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Education CV


  • University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, PhD Candidate, 2016-2019
  • Leiden University, The Netherlands, LL.M. (cum laude), 2014-2015
  • Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom, LL.B. Law with Politics (honours), 2009-2012

Research experience

  • Research Assistant, Jean d'Aspremont, 2017
  • Case Reporter, Oxford Reports on International Law, 2016
  • Legal Intern, Appeals Chamber, International Criminal Court, 2015-2016
  • Legal Intern, Defence team, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, 2015

Academic activities

  • Supervisor, LLM Graduate Workshops on International Criminal law module, 2017-2018
  • Editor-in-Chief, Cambridge International Law Journal, 2017-2018
  • Editor, Cambridge International Law Journal, 2016-2017

Scholarships and awards

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council - Doctoral Training Partnership award (2016 - 2019)
  • Yorke Fund, Cambridge Law Faculty (August 2018)
  • AHRC Research Training & Support Grant (July 2018)
  • Pillman Fund, Girton College (February 2018)
  • AHRC Research Training & SupportGrant (January 2018)
  • Edgar Graham Memorial Scholarship, Queen's University Belfast (August 2014)
  • Leonardi da Vinci scholarship, European Commission (September 2013)

Fields of research

International criminal law, international legal theory, critical legal theory, Critical Management Studies


Governing global justice: Managerial practices in international law


My research seeks to understand the effects of managerial ideas and techniques on the International Criminal Court. Specifically, I am concerned with uncovering the ways in which managerialism influences both the inner workings and the external perceptions of the ICC in a way that ultimately reinforces the work and direction of the Court.


Surabhi Ranganathan

Representative Publications


From bureaucracy to management: The International Criminal Court's internal progress narrative (under peer review)

Managerialism: The before, during, and after of fragmentation in international law (2017) Queen Mary Law Journal 1-12

Book reviews

International Law as a Belief System. By Jean d'Aspremont (2018) British Yearbook of International Law (forthcoming)

International Criminal Law in Context. By Philipp Kastner (2018) 18 International Criminal Law Review 739-741

Conference papers

Of narratives and crossroads: The ICC's Study Group on Governance and other managerial practices, Law & Society Annual Meeting, Toronto, 7-10 June 2018

People with Projects at the International Criminal Court, 7th Annual Cambridge International Law Conference, Cambridge 3-4 Apri 2018

Managerialism: The before, during, and after of fragmentation in international law, 8th Annual Queen Mary Postgraduate Legal Conference, London, 16 June 2017

Selected blog posts

Proxies for Progress: Performance Indicators at the International Criminal Court, Elgar Blog, 18 July 2017


Winning Essay, Clingendael-Igarapé essay contest on UN Security Council reform entitled "UN Security Council reform: Towards ad hoc Security Councils", presented at Dutch Ministry for Foreign Affairs, November 2014

Start Date

Oct 2016

End date

Oct 2019