Miss Anna Jobe
Anna graduated with an LLB (First Class Honours) from Durham University in June 2009. She was granted a Durham Law School PGR Scholarship to study for her PhD, which began in September 2011, and has been a part-time tutor at Durham Law School since October 2010.
Anna’s PhD research concerns the regulation of religious symbols, with a focus on how the judiciary at both domestic and international levels across Europe construct such symbols, and those who display them. Her thesis seeks to identify and critically examine such constructions, analysing their impact on the case law. She has a specific interest in judicial constructions of female identity and autonomy, particularly in cases relating to the regulation of the Islamic headscarf. Her supervisors are Mr. Tufyal Choudhury and Professor Ian Leigh.
Research Group Membership
Gender and Law at Durham (GLAD)
Human Rights Centre (HRC)
Islam, Law and Modernity (ILM)
Law and Religious Scholars Network (LARSN)
Feminist Legal Theory
Law and Religion