Vasuki Nesiah

Associate Professor of Practice, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University
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Vasuki Nesiah is Associate Professor of Practice at the Gallatin School of Individual Study at New York University. Nesiah’s research interests include international human rights, law and social theory, and the politics of war and memory. She has taught at Brown University, where she served as Director of International Affairs, and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She was also a Senior Fellow at Melbourne Law School. A founding member of Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL), Nesiah has published widely on the history and politics of human rights, humanitarianism, international criminal law, international feminisms, and colonial legal history, with a particular focus on transitional justice and reparations. She is co-editor of A Global History of Bandung and Critical Traditions in International Law (2017). Before entering the academy full time, Nesiah practiced at the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ). She holds a BA in Philosophy and Government from Cornell University, and both a JD and SJD from Harvard Law School.