Dr Caroline Compton

Caroline is a Research Associate on the  'Data Science in Humanitarianism: Confronting Novel Law and Policy Challenges': see here for details. Caroline studies the operation of legal and normative systems at multiple registers, employing an interdisciplinary approach and ethnographic methods. 

She completed a PhD from the ANU College of Law, examining property law, development and disaster with an interest in understanding the interlegalities of disaster recovery. She received an Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship to undertake doctoral fieldwork in the Philippines. She has been a Visiting Research Associate at the Institute of Philippine Culture at Ateneo de Manila University, a Visiting Researcher at the University of Coimbra, and spent the 2017-8 US academic year at Yale University as a Fox Fellow.

Journal articles

Johns F; Compton C, 2020, 'Data Jurisdictions and Rival Regimes of Algorithmic Regulation', Regulation and Governance, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rego.12296

Fitzpatrick D; Compton C; Foukona J, 2019, 'Property and the State or ‘The Folly of Torrens’ : A Comparative Perspective', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol. 42, pp. 953 - 980, http://www.unswlawjournal.unsw.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Issue-423-Fitzpatrick-Compton-and-Foukona-9.pdf

Compton C, 2019, 'Just Adaptation and Relocation: New Challenges for the Anthropocene', King's Law Journal, vol. 30, pp. 176 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09615768.2019.1645421

Compton C; Fitzpatrick D, 2018, 'Seeing like a State: Land Law and Human Mobility after Natural Disasters', New York University Journal of International Law and Politics, vol. 50, pp. 719 - 787, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3039824

Compton C, 2018, 'The unheeded present and the impossible future: temporalities of relocation after Typhoon Haiyan', Critical Asian Studies, vol. 50, pp. 136 - 154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14672715.2017.1407662

Book Chapters

Fitzpatrick D; Compton C, 2019, 'DRR and the State: The failure of ‘no-build zones’ after Typhoon Haiyan', in Samuel K; Aronsson-Storrier M; Nakjavani Bookmiller K (ed.), , Cambridge University Press

Compton C; Fitzpatrick D, 2017, 'Land tenure systems as a challenge for disaster recovery: adapting to extreme weather events after Typhoon Haiyan', in Eisma-Osorio L; Kellman I; Kibugi R; Koh KL (ed.), , World Scientific, Singapore


Johns F; Compton C; Zalnieriute M; Bennett Moses L; McAdam J; Goodwin-Gill G, 2019, Submission to the UNHCR’s Global Virtual Summit on Digital Identity for Refugees ‘Envisioning a digital identity ecosystem in support of the Global Compact on Refugees’, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3380116

Johns F; Compton C, 2019, Submission for the Thematic Report to the UN General Assembly on Digital Technology, Social Protection and Human Rights, https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Poverty/DigitalTechnology/UNSW_Law.pdf

Compton C; Fitzpatrick D, 2014, Policy Brief on Land Governance after Typhoon Haiyan, Oxfam International, Manila, https://www.oxfam.org/en/research/beyond-safe-land