Senior Research Associate
Dr Beth Wangarĩ Kamunge is a black-feminist socio-legal theorist with longstanding interests in critically exploring and addressing various forms of inequality. She is qualified as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya (currently non-practicing). Prior to her PhD she worked in Advocacy and Research roles within the third sector in East Africa, on themes related to sexual and gender based violence within asylum-seeking and refugee contexts; and the Land Rights of women and Indigenous communities, particularly those facing Development Induced Displacement and Resettlement. Her PhD research at the University of Sheffield was initially envisioned as a ‘participatory’ project that invited black women’s embodied food stories, with a focus on considering how race, gender, class and other intersectional identities shape how we come to know what we know more generally. She was actively involved in the Critical Race and Ethnicities Network as a committee member, the Culture, Space and Difference Research Cluster, and co-founded and facilitated a multi-disciplinary reading group. She is the recipient of various academic awards including the Gender, Place and Culture’s award for New and Emerging Scholars; the RGS-IBG Geographies of Justice Award amongst others. Following her PhD she taught various core units within the Bristol University’s Law School at UG and PG levels (e.g. Land Law). She was nominated for the University of Bristol Teaching Awards for Innovative and Inspiring Teaching Award (2020/2021). More recently She has taken up a position as a Senior Research Associate at Bristol University’s Law School.