Lucas Lixinski is a Professor at the Faculty of Law and Justice, UNSW Sydney. Prior to joining UNSW, he was a Postgraduate Fellow at the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas School of Law. He holds a PhD in International Law from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy), an LLM in Human Rights Law from Central European University (Budapest, Hungary), and an LLB from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil). He researches and teaches across a range of fields in international law, primarily international cultural heritage law and international human rights law. He sits on the Board of Editors of the International Journal of Heritage Studies, the Australian Journal of Human Rights, the Santander Art and Culture Law Review, and the European Court of Human Rights Law Review. He is also Vice President (Conference) of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies, and Rapporteur to the International Law Association's Committee on Participation in Global Cultural Heritage Governance.
His 2020 co-edited commentary to UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention (Oxford University Press) (with Janet Blake) received the American Society of International Law's Certificate of Merit for high technical craftsmanship and utility to practicing lawyers and scholars.