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Essex lecturer has won Julien Mezey Dissertation Award

  • Date

    Tue 10 Apr 18

Dr Kojo Koram

This annual prize is awarded to the dissertation that most promises to enrich and advance interdisciplinary scholarship at the intersection of law, culture and the humanities.


We’re pleased to announce that Dr Kojo Koram, Lecturer in Law at the School of Law and member of the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex has been awarded the Julien Mezey Dissertation Award.

Kojo, who recently completed his doctoral studies at Birkbeck, University of London in 2017 with a dissertation entitled 'The Sacrificial International: The War Drugs and Imperial Violence of Law’, specialises in questions around international law, empire and race, with a specific focus on the history of the international drug treaties. Since joining the School in September 2016, Kojo has been teaching on several modules, including, Foundations of the Law of Obligations (LW108), Foundations of Property Law (LW109) and Land Law (LW303).

 Kojo said: “'I am honoured to receive the Julien Mezey Dissertation Award by the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and Humanities and I am greatly indebted to my inspiring colleagues who encourage and support my research”.