Anjalee de Silva is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Melbourne Law School node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society. Her work within the Centre relates primarily to the project ‘Automated Decision-Making, Democracy and Law’. Anjalee is also a member of the Centre’s Equity and Diversity Committee.

Anjalee is an expert in administrative, anti-discrimination, and free speech and media law and theory, with a focus on harmful speech and its regulation, particularly in online contexts. Her PhD thesis examines vilifying speech directed at and about women, as well as the role of law in deterring, regulating, and mitigating the harms of such speech.

Anjalee has also held the roles of Honorary Fellow (Melbourne JD) and Teaching Fellow at Melbourne Law School. She has previously taught Administrative Law and Free Speech and Media Law in Melbourne Law School’s Juris Doctor and Breadth programs respectively. She holds a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours and a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) from the University of Melbourne.