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|Born||30 August 1952|
|Discipline||Law, civil liberties, democratic rights, public law, legal theory|
Head graduated from Monash University with a bachelor of laws. Head holds a Masters degree in law from New York's Columbia University, and became Western Sydney University’s first PhD graduate in law in 2004.
Head has been a member of the Orthodox Trotskyist group Socialist Equality Party for over forty years, and is a regular contributor to the World Socialist Website, a Trotskyist news website associated with the group.
Head has contested several seats in the Australian elections over many years. At the 2010 Australian federal election, Head contested the Greater Western Sydney seat of Fowler. In the 2013 election, Head ran for election in the Senate for the state of Queensland. In 2019, Head, unsuccessfully, contested the seat of Oxley, in Brisbane's outer Western Metropolitan region, receiving 0.72% of the vote.
- 2007 – Evgeny Pashukanis: A Critical Reappraisal, Taylor & Francis ISBN 1-9043-8575-3 (10); ISBN 978-1-90438-575-2 (13).
- 2009 – Domestic Deployment of the Armed Forces: Military Powers, Law and Human Rights, Taylor & Francis ISBN 0-7546-7346-4 (10); ISBN 978-0-75467-346-0 (13).
- 2010 – Marxism, Revolution and Law: The Lively Debates of Early Soviet Russia, VDM Verlag ISBN 3-6392-2999-1 (10); ISBN 978-3-63922-999-8 (13).
- 2011 – Crimes Against the State: From Treason to Terrorism, Taylor & Francis ISBN 0-7546-7819-9 (10); ISBN 978-0-75467-819-9 (13).
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