Amy Hamilton

PhD Candidate
BA(Hons 1)/LLB (Hons 1) '16; GDLP '18

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Amy Hamilton is PhD candidate at the ANU. Her thesis explores representations of Australian citizenship in law and literature. Amy completed a Bachelor of Arts/Laws graduating with first class honours in 2016 (ANU). Prior to commencing her PhD, Amy worked as a parliamentary counsel. She lives and works on Ngunnawal and Gadigal lands.

Upcoming events

Australia desert landscape
9.00AM to 5.00PM Symposium

In Australia, a referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament is set to be held during this parliamentary term. This moment follows the recent Love-Thoms High Court decision, which raises legal questions of constitutional belonging. In this context, questions of citizenship are at the forefront of the nation’s consciousness.

Philosophy & approach

Teaching is a collaborative process between me and my students. I aim to create an inclusive space where students can grapple with content and ask questions of myself and one another. My educational focus is on building legal reasoning, critical thinking and collaborative learning skills.

Past courses

  • Contracts


Novel citizens: represenations of citizenship in law and literature


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Primary supervisor

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