Conor Francis Macis

Socio-Legal Studies

PhD Researcher in Socio-Legal Studies (ESRC 1+3)
Law School, University of Bristol

Start date: October 2020

Research topic: A Gramscian Analysis of Global Health Law to Ensure Justice in Responding to Antimicrobial Resistance

My research is principally centred around Marxist legal philosophy, global health law, and the conceptualisation and achievement of global health justice. Law is not neutral; global health law is certain to adopt a particular philosophical framing, which means law can be harmful and/or beneficial for justice. By way of the development and subsequent deployment of a Gramscian critical lens, my research will analyse the capitalistic legal structures and legal responses to the profound global health crisis of antimicrobial resistance considering, at its forefront, the pursuit of global health justice.

Research supervisors: Professor Keith Syrett, Dr Jacopo Martire