Maneesha Deckha named UVic Law Lansdowne Chair

Maneesha Deckha

Professor Maneesha Deckha has been named the University of Victoria Lansdowne Chair in Law. she is a current faculty member, and will take up the position on July 1, 2016. 

Professor Deckha's work critiquing the legal treatment of non-human animals has received international recognition, being clearly among the leading publications in the field. Not only does her work analyze and question the human/animal divide, but it has far-reaching implications for feminist theory and bioethical questions generally, in both of which she has published internationally influential works. She is a committed, talented, and imaginative teacher, having received the Terry Wuester award and developed an award-winning course in Animals, Culture and the Law. She has, over the years, obtained significant research grants, especially from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at New York University. She has also engaged with a broader community – both within the university (as an active chair, for example, of the Academic Women’s Caucus) and beyond. Congratulations Professor Deckha.