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Vasanthi Venkatesh

Year: Advanced to Candidacy (ABD) - JSP

Education:

JD, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
MA in Law and Diplomacy, Fletcher School, Tufts University
MS, Purdue University

Concentrations:

Law and Social Change
Citizenship and International Migration
Law and Globalization
Comparative Law and Politics
Constitutional and Human Rights Law
Law and Resistance

Awards:

National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, Law and Social Sciences Division, "Rights Mobilization in Comparative Perspective," 2015-2016
Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship, 2014-2017
Edward Hildebrand Graduate Fellowship, Canadian Studies Program, University of California Berkeley,
2015-2016 and Summer 2014
Center for Law and Society Dissertation Research Grant, 2015-2016
Jurisprudence and Social Policy Selznick Scholarship, University of California Berkeley, 2012-2014
Jacob Finkelman Prize in Labour Law, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, 2007

Academic Experiences:

Assistant Professor- Law, Land, and Local Economies, University of Windsor Faculty of Law, Jan 2017 onwards
Instructor, Ryerson University, Department of Politics and Public Administration (Undergraduate course: “Immigration and Settlement in Canada”), Fall 2015
Research Fellow at the Centre for Constitutional Transitions, University of California Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, CA (2015)
Graduate Student Instructor, University of California Berkeley, School of Law, (Undergraduate courses: “Law and Development”, “Immigration and Citizenship”, “Comparative Constitutional Courts”), 2013-2015
Visiting Professor, University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law, (Advanced year Law School course: “International Human Rights and Global Justice”), (January 2012)

Publications:
Articles
“Mobilizing under “Illegality”: The Arizona Immigrant Rights Movement’s Engagement With The Law,” 19 Harvard Latino Law Review 165 (2016)
"Critical Reflections on Intimate Partner Sexual Assault and International Law: State Responsibility to Criminalize," (Symposium lead article and Response to Symposium Responses co-authored with M. Randall, Western Law), American Journal of International Law (AJIL) Unbound (2015)
“The Right to No: The Crime of Marital Rape, Women 's Human Rights, and International Law,” (co-authored with M. Randall, Western Law), 41(1) Brooklyn Journal of International Law 143 (2015).
Book Chapters
“Pluralistic Legal Systems and Marital Rape: Cross-national considerations,” in Jennifer Koshan et al., eds., Marital Rape and Law Reform: a Comparative Analysis of the Right to say No, Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK (forthcoming in 2017).
“Intimate Partner Sexual Violence in Historical and Comparative Perspective,” (co-authored with M. Randall, Western Law), in Jennifer Koshan et al., eds., Marital Rape and Law Reform: a Comparative Analysis of the Right to say No, Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK (forthcoming in 2017).

Employment Experiences:

(Recent Experience)
Refugee and Immigration Lawyer and International Human Rights Consultant, Toronto, Canada, 2008-2012
International and Comparative Law Consultant, EqualityEffect, Ottawa,Canada, 2009-2012