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College: Girton

Start Date: Oct 2016

End Date: Oct 2019


Faculty of Law profile







Ph.D. candidate, University of Cambridge, 2016-2019 LL.M. cum laude, Leiden University, 2014-2015 LL.B. honours, Queen's University Belfast, 2009-2012

Work Experience

Research Assistant to Jean d'Aspremont, 2017 Case Reporter, Oxford Reports on International Law, 2016 Policy Researcher, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, 2016-2017 Legal Intern, Appeals Chamber, International Criminal Court, 2015-2016 Legal Intern, Defence team, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, 2015 Paralegal, Carson McDowell LLP, 2012-2013


Arts and Humanities Research Council - Doctoral Training Partnership award, 2016-2019

AHRC Research Training & Support Grant, July 2018

Girton College, Pillman Fund, February 2018

AHRC Research Training & Support Grant, January 2018

Edgar Graham Memorial Scholarship, Queen's University Belfast, August 2014

Leonardi da Vinci scholarship, European Commission, September 2013


Dr Surabhi Ranganathan

Research Areas

International criminal law, international organisations, critical legal theory, critical management studies


‘Managerialism: The before, during, and after of fragmentation in international law’ (2017 conference issue) Queen Mary Law Journal 1-12

‘International Law as a Belief System. By Jean d’Aspremont’ (2018) British Yearbook of International Law (forthcoming)

‘International Criminal Law in Context. By Philipp Kastner (ed.)’ (2018) International Criminal Law Review (forthcoming)

‘Proxies for Progress: Performance Indicators at the International Criminal Court’ (Elgar blog, 18 July 2017) <

Academic Activities

LLM supervisor, International Criminal Law graduate workshops, 2017-present Co-Editor in Chief, Cambridge International Law Journal, 2017-2018 Research Assistant to Delhi School of Transnational Affairs project (with S Ranganathan), 2017 Editor, Cambridge International Law Journal, 2016-2017