Shreya Atrey

Shreya Atrey

Senior Teaching Fellow; Associate Professor of International Human Rights Law
International Human Rights Law
DPhil (Oxon), BCL (Dist) (Oxon), BA LLB (Hons) (Nalsar)

Shreya Atrey is an Associate Professor in International Human Rights Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, and is based at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. She is an associate member of the Oxford Human Rights Hub, an Official Fellow of Kellogg College and a Senior Teaching Fellow at New College. Shreya's monograph, Intersectional Discrimination (OUP 2019), which was runner-up for the Peter Birds Book Prize in 2020, presents an account of intersectionality theory in comparative discrimination law. Her work has been cited by the Supreme Court of India and the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Shreya in the Editor of the Human Rights Law Review published by OUP. Previously, she was based at the University of Bristol Law School and has been a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence, and a Hauser Postdoctoral Global Fellow at the NYU School of Law, New York. She completed BCL with distinction and DPhil in Law on the Rhodes Scholarship from Magdalen College, University of Oxford. 


Shreya teaches human rights on the MSc in International Human Rights Law and the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL/MJur) at the Faculty of Law. 


Shreya's research is on equality and discrimination law, feminist theory, poverty, and disability law. 

Selection Publications

Authored Books

  • Intersectional Discrimination (OUP 2019). 
  • Intersectionality and Comparative Antidiscrimination Law: The Tale of Two Citadels (Brill 2020). 

Edited Books

  • Exponential Inequalities: Equality Law in Times of Crisis (co-edited with Sandra Fredman) (OUP 2023). 
  • Intersectionality and Human Rights Law (co-edited with Peter Dunne) (Hart 2020). 

Journal Articles

  • Feminist Constitutionalism: Mapping a Discourse in Contestation’ (2022) International Journal of Constitutional Law.
  • Understanding Xenophobia as Intersectional Discrimination’ (2022) 79(3) Washington and Lee Law Review 1007–1019.
  • ‘Structural Racism and Race Discrimination Law’ (2021) 74 Current Legal Problems 1–34.
  • ‘On the Central Case Methodology in Discrimination Law’ (2021) 41 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 776–802.
  • ‘A Feminist Rewriting of Air India v Nergesh Meerza AIR 1981 SC 1829: Proposal for a Test of Discrimination under Article 15(1)’ (2021) Indian Law Review (co-authored with Gauri Pillai).
  • 'New Beginnings: Indian Rights Jurisprudence After Puttaswamy’ (2020) 3(2) Oxford Human Rights Hub Journal 1-14 (co-authored with Gautam Bhatia).
  • ‘The Intersectional Case of Poverty in Discrimination Law’ (2018) 18 Human Rights Law Review 411-440.  
  • ‘Women’s Human Rights: From Progress to Transformation, An Intersectional Response to Martha Nussbaum’ (2018) 40 Human Rights Quarterly 859-904. 
  • ‘Illuminating the CJEU’s Blindspot of Intersectional Discrimination’ (2018) 47 Industrial Law Journal 278-296. 
  • ‘Comparison in Intersectional Discrimination’ [2018] Legal Studies 379-395. 
  • ‘Redefining Frontiers of EU Discrimination Law’ [2017] Public Law 185-195. 
  • ‘Fifty Years On: The Curious Case of Intersectional Discrimination in ICCPR’ (2017) 35 Nordic Journal of Human Rights 220-239. 
  • ‘Through the Looking Glass of Intersectionality: Making Sense of Indian Discrimination Jurisprudence under Article 15’ (2016) 16 Equal Rights Review 160-185.
  • ‘Lifting as We Climb: Recognising Intersectional Gender Violence in Law’ (2015) 5 Oñati Socio-Legal Series 1512-1535. 
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