Dr Smita Kheria is a Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at Edinburgh Law School, the University of Edinburgh.
She studied at the University of Buckingham (LLB (Hons)), the University of Cambridge (LLM), and at Queen’s University Belfast (PhD). She combines legal expertise in copyright and related rights with socio-legal research on intellectual property law in the real world. Smita’s research interests are in substantive law on copyright and related rights, in using empirical research to address questions pertaining to copyright law and policy, and, in exploring connections between Intellectual Property law and new forms of property and culture through the lens of creators and users.
She has been involved in several funded research projects that have examined how copyright intersects with the everyday lives and creative practices of digital artists, online creative communities, arts and humanities researchers, and professional creators and performers such as writers, illustrators, musicians, and visual artists.