Humans of ANU Law: Dr Anton Moiseienko

Anton Moiseienko

Dr Anton Moiseienko is a lecturer at ANU College of Law.

1. Tell us a bit about yourself including what brought you to ANU.

Following my PhD in London, I spent several years studying financial crime in a security-oriented think tank. I began to feel I miss legal academia, and ANU offered the perfect mix of coming back to the academia and the adventure of starting a new job on the other side of the world.

2. What inspired you to become an academic?

I like law, and working as an academic gives one the time to write about it.

3. How do you relax away from university?

Long walks with podcasts.

4. What was your dream job as a child?

Policeman, inspired by Hollywood action films I loved as a child.

5. If you could meet one historical figure, who would it be?

Oscar Wilde, although I would be too starstruck to have a good conversation.

6. Who’s your favourite fictional character?

It's a tie between Timon and Pumbaa.

7. What’s a project or hobby you’re currently working on that motivates you?

I started playing tennis during the pandemic and realised it is a sport one can enjoy without being good, which gives me great encouragement to continue playing.

8. What’s your favourite quote?

‘The unfed mind devours itself.’ – Gore Vidal.

9. What was the last book you read?

A collection of diaries of Alan Clark, a colourful but controversial British MP.

10. What’s an underrated movie?

I thought about this question for five minutes and I must give up.

11. What’s your favourite dish?

Fish and chips.

12. What are you most looking forward to about Canberra?

Spaces for walking and running, as well as opportunities to explore the rest of the country.

13. What’s your favourite song or playlist to work to?

There is a singer called Bat for Lashes. I love her music but for whatever reason I only tend to listen to it while working.

14. What’s a skill you’d like to learn?

I'd like to improve my yoga skills, and perhaps have another attempt at learning to play a musical instrument.

15. What’s the secret to successful online teaching/research?

Getting enough sleep and a supply of tea.


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