animal Law.

Iyan’s current research priorities are in the areas of:

  • Intersectionality theory and law
  • Posthumanism and law
  • Law in the Anthropocene
  • Global law
  • Queering Critical Legal Studies

Iyan is currently in the conceptualisation phase for a research project entitled: ‘Law’s Other: Animals and Posthumanist Legal Subjectivity in the Anthropocene’.

Iyan is disseminating research results from his PhD research project, completed in February 2021, entitled: "Global Animal Law: Introducing an Intersectional Ethical Framework in order to Reconceptualise Legal Research on International Trade and Animal Law".

Education/Academic qualification

Law, PhD, Global Animal Law: Introducing an Intersectional Ethical Framework in order to Reconceptualise Legal Research on International Trade and Animal Law, University of Strathclyde

Sept 2017Feb 2021

Award Date: 17 Feb 2021

Research, Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Researcher Development, University of Strathclyde

Sept 2017Feb 2021

Award Date: 17 Feb 2021

Law, LLM by research (with distinction), The Chilling Effect of the World Trade Organization on European Union Animal Welfare Protection

Sept 2016Mar 2017

Award Date: 17 Mar 2017

Law, LLB (Hons)

Sept 2011Jul 2015

Award Date: 2 Jul 2015

External positions

Review Editor, Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy

Nov 2021 → …

Affiliate Member, Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance

Feb 2021 → …

Scottish Steering Committee Member, UK Centre for Animal Law

Sept 2018 → …

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