Tor Krever


I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Law at the University of Warwick and a PhD candidate in law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. From 2015 to 2017 I was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra in Portugal. I am also an editor of the London Review of International Law.


I was born in Toronto, Canada and spent my early life in Melbourne, Australia. I have a masters degree in law and a masters degree in development studies from the University of Cambridge and a bachelors degree and J.D. degree from Harvard University.


I have worked on development issues at the United Nations in New York, human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, and international criminal law at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in the Hague where I assisted with Charles Taylor’s defence. In 2009, I was a visiting fellow at the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia and, in 2011, I was law research clerk to Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke of the South African Constitutional Court.


My doctoral work develops a materialist history of maritime piracy in international legal thought, while my broader research interests include critical and Marxist approaches to international law and international relations and, in particular, international criminal law, heterodox political economy and international development, and left-legal thought. My work has appeared in leading publications including New Left Review, Jacobin, the Harvard International Law Journal, the Leiden Journal of International Law, Third World Quarterly, the Chinese Journal of International Law, and the Australian Journal of Political Science.