Introducing Guest Blogger Tayyab Mahmud

I am delighted to introduce Tayyab Mahmud who will be blogging with us for the next month.  Professor Mahmud is Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Global Justice at Seattle University. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science, and before going to law school taught International Relations and Political Science.  A graduate of the University of California Hastings College of the Law, he is licensed to practice in California and Pakistan. He started his career as a law professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1989 and was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School in 1997-1998. Between 2004-2006, he was Professor of Law and Chair, Global Perspectives Group, at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Currently, he is a Law & Public Affairs (LAPA) Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

From 2006-2008, Professor Mahmud was Co-President of the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT), an organization of progressive law teachers working for justice, diversity, and academic excellence. Currently, he serves on the Advisory Committee of the Board of Governors of SALT, and the Steering Committee of the Board of Directors of Latina/o Critical Legal Studies, Inc. (LatCrit). He has served on the editorial boards of The American Journal of Comparative Law, Hastings Int’l & Comparative Law Review, Journal of Third World Legal Studies, and the Journal of Humanities Research.

Professor Mahmud has published extensively in the areas of comparative constitutional law, human rights, international law, legal history and legal theory. His primary research areas are critical legal theory, colonial legal regimes, international law, and post-colonial legal systems. His current research is focused on neoliberal political economy and extra-constitutional usurpation and exercise of power in post-colonial states.

His recent publications include:

Debt and Discipline, 64 AMERICAN QUARTERLY ____ (forthcoming).

Debt, Discipline and the 99%: Neoliberal Reordering of Capitalism and the working Classes, 104 KENTUCKY LJ.  ___ (forthcoming).

Is it Greek or déjà vu all over again?: Neoliberalism, and Winners and Losers of International Debt Crises, 42 LOYOLA CHICAGO  L. J. 629 (2011).

PIGGS, ITraxx Sov, Neoliberalism, and Unshackled Finance Capital, 1 GLOBAL BUSINESS L. REV. 108 (2011).

Colonial Cartographies, Postcolonial Borders, and Enduring Failures of International Law: The Unending War along the Afghanistan-Pakistan Frontier, 20 BROOKLYN J. INT’L L. 1 (2010).

“Surplus Humanity” and Margins of Law: Slums, Slumdogs, and Accumulation by Dispossession, 14 CHAPMAN L. REV. 1 (2010).

Geography of Law & the Law of Geography: A Postcolonial Mapping, 3 WASH. U. JUR. REV. 64 (2010).

Slums, Slumdogs, and Resistance, 18 AM. U. J. GENDER, SOCIAL POLICY & THE LAW 685 (2010).

You can find Professor Mahmud’s SSRN author page here.

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