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Sharp, Cassandra Dr

Associate Professor

  • Verified Member - Legal Intersections Research Centre
  • School of Law
  • Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Overview


Cassandra Sharp is Associate Professor in the School of Law and the Managing Editor for Law Text Culture. She is also a member of the Legal Intersections Research Centre. 

Her most recent publications include:

  • Cassandra Sharp, ‘#fear&loathing in Sydney: Law, Justice and the Experience of Fear in a Hashtag World’ (2018) 30(1) Law & Literature 29

  • Cassandra Sharp, ‘Fear and Hope in Graphic Fiction: The Schismatic Role of Law in and Australian Dystopian Comic’ (2017) 30(3) International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 407-426.

  • Cassandra Sharp and Marett Leiboff (eds) Cultural Legal Studies: Law's Popular Cultures and the Metamorphosis of Law (Routledge, 2015).

  • Cassandra Sharp, ‘The Bitter Taste of Payback: The Pathologising Effect of TV Revengendas’ (2015) 24(3) Griffith Law Review 500.
  • Michael Barnett and Cassandra Sharp, ‘The Moral Choice of infamous: Law and Morality in videogames’ (with Michael Barnett) (2015) 24(3) Griffith Law Review 482.
  • Cassandra Sharp, ‘Through the Looking Glass: The Framing of Law and Justice Through Popular Imagination – Introduction’ (2015) 24(3) Griffith Law Review 345.

In 2015, Cassandra was the recipient of an OLT national Citation for 'Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning' as part of the First Year Law Integration Team 

publications and research.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Cassandra's research draws on cultural studies, literary theory, criminology, and legal theory to interrogate public interaction with legal consciousness. She is co-editor, with Marett Leiboff, of Cultural Legal Studies: Law's Popular Cultures and the Metamorphosis of Law (Routledge, 2015). Her primary research interest lies in the expression and transmission of law within the public imaginary through mediated popular fictions, and she has developed an interdisciplinary empirical methodology to explore the ways that the concept of justice is challenged and/or maintained through contemporary stories of law.

    Cassandra's ongoing projects include exploring public ideas of justice; social media interaction relating to issues of law and justice; and the superhero phenomenon. Cassandra has also been part of a transnational research group looking into the effects of popular media on first year law student perceptions. 

    Cassandra has presented her research at both a national and international level. Her current project involves a critical analysis of the twitter response to terror events and the use of fear to critique law. 

    She currently supervises 7 PhD students, and regularly supervises LLB Hons students.  

     

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Cassandra encourages potential research students in the fields of cultural legal studies, social media research, law and the visual image, law and popular culture, law and comics, law and humanities, law and literature, jurisprudence and legal theory, legal education, and the transformation of legal identity.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Twitter trials and Facebook justice: community responses to crime in the age of social media Tubridy, Kate
    Doctor of Philosophy the right to health? The role of health professionals treating persons in Australian Controlled Immigration centres Birchall, Ebony
    Doctor of Philosophy The Transformation of Televised Judicial Authority in the Past 25 years: A Lithuanian Perspective Janusiene, Aiste
    Doctor of Philosophy The Relationship Between Redress, Restorative Justice and Therapeutic Jurisprudence Bryant, Lachlan
    Doctor of Philosophy The ‘Terrible Beauty’ of Romantic Rebellion: Rebellion, Trauma and the Emergence of a Unique Irish Legality Lingard, Johanna
    Doctor of Philosophy An Exploration of How Popular Literature Provokes Legislative Resistance, Protest and Legal Change in Young Adults Poole, Kaitlyn
    Doctor of Philosophy Incorporated Legal Character: Is there a Moral to this Story? Murray, Karina
    Doctor of Philosophy Conscientious Relationality or Informationalism? Interrogating legal conceptions of privacy through the pathologised subjectivity of the age of visibility Apolo, Yvonne

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Cassandra's research draws on cultural studies, literary theory, criminology, and legal theory to interrogate public interaction with legal consciousness. She is co-editor, with Marett Leiboff, of Cultural Legal Studies: Law's Popular Cultures and the Metamorphosis of Law (Routledge, 2015). Her primary research interest lies in the expression and transmission of law within the public imaginary through mediated popular fictions, and she has developed an interdisciplinary empirical methodology to explore the ways that the concept of justice is challenged and/or maintained through contemporary stories of law.

    Cassandra's ongoing projects include exploring public ideas of justice; social media interaction relating to issues of law and justice; and the superhero phenomenon. Cassandra has also been part of a transnational research group looking into the effects of popular media on first year law student perceptions. 

    Cassandra has presented her research at both a national and international level. Her current project involves a critical analysis of the twitter response to terror events and the use of fear to critique law. 

    She currently supervises 7 PhD students, and regularly supervises LLB Hons students.  

     

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Cassandra encourages potential research students in the fields of cultural legal studies, social media research, law and the visual image, law and popular culture, law and comics, law and humanities, law and literature, jurisprudence and legal theory, legal education, and the transformation of legal identity.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Twitter trials and Facebook justice: community responses to crime in the age of social media Tubridy, Kate
    Doctor of Philosophy the right to health? The role of health professionals treating persons in Australian Controlled Immigration centres Birchall, Ebony
    Doctor of Philosophy The Transformation of Televised Judicial Authority in the Past 25 years: A Lithuanian Perspective Janusiene, Aiste
    Doctor of Philosophy The Relationship Between Redress, Restorative Justice and Therapeutic Jurisprudence Bryant, Lachlan
    Doctor of Philosophy The ‘Terrible Beauty’ of Romantic Rebellion: Rebellion, Trauma and the Emergence of a Unique Irish Legality Lingard, Johanna
    Doctor of Philosophy An Exploration of How Popular Literature Provokes Legislative Resistance, Protest and Legal Change in Young Adults Poole, Kaitlyn
    Doctor of Philosophy Incorporated Legal Character: Is there a Moral to this Story? Murray, Karina
    Doctor of Philosophy Conscientious Relationality or Informationalism? Interrogating legal conceptions of privacy through the pathologised subjectivity of the age of visibility Apolo, Yvonne
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