Usha Natarajan


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Usha Natarajan (PhD, MA, LLB, BA) is Edward W Said Fellow at Columbia University, Global South Visiting Scholar at the University of British Columbia, Senior Fellow at Melbourne Law School, and International Schulich Visiting Scholar at Dalhousie University. Her research is interdisciplinary, utilizing postcolonial and Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) to provide an interrelated understanding of development, environment, migration and conflict. Natarajan’s research is recognized by global awards and grants for international environmental law, migration and refugee law, and postcolonialism. She is widely published and serves on the editorial and advisory boards of numerous international law journals. 

Natarajan was tenured at the American University in Cairo as Associate Professor of International Law and Associate Director of the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies. Prior to that she worked with the United Nations and its agencies in Asia and the Pacific including with UNDP, UNESCO and the World Bank.

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