Nan Seuffert joined UOW in 2012 as a Professor of Law and Director of the Legal Intersections Research Centre (LIRC). She researches and publishes interdisciplinary work in the areas of law and society and law and humanities with a critical theory perspective and a focus on gender, race and sexuality. She currently teaches Contracts in first year law, Law, Gender Sexuality as an elective, occasionally, Capital Raising and Financial Product Regulation.
Professor Seuffert has been successful in attracting grants from public funders such as the Australian Research Council, the National Bank of Australia, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the New Zealand Fund for Science Research and Technology, the Ian Potter Foundation, the JR MacKenzie Foundation (NZ) and the Legal Services Board (NZ). She has been invited onto large international projects at, eg., Monash and McGill Universities.
Nan has been a Salaried Residential Fellow at the University of California Humanities Research Institute, a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley Law Center for the Study of Law and Society, and an invited visitor at the University of Kent Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality and the Malmo University Centre for Sexology and Sexuality Studies, among other universities and research centres.
As Director of the Legal Intersections Research Centre, and Head of Research in the School of Law, Nan has and has had oversight of an active program of seminars, symposia, visiting scholars and early career researcher and graduate student mentoring and other programs.
Mentoring has been a significant focus for Nan, and she has led international mentoring workshops at the Onati International Institute for the Sociology of Law (funding: Social and Legal Studies) and at UOW. She received the title Woman of Impact at UOW in 2016 in part in recognition of extensive mentoring contributions at UOW and further afield, including as President of the Australia and New Zealand Law and Society Association.
Nan is on a number of editorial and advisory boards, including Law & Literature (US, Cardozo and Routledge) Feminist Legal Studies (UK, Springer), Law, Text Culture (UOW), Australian Feminist Studies (AU, Routledge), International Journal of Gender, Sexuality and Law (UK, Northumbria) and the book series 'Law and the Postcolonial: Ethics, Politics & Economy' (UK, Routledge).
Professor Seuffert carries a number of senior governance roles in addition to her position as Director of the LIRC, including as an active elected member of the UOW Council, Deputy Chair of UOW Senate, member of the UOW Education Policy Review Subcommittee (of Senate), member of the Faculty Research Committee, member of the UOW Community Engagement Grant Selection Panel, School Leadership Team and School Research Advisory Group, as well a member of the UniSuper Consultative Committee.
As a Professor at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, Nan held a number of Faculty and University administrative and management roles, including Acting Dean, Acting Associate Dean, Acting Deputy Dean, Associate Dean Research and Graduate, Director of Graduate Programmes, Director of Undergraduate Programmes and Director of International Relations. She was also one of four Professorial representatives elected by academic staff University-wide to Academic Board.