Sundhya Pahuja is Professor of International Law at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and Research Professor in Law at SOAS, University of London. She directs the Law and Development Research Programme at the Institute for International Law and the Humanities at the University of Melbourne, and is a member of the Core Faculty of the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard University. In 2014, Sundhya served as Director of Studies in Public International Law at the Hague Academy of International Law.
Sundhya’s research centres on the history and political economy of international law and institutions, particularly in the context of the relationship between North and South. Her publications include Decolonising International Law: Development, Economic Growth and the Politics of Universality (CUP, 2011), winner of the American Society of International Law Certificate of Merit, 2012, and the Woodward Medal for pre-eminent contribution to the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2014. Sundhya has also co-edited the collections, Events: The Force of International Law (2011, with Fleur Johns and Richard Joyce), Reading Modern Law: Critical Methodologies and Sovereign Formations (2012, with Ruth Buchanan and Stewart Motha), and Law’s Foundation and the Question of Authority (2003, with Jennifer Beard).
Sundhya is currently working on project on International Law and the Cold War, funded by the Australian Research Council (with Gerry Simpson and Matthew Craven), and a project on the history of the Company in International Law.