COVID-19

About the COVID-19 Working Group

Kickoff Event

Lockdown Inequalities Flash Conference

About Us

Co-Directors

  • Karen O'Connell

    Dr Karen O’Connell is an expert in discrimination law, particularly sex and disability discrimination, and biotechnologies of the body, neuroscience and genetics. She is experienced in law reform, policy development and managing large research projects. With Professor Isabel Karpin she holds an Australia Research Council grant on "The Legal Regulation of Behaviour as a Disability" (2015-2018).

  • Laura Carlson

    Laura Carlson is a professor of private law at Stockholm University. Carlson specializes in employment and labor law, gender, discrimination, academic freedom and critical legal theories. She was the 2014/2015 Stockholm Centre Oxford Fellow, University of Oxford, and has a J.D. Stockholm University (2007), Jur.Kand. Uppsala University (2000), J.D. University of Minnesota (1991) and B.A. Carleton College (1983). Carlson is the Editor-in-Chief, Brill Research Perspectives in Comparative Discrimination Law and a BCCE board member. Carlson’s books include The Fundamentals of Swedish Law (2019), Workers, Collectivism and the Law: Grappling with Democracy (2018), Comparative Discrimination Law: Historical and Theoretical Frameworks, Brill (2017) and Searching for Equality: Sex Discrimination, Parental Leave and the Swedish Model with Comparisons to EU, UK and US law (2007).

Student Assistants

  • Charlie Tsunoda

    • UC Berkeley Undergraduate
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  • Adrianna Dinolfo

  • Danielle Kim

  • Fernaz Mohamadi

    • UC Berkeley Undergraduate
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  • Ianna Zhu

    • UC Berkeley Undergraduate
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  • Jesus Suarez

    • UC Berkeley Undergraduate
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  • Kelly Crabtree

    • UC Berkeley Undergraduate
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  • Laura J. Valencia Loaiza

    • UC Berkeley Undergraduate
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  • Subaita Rahman

    • UC Berkeley Undergraduate
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  • Tim Bott

  • Yolanda Ye

    • UC Berkeley Undergraduate
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  • Joseph Sotile

  • Emma Lapinsky

    • UC Berkeley Undergraduate
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