Dr Sally Zhu

  • Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow (Law)


Sally Zhu joined the School of Law as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in 2018.  She was awarded her doctorate by the London School of Economics (LSE) in January 2018.  She holds a Masters degree in Law (LLM) from University of Cambridge, and an LLB from LSE.

Research interests

Sally’s research interests lie in the area of legal theory and philosophy of law.  Her doctoral research centred on the issue of legal normativity, questioned the validity of rationalist accounts of law, and adopted a pragmatic-phenomenological approach to constructing a materialist theory of legal norms.  For her Leverhulme project she will conduct research on cyber- and sharing-economies and their relation to concepts of property, specifically the different material assemblages of labour and property produced by new economic activities, and how these implicate a reconceptualization of relations between persons and objects. 

Sally’s general research interests include all aspects of jurisprudence, theory of money, theory of property, and critical theory.  Anyone wishing to pursue postgraduate research in these areas is welcome to contact her.


Leverhulme Early Careers Fellowship 2018