Dr Rebecca Sutton

Dr Rebecca Sutton is a Senior Lecturer in International Law at the University of Glasgow School of Law, where she convenes the LLM Law of Armed Conflict programme. Previously, Rebecca was a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at Edinburgh Law School, where she led a PSRP project on Rohingya rights in Cox’s Bazar. From 2018-2020, Rebecca was a post-doctoral researcher on the ERC-funded ‘Individualization of War’ project at the University of Oxford, and a post-doctoral fellow at McGill University. Rebecca received her PhD in Law in 2018 from the London School of Economics, where she was a Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation scholar and a SSHRC doctoral scholar. She holds a JD and a Certificate in Aboriginal Legal Studies from the University of Toronto, and an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development from SOAS, University of London. Rebecca is licensed to practice law as a Barrister and Solicitor in Ontario, Canada. Rebecca’s current research agenda explores the role of emotions in International Humanitarian Law (IHL); frontline humanitarian negotiations; innovations in IHL pedagogy; and ‘participatory action research’ methodologies for working with displaced youth. Her first monograph, The Humanitarian Civilian: How the Idea of Distinction Circulates Within and Beyond IHL, was published by OUP in 2021.