Matthew Lister


  • Bond University, Faculty of Law

    4229 Gold Coast


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Research interests

I am a legal and political philosopher as well as a lawyer who works on normative issues relating to immigration and refugee law, international law, including international economic law and regulation, workplace and employment law, criminal law, and other issues in jurisprudence and political philosophy.

Statement for HDR students

I am happy to work with HDR students on normative (especially but not only philosophical) and doctrinal work in relation to my areas of research and teaching. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Migration Law, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

… → 2009

JD, University of Pennsylvania

… → 2006

MA, Promiscuous Realism and the Rejection of Scheme/Content Dualism, State University of New York

… → 1999

Philosophy and English, BA, Boise State University

… → 1997


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