Dr Kevin Barker is a Senior Lecturer in Law and Criminology at University of Suffolk. He taught law at the Birkbeck School of Law, University of London where he also read for his PhD in Law. He also studied at the University of Cambridge, King's College London and the University of the West Indies, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Dr Barker is Course Leader for the law programmes at University of Suffolk. He also teaches on the undergraduate criminology course and convened the Law, Society and Childhood option module at master's level. He currently co-supervises two PhD students: Mark Manning on moral alignment in the legitimacy of policing and Granville Sutton on normalisation in non-problematic drug use.
Dr Barker s research interests include: jurisprudence, public law and private law (especially torts and property), criminal justice, postcolonial legal historiography and literary theory, penal theory and prison law, transnational corporate crime and global ethics, law and economics, international criminal law, law in postcolonial societies, and legal education. He is currently working on two book projects on law in postcolonial societies and penal law in the British Commonwealth, and is also an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study at the University of London.