Dr Caroline Compton

Caroline is a Research Associate on the  'Data Science in Humanitarianism: Confronting Novel Law and Policy Challenges': see here for details. Caroline studies the operation of legal and normative systems at multiple registers, employing an interdisciplinary approach and ethnographic methods. 

She completed a PhD from the ANU College of Law, examining property law, development and disaster with an interest in understanding the interlegalities of disaster recovery. She received an Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship to undertake doctoral fieldwork in the Philippines. She has been a Visiting Research Associate at the Institute of Philippine Culture at Ateneo de Manila University, a Visiting Researcher at the University of Coimbra, and spent the 2017-8 US academic year at Yale University as a Fox Fellow.

Journal articles

Compton C; Fitzpatrick D, 2018, 'Seeing like a State: Land Law and Human Mobility after Natural Disasters', New York University Journal of International Law and Politics, vol. 50, pp. 719 - 787, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3039824

Compton C, 2018, 'The unheeded present and the impossible future: temporalities of relocation after Typhoon Haiyan', Critical Asian Studies, vol. 50, pp. 136 - 154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14672715.2017.1407662