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Dr Stephen Young

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Stephen’s areas of research involve the intersection of Indigenous peoples and law, human rights, and duties and obligations, drawing from critical and social theories. He is planning to teach Law and Indigenous Peoples and Torts.

Before joining the Faculty, Stephen was a Teaching Fellow at the University of New South Wales where he also completed his PhD. Prior to pursuing an academic career, he worked in private practice as a civil litigator focusing on tort disputes in Denver, Colorado. He obtained a JD from the University of Colorado, an MA from Colorado State University, and a BA from Bucknell University.

Contact

Email stephen.young@otago.ac.nz

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Publications

Young, S. M. (2019). The self divided: The problems of contradictory claims to Indigenous peoples’ self-determination in Australia. International Journal of Human Rights, 23(1-2), 193-213. doi: 10.1080/13642987.2018.1562913

Young, S. (2019). Searching for the author: A performative reading of legal subjection in David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King. Law & Humanities. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/17521483.2019.1676530

Young, S. (2019). Consent, custom and international law in South Africa: What Australian lawmakers could learn. Alternative Law Journal, 44(3), 197-202. doi: 10.1177/1037969X19853853

Young, S. (2018). Pathologies and positivism [Review of the book The Sovereignty of Human Rights]. Australian Journal of Human Rights, 24(2), 245-250. doi: 10.1080/1323238X.2018.1475464

Young, S. M. (2017). Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Act 2017 (Cth): Relying on human rights to justify a legalised form of colonial dispossession? Indigenous Law Bulletin, 8(30), 24-28.

Other Research Output

Young, S. M. (2017). Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017: Submission 47. Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, Australian Parliament, Canberra, Australia. [Government Submission].

Young, S. (2016). Judith Butler: Performativity. Critical Legal Thinking: Law and the Political blog. Retrieved from http://criticallegalthinking.com/2016/11/14/judith-butlers-performativity/

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Journal - Research Article

Young, S. M. (2019). The self divided: The problems of contradictory claims to Indigenous peoples’ self-determination in Australia. International Journal of Human Rights, 23(1-2), 193-213. doi: 10.1080/13642987.2018.1562913

Young, S. (2019). Consent, custom and international law in South Africa: What Australian lawmakers could learn. Alternative Law Journal, 44(3), 197-202. doi: 10.1177/1037969X19853853

Young, S. (2019). Searching for the author: A performative reading of legal subjection in David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King. Law & Humanities. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/17521483.2019.1676530

Young, S. M. (2017). Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Act 2017 (Cth): Relying on human rights to justify a legalised form of colonial dispossession? Indigenous Law Bulletin, 8(30), 24-28.

Young, S. M. (2017). The Sioux’s Dakota Access Pipeline protest: Lessons from abroad. Australian Environment Review, 32(4), 102-106.

Young, S. (2017). The Sioux's suits: Global law and the Dakota Access Pipeline. American Indian Law Journal, 6(1), 173-238.

Young, S. M. (2017). Tangible artefacts unearth contemporary legalities: Aboriginal artefacts and the Randwick Light Rail Project. Australian Journal of Human Rights, 23(3), 285-309. doi: 10.1080/1323238X.2017.1382679

Young, S. M. (2006). On the status of vermin. Between the Species, 13(6), 8. doi: 10.15368/bts.2006v13n6.8

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Journal - Research Other

Young, S. (2018). Pathologies and positivism [Review of the book The Sovereignty of Human Rights]. Australian Journal of Human Rights, 24(2), 245-250. doi: 10.1080/1323238X.2018.1475464

Young, S. M. (2017). [Review of the book A handful of sand: The Gurindji struggle, after the walk0off]. Alternative Law Journal, 42(4), 312-313. doi: 10.1177/1037969X17735759

Young, S. M. (2017). [Review of the book Foucault and the politics of rights]. Alternative Law Journal, 42(1), 79-80. doi: 10.1177/1037969X17698312

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