Dr Jivraj is a Reader in Law and Social Justice at Kent Law School, University of Kent. Her work draws on and contributes to feminist critical race and religion theories and decolonial studies to explore contemporary socio-legal problematics in the fields of law and religion, equalities, anti-discrimination/human rights and Islamic family law.
Her monograph The Religion of Law: Race, Citizenship and Children’s belonging examines juridical conceptualisations of religion and its relationship with 'race' in law and policy their regulatory impact on minoritised people.
She is Director of the Research Centre on Sexuality, Race & Gender Justice and lead Co-ordinator of the Decolonizing Sexualities Network (DSN) - a transnational collective of fellows and civil society activists working across issues of race, religion, sexuality and gender (https://www.kent.ac.uk/law/dsn/index.html).
In her role as co-ordinator of DSN she has c-edited the best-selling 2016 collection entitled Decolonizing Sexualities: Transnational Perspectives, Critical Interventions and most recently co-edited a special issue of Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies entitled, Decolonial Trajectories: Praxes and Challenges.
Dr Jivraj is also lead facilitator of the Decolonising the Curriculum Project at the University of Kent in which she worked with students to produce a Manifest of Recommendations and a co-authored book entitled Towards Decolonising The University: A Kaleidoscope for Empowered Action due out in September 2020.
She is currently working on an Inclusive Law Curriculum Resource which should also be out and available online in mid-September 2020. As well as being Deputy Director of Education with a decolonising the curriculum remit in her own dept, Dr Jivraj also provides consultancies to various educational institutions on an inclusive curriculum.