Prabha Kotiswaran

I am Professor of Law and Social Justice at the King’s College London Dickson Poon School of Law. My main areas of research include criminal law, transnational criminal law, sociology of law, postcolonial theory, social reproduction and feminist legal theory.

I authored Dangerous Sex, Invisible Labor: Sex Work and the Law in India (Princeton University Press, 2011, winner of the 2012 SLSA-Hart Prize for Early Career Academics), co-authored Governance Feminism: An Introduction (University of Minnesota Press, 2018, with Janet Halley, Rachel Rebouche and Hila Shamir) and edited Sex Work (Women Unlimited, Delhi 2011), Towards an Economic Sociology of Law (Wiley 2013, with Amanda Perry-Kessaris and Diamond Ashiagbor) and Revisiting the Law and Governance of Trafficking, Forced Labor and Modern Slavery (Cambridge University Press). My co-edited book Governance Feminism: Notes from the Field (Minnesota, with Halley et al.) is available in 2019.

I was awarded the Leverhulme Prize in 2014. I am currently Principal Investigator for a European Research Council Consolidator Grant on the Laws of Social Reproduction (2018 to 2023). You can find out more about the research project here

I also teach modules on ‘Transnational and International Criminal Law’ (with Nicola Palmer) and ‘Sociology of Law, Legal Culture and Transnational Challenges’ (with David Nelken) as part of the Transnational Law LLM Pathway at King’s College London.