Robert joined the University of Liverpool in 2014. Prior to this he completed his PhD thesis at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He obtained his BA and LLM in Law at Downing College, University of Cambridge. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory and the London Review of International Law. He is also a member Isaac and Tamara Memorial Prize Prize Committee and sits on the board of the Left Book Club.
Robert's research interests broadly encompass the relationship between law and the political-economic structures of capitalism. He has specific expertise on public international law, particularly on its relationship to race and empire; public law, with a focus on its relationship to neoliberalism, and legal theory, especially critical and Marxist approaches to the law.