Prof Kieran Tranter

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Professor, Faculty of Law

PhD (Griffith University)

Kieran is the Chair of Law, Technology and Future in the School of Law. Kieran joined the School of Law, Queensland University of Technology in 2019 and is the founding General Editor of Law, Technology and Humans.

Kieran researches law, technology and the future. Drawing upon legal studies, the humanities and the social sciences, he charts how humans legislate, live with, and are changed by technology. In researching law, technology and the future his research often engages with cultural narratives that connect humans, law and technology and past configurations of humans, law and technology. The goal of his research is to guide and shape humanity’s technological future to be better than its technological past.

Kieran is keen to collaborate with scholars and research students in the following areas:

  • Cultural, social science and historical accounts of law and technology
  • The cultural imaginary from new media and especially computer gaming
  • The relations between law and technology and modes of governing

Prior to this appointment he was an Associate Professor at Griffith Law School, Griffith University. At Griffith Law School Kieran served in many roles: HDR Convenor, Acting Centre Director and Deputy Head of School Research and Managing Editor of the Griffith Law Review. He commenced at Griffith in 2003 having previously been a Lecturer and Social Justice coordinator at the College of Law, University of Notre Dame Australia in Fremantle from 1999 to 2002.

Additional information

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2018
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Dean's Highly Commended Certificate Learning and Teaching, Arts,Education and Law Group, Griffith University
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2018
Details
Invited Keynote ¿Shakespeare, Media and the Future of Law¿ Australasian Law Teachers Association Conference Curtain University, 4-6 July 2018.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2017
Details
Research Supervision Award, Arts, Education and Law Group, Griffith University
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2016
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Associate Editor International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 2016-
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2011
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Group Teaching and Learning Citation, Arts, Education and Law Group, Griffith University
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2011
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Managing Editor Griffith Law Review 2007-2011
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
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Academic Excellence Award for Doctorial Studies, Griffith University
  • Legal Adaptability to Disruptive Technology: A Case Study of Australian Law In Relation to Harm and Automated Vehicles
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Belinda Bennett
  • The Law of LAWS: Achieving Legality for Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Michael Guihot
  • INNOVATION IN LEGAL PRACTICE: AN ETHNOGRAPHIC CASE STUDY OF LAW FIRM INNOVATION WITH BLOCKCHAIN
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Michael Guihot
  • The legal implications of Australian workers wearing mobile and wearable technologies at work.
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Mark Burdon, Professor Richard Johnstone
  • The Legality of The Child in Contemporary Japanese Anime
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Afshin Akhtar-Khavari
  • The Fidelity of Recall Evidence in Overturned Convictions in the Queensland Court of Appeal
    PhD, Mentoring Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Nigel Stobbs
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