Professor Bronwen Morgan
Bronwen Morgan is Professor of Law at UNSW Australia. She is a socio-legal scholar with a longstanding interest in regulation and governance, changes in state formation and the increasing economisation of political discourse and practices. Author of Social Citizenship in the Shadow of Competition (Ashgate 2003), Water on Tap (Cambridge 2011) and co-editor of The Rise of the Regulatory State of the South (Oxford 2013), her most recent research explores the intersection of responses to climate change, social activism and social enterprise. Funded by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship, and focusing on transport, energy, food and space, she has explored the ways in which practices that mix elements of activism and enterprise engage with (socio)-legal and regulatory frameworks, particularly as they move along a trajectory of increasingly formalised activity. This research is relevant to debates around the sharing economy, but concerned with a broader canvas of the socio-political implications of ecological crisis.