New IALS Professor of Law, Labour Law Expert, Professor Diamond Ashiagbor

An eminent expert in labour law, Professor Diamond Ashiagbor, has been appointed to the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), a leading legal research organisation which is a member of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS).

A University of Oxford graduate with a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence, Professor Ashiagbor brings with her an outstanding academic reputation as professor of labour law, a position she has held at SOAS since 2010. She will join IALS on 3 October, taking responsibility for its research promotion and facilitation strategy and research studies programme.

Her research interests have focused on labour/employment law, particularly in the context of regional integration (the European Union and the African Union); trade and development; economic sociology of law; human rights, equality and multiculturalism. Her book The European Employment Strategy: Labour Market Regulation and New Governance (OUP, 2005) won the 2006 Society of Legal Scholars/Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship.

She is currently working on ‘Social rights and the market: embedding trade liberalisation in regional labour law’, a research project that is interrogating the social dimension of regional economic integration with sub-Saharan Africa as its focus.

See School of Advanced Study press release for more details.