Kate Taylor

Postgraduate Fellow (2017-2019)
Staff (2017-2019)
Kate Taylor

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Kate Taylor is a human rights lawyer and researcher from Melbourne, Australia. Kate joins the Rapoport Center as a Postgraduate Fellow, working primarily on the Center's project on inequality, human rights and labor. Her current research explores the connections between global value chains and the informal economy, focusing on homeworking women's labor in South East Asia. Prior to joining the Rapoport Center, Kate was an Arthur Helton Legal Fellow at EarthRights International in Myanmar, where she worked to provide legal support to mining affected communities, and coordinated policy advocacy around reforms to Myanmar's regulation of large-scale investments. She has also worked as an academic researcher at Monash University, focusing on access to justice for mining-affected communities throughout Indonesia and India, and as a graduate fellow at the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, pursuing UN accountability for the introduction of cholera into Haiti. She has published work in the Sustainable Development Law and Policy Journal and the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law, and has co-authored a number of reports within the Corporate Accountability Research Series. Kate completed an LLM (International Legal Studies) at NYU, where she was a CHRGJ Human Rights Scholar, and was awarded the Jerome D. Lipper Award for Distinction in the International Legal Studies Program. Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts (Human Rights) and a Bachelor of Laws with first class honors from Monash University. She is fluent in Indonesian, and is admitted as an attorney at the NY state bar.