Keina is a Research Officer in the Centre for Women, Peace, and Security, where she works on the AHRC funded project Feminist Approaches to the International Law of Peace and Security (FILPS) led by Professor Christine Chinkin and Dr Louise Arimatsu. Keina also obtained funding from the British Academy to host a series of workshops in London and Bogota on Gender, Nature and Peace.
Keina is researching the links between the environment, nature, sustainable development goals, the gendered causes and impacts of violence against women, and structural inequalities in the context of international legal conceptions of peace and security. She has a particular interest in CEDAW with respect to these themes and also writes and researches on cinema, feminism and law about which she wrote her PhD.
Keina is barrister at Doughty Street Chambers where she also forms part of the Doughty Street International team. Keina has taught on graduate and postgraduate courses, including short courses for professionals in a number of universities. She is a member of the editorial board of Feminist Legal Studies.
- Human Trafficking as a Gendered Phenomenon: CEDAW in perspective, Journal of Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Law, Vol 32, No 1, (2018) pp. 28-49, with Gema Fernandez Rodriguez de Lievana
- The domestic prosecution of gender crimes in Argentina, Human Rights Quarterly 39 (2017) 681–708, with Viviana Waisman and Paloma Soria
- Privacy Injunctions in an Internet Age: PJS v News Group NewspapersLtd, European Human Rights Law Review (August 2016)
- Towards Intersectionality in the ECHR: the case of B.S. v Spain. Feminist Legal Studies, (2013) 21: 195-204.
- Book Review, Predrag Dojcinovic (ed.), Propaganda, War Crimes Trials and International Law. Journal of International Criminal Justice 2013 11: 692-694.
- Great Eggspectations: La tecnología reproductiva y los nuevos retos para la autonomía de las mujeres (U. Nacional de Colombia, 2010). [co-author with Monica Roa]
Select Blog Pieces
- ‘Protecting Journalists: A Gender Perspective’ (Doughty Street International Media Defence Blog 30 March 2017)
- ‘Abortion rights on trial: a step in the right direction for NI’ (LIARC blog, 6 June 2017) with Mary Rachel McCabe
- ‘Did the Supreme Court pass the Bechdel Test’ (The Justice Gap, 11 November 2016)
- ‘Velásquez Paiz et al v Guatemala: Gender Stereotypes and Lack of Justice – Part I’ (OxHRH Blog, August 2016) [with Lucia Mazzuca]
- ‘Velásquez Paiz et al v Guatemala: Femicide in Guatemala – Part II’ (OxHRH Blog, 12 August 2016) [with Lucia Mazzuca]
- Over 15 blog posts for intlawgrrls on law and film (2012-2013)