Annelise Riles

  • 949 Citations
1993 …2023
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Research Interests

Professor Riles scholarship spans a wide range of substantive areas including human rights, managing and accommodating cultural differences, and the regulation of the global financial markets.

Key areas in legal studies include comparative law, the conflict of laws, financial regulation, socio-legal studies and international law. In anthropology, her work is known for its methodological contributions as well as for its contributions to the study of international institutions and expertise.

She has conducted legal and anthropological research in China, Japan, and the Pacific and speaks Chinese, Japanese, French, and Fijian. She has published on a wide variety of topics, including comparative law, conflict of laws, financial regulation, and central banking.

Education/Academic qualification

JD, Harvard Law School

AB, Princeton University

Social Anthropology, MSc, The London School of Economics and Political Science

Social Anthropology, PhD, University of Cambridge

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Grants 2018 2023

Federal Ministry
economic research

Research Output 1993 2020

Building Platforms for Collaboration: A New Comparative Legal Challenge

Riles, A., Jan 1 2020, Perspectives in Law, Business and Innovation. Springer, p. 15-20 6 p. (Perspectives in Law, Business and Innovation).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)

Legal amateurism

Riles, A., Jan 1 2017, Searching for Contemporary Legal Thought. Cambridge University Press, p. 499-516 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

social science
university teacher
1 Citation (Scopus)
knowledge production
Pacific Rim

Real time: Unwinding technocratic and anthropological knowledge

Riles, A., Jan 1 2017, The Anthropology of Organisations. Taylor and Francis, p. 545-558 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

expert knowledge
central bank

Space, time, and historical injustice: A feminist conflict-of-laws approach to the "Comfort women" agreement

Knop, K. & Riles, A., Jan 1 2017, In : Cornell Law Review. 102, 4, p. 853-928 76 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

legal claim
women's issues
South Korea