Ayelet Shachar

Professor of Law & Global Affairs
Canada Research Chair in Citizenship and Multiculturalism
University of Toronto Faculty of Law




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Ayelet Shachar is Professor of Law and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Citizenship and Multiculturalism. She has published extensively on citizenship theory, immigration law, highly skilled migration and global inequality, multiculturalism and women’s rights, law and religion in comparative perspective, and transnational legal process. Professor Shachar is the author of Multicultural Jurisdictions: Cultural Differences and Women’s Rights(Cambridge, 2001), for which she won the APSA Best First Book Award. This work has proved influential, intervening in actual public policy and legislative debates. It was cited, most recently, by England’s Archbishop of Canterbury and the Supreme Court of Canada (Bruker v. Marcovitz). Her new book, The Birthright Lottery: Citizenship and Global Inequality (Harvard, 2009) has been selected as a 2010 Notable Book by the International Studies Association, International Ethics Section. She has been awarded scholarly distinctions and research fellowships in Canada and abroad. Most recently, she served as the Leah Kaplan Visiting Professor in Human Rights at Stanford Law School, and the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School.

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