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Livia Holden

Livia Holden (PhD – School of Oriental and African Studies University of London) leads the European Research Council’s funded project Cultural Expertise in Europe: What is it useful for? (EURO-EXPERT) and CULTEXP Proof of Concept. She co-leads with Malvika Seth the project Cultural Expertise and Litigation in South Asia and Europe, funded by the Independent Social Research Foundation. She has also led as spin out project funded by Global Challenges Research Funds, UK Gender Sensitisation for Judicial Education in Pakistan and Indonesia. She is Director of Research at the CNRS and affiliated with the Institut de Sciences Juridique et Philosophique de la Sorbonne. She is also affiliated with CHAD Paris Nanterre. She regularly provides expert opinions for cases pertaining to immigration law, family law, and criminal law in the United Kingdom, United States and the Netherlands.

She has been Senior Research at the University of Oxford and SCR Member and College Advisor at St Antony’s College; Dean of the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty and Professor of Anthropology at the Karakoram International University; Professor of Anthropology at Lahore University of Management Sciences; Lecturer of International Human Rights and Research Fellow at  the Socio-Legal Research Centre at Griffith University; Research Fellow at Freie University; and Visiting Professor at Humboldt University Berlin and INALCO Paris. She has been 2015/16 Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Nantes and 2016 Social Sciences Awardee by the Pakistan Inter-University Consortium for the Promotion of Social Sciences. She holds affiliations with the Center for the Study of Law and Society at the University of California Berkeley and Otago University. 

Among her publications which are relevant to EURO-EXPERT see: Cultural Expertise and Litigation (Routledge 2011 and 2013), Cultural Expertise and Socio-Legal Studies, Special issue for Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, (Emerald 2019), Cultural Expertise: An emergent concept and evolving practices (2020), MDPI, Cultural Expertise and History, Forum for the Law and History Review Cambridge (2020) and Anthropologists as Experts: Cultural Expertise, Colonialism, and Positionality, Law & Social Inquiry (2021).