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McKenzie Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne

Mark Deng is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and a researcher in South Sudanese public law.


  • 2023–present
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne
  • 2021–2022
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Queensland
  • 2020–2022
    Sessional Lecturer, The University of Queensland
  • 2017–2020
    APA Scholar, The University of Queensland


  • 2021 
    The University of Queensland, PhD
  • 2016 
    Griffith University , Grad Cert in Australian Migration Law & Practice
  • 2014 
    Queensland University of Technology, Grad Dip in Legal Practice
  • 2012 
    The University of Queensland, LL.M
  • 2011 
    James Cook University, LL.B


  • 2022
    The Practice of Bride-Price in the Australian Dinka Community: Is It Permissible under Australian Law? (2022) 47 (3) Alternative Law Journal 1–6,
  • 2022
    From Unwritten to Written: Transformation of Jieeng Customary Law into Qanun Wanh-alel (2022) 43 (1) Australasian Review of African Studies 41–55,
  • 2021
    Bride Price in the Patriarchal South Sudanese Society: A Legal Perspective (2021) 35 (1) International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family 1–19,
  • 2018
    South Sudan v James Dak: A Case of Travesty of Justice (2018) Sudd Institute 1– 9, 1
  • 2017
    Defining the Nature and Limits of Presidential Powers in the Transitional Constitution of South Sudan: A Politically Contentious Matter for the New Nation (2017) 61 (1) Journal of African Law 23 – 39,

Grants and Contracts

  • 2022
    Book Bursary
    Junior Scholar
    Funding Source:
    Centre for Comparative Constitutional Law, University of New South Wales

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Queensland Law Society
  • International Society of Public Law (ICON-S)
  • Fellow, Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law, University of Queensland

Research Areas

  • Law (1801)