Karen Knop

Professor of Law, University of Toronto
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Karen Knop is a professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto.  Her research focuses on public and private international law, issues of interpretation, identity and participation.  In addition to being a Visiting Fellow at the School of Law, University of Nottingham, and teaching at the University of Melbourne Law School, Professor Knop has also been a senior fellow at the Center for International Studies, New York University School of Law, and is presently a visiting professor in the Georgetown University Law Center.  Her book Diversity and Self-Determination in International Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002) won a Certificate of Merit from the American Society of International Law in April 2003.  She is the editor of Gender and Human Rights (Oxford University Press, 2004) and co-editor of Rethinking Federalism: Citizens, Markets and Governments in a changing World (University of British Columbia Press, 1995).  Professor Knop served as rapporteur for the International Law Association's Committee on Feminism and International Law, and was responsible for the ILA's report on gender and nationality (2000).  In addition to serving on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council on International Law.  She received graduate degrees in law from Toronto and Columbia, and degrees in law and mathematics from Dalhousie.