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Jaco Barnard-Naudé is Professor of Jurisprudence and Co-Director of the Centre for Rhetoric Studies (CRhS) at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Law Faculty.
From 2020 to 2021, he was a Research Professor in the Free State Centre for Human Rights at the University of the Free State. He is a past recipient of the UCT Fellows’ Award and held a Newton Advanced Fellowship (awarded by the British Academy) in the Westminster Law & Theory Lab at the University of Westminster School of Law from 2017 to 2020. Jaco holds a B2-rating from the South African National Research Foundation (NRF) and is also a past Honorary Research Fellow of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London.
He publishes widely in the fields of Jurisprudence, Law & Literature, Spatial Justice, Queer Legal Theory, Contractual Justice After Apartheid and Transitional Post-Apartheid Justice. Most recently, he is the editor of Decolonising the Neoliberal University: Law, Psychoanalysis and the Politics of Student Protest, published by Birkbeck Law Press, an imprint of Routledge.

Jaco is a recent Fellow at the Westminster Law & Theory Lab.
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