Jaco Barnard-Naudé is an NRF rated researcher, a recipient of the UCT Fellows’ Award, the Grotius Medal, the Santam Prize for Economics and the Gauteng Law Council Prize. He completed a doctorate in critical legal theory with specific focus on adjudication in the South African law of contract in transformation. His research interests include postmodern and post-structural legal theory, law and sexuality, post-Apartheid jurisprudence, and law and literature
He lectures in Jurisprudence, Human Rights and Private Law, Foundations of South African Law, Law and Literature, and supervises candidates with an interest in critical legal theory.
Prof. Barnard-Naudé is an honorary research fellow at the Birkbeck Institute for Humanities at the University of London and has spent time on research fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for Private International Law in Hamburg, Germany; the School of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London; and was visiting Professor in the Westminster University School of Law in 2014.
He is the author of Dignity, Freedom, and the Post-Apartheid Legal Order, published in 2008, as well as numerous peer-reviewed articles.