Dr Nikolas Rajkovic wins Faculty Prize for Early Career Research

Kent Law School Lecturer Dr Nikolas Rajkovic has been awarded the Faculty of Social Sciences Prize for Early Career Research.

The award recognises exceptional achievement in research over the last year and secures a financial prize of £500 for Kent Law School. The prize money will be used to fund costs relating to research work.

Dr Rajkovic is a scholar of international law and international relations with a broad range of research interests in international, global and transnational law. His current research explores the impact of international law on the constitution and contestation of ‘legality’.

During 2014, Dr Rajkovic was invited to deliver his interdisciplinary guest lecture ‘Cartographic Disobedience’ in Qatar, Canada, the United States and Brazil. He also teaches modules in Public International Law, Legal Aspects of Contemporary International Problems and Diplomatic Law at the Brussels School of International Studies.

He is the co-editor (along with Tanja Aalberts and Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen) of The Power of Legality: Practices of International Law and their Politics, due for publication later this year.

As well as being a member of the European Society of International Law and International Studies Association, Dr Rajkovic is also an Associated Researcher at the Centre for the Politics of Transnational Law at VU Amsterdam; a Docent of the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School; and a working group member of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action IS1003 (International Law between Constitutionalisation and Fragmentation: the role of law in the postnational constellation).

Dr Rajkovic’s prize is one of a series of Research Prizes launched this year to celebrate the University’s 50th anniversary. Nominations were invited from staff at Kent with final winners decided by a panel of judges from the University including the Faculty Directors of Research, the Dean of the Graduate School, the Director of Corporate Communications and the Director of Research Services. Winners will receive their prizes at a gala dinner and ceremony to be held later this month.

For more details of Dr Rajkovic’s research interests and publications, please visit his staff profile page.