2020-2021 IGLP Fellows

The Fellowship Program offers full or partial student and post-doctoral fellowship support to a small number of scholars pursuing research in areas related to the IGLP’s ongoing work. The number of Fellowships awarded each year depends upon the available funding. In general, the IGLP encourages the development of progressive and alternative ideas about international law, society and political economy by supporting original, provocative and challenging intellectual work that might not otherwise find support from mainstream institutional resources and which contributes to the emergence of new approaches to international law and global social justice.

2020-2021 Residential Fellows

Nafay Choudhury

Nafay Choudhury has been an IGLP Residential Fellow since 2019. He is a PhD candidate at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. He is Senior Research Fellow at the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies, and was previously Assistant Professor of Law at the American University of Afghanistan, which he first joined as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford Law School for the Afghanistan Legal Education Project. He helped to establish Afghanistan’s first English-medium law program, where he taught and researched in the areas of contract law, legal pluralism, economic sociology, and the rule of law. Nafay has been a Visiting Research Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, and a Researcher for the Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics in Doha. Since 2012, he has worked as a consultant on law and development projects in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Jordan, and Malaysia. He holds a JD/BCL (McGill), MA (Queen’s, Canada) in economics, and BA (McGill) in economics.

Nafay’s doctorate involves an ethnographic study of Afghanistan’s money exchangers to understand the functioning of informal institutions in unstable environments. It reveals the unique ability of certain local-level communities to not only sustain private governance, but also to play a role in reconstituting those institutions sanctioned and legitimized by the state. He has received various grants to explore issues of social and legal ordering, economic regulation, and social networks, and has published widely in these areas. He was the lead researcher for a project supported by the Government of the Netherlands on the distributional effects of property reforms in Kabul’s peri-urban spaces. Nafay is also an avid home cook.

Richard Clements

Richard Clements has been a Residential Fellow since 2019. He recently completed his doctoral research at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge. Richard also holds an LL.M. from Leiden University and an LL.B. (hons) from Queen’s University Belfast. He has taught in both undergraduate and postgraduate law courses at Cambridge, and served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Cambridge International Law Journal from 2017-18. He has also worked in a professional capacity at the International Criminal Court, Yugoslavia Tribunal, and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission. Richard has published in several journals including the Leiden Journal of International Law and the Journal of International Criminal Justice and is currently working on a manuscript for his first monograph.

Richard’s research explores the origins, uses, and effects of management thought and tools in global governance. His doctoral thesis, entitled ‘Governing International Criminal Justice: Managerial Practices and the International Criminal Court’, examined the meaning- and identity-making work that managerial tools such as strategic plans, audit reports, and appraisal systems, perform in the context of international criminal justice. As Residential Fellow, Richard will investigate management’s discursive effects vis-à-vis target populations such as ICC victims and how management as a body of techniques combine with law and institutions to make global justice govern atrocities. Richard is broadly interested in socio-legal theory, international organisations and transnational ethnography drawing on critical legal theory, Third World Approaches to International Law, and Critical Management Studies.

Love Ronnelid

Love Rönnelid has been an IGLP Residential Fellow since 2018. He is an international lawyer with an interest in how international investment law affects economic development. As a resident fellow at the IGLP he will explore the way standards of treatment under investment law relates to previously successful development strategies. He is broadly interested in international economic law, legal history, philosophy of law, political economy and international relations. He holds a LL.M. and a LL.D. from the Uppsala University, where he has also taught extensively.

2020-2021 Non-Residential Fellows

Nadia Lambek

Nadia is a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) candidate at the University of Toronto, and a human rights lawyer, researcher and advocate focused on food system transitions and the rights of working people.  Her current research explores how the law and legal claims (specifically the right to food sovereignty and peasants’ rights) are framed by transnational agrarian movements and the possibility and limitations of institutionalizing these emerging rights in international fora. She is actively engaged in developing the field of food law and policy in Canada, as a founding member of the Canadian Association for Food Law and Policy and host of the 4th Canadian food law and policy conference at the University of Toronto (fall 2019). Nadia’s publications include Rethinking Food Systems: Structural Challenges, New Strategies and the Law (Springer, 2014) (edited with Priscilla Claeys). She is currently adjunct faculty at Vermont Law School teaching courses on global food security governance. She regularly collaborates with civil society organizations on issues of food system governance, including working with the Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism to the UN Committee on World Food Security on a 2018 report monitoring realization of the right to food. Before beginning her SJD, Nadia practiced law, focusing on the promotion and protection of workers’ rights, union-side labour law, and human rights and served as an advisor to United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter. Nadia is a former clerk of the Ontario Court of Appeal and co-Editor-and-Chief of the Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal. She has a JD from Yale Law School and BA from Brown University.

Veronica Pecile

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Veronica Pecile obtained her Ph.D. in Law and Social Sciences at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris in October 2019. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Sciences Po – Paris and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Trieste. In 2018, she spent one semester as Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society at UC Berkeley.

Her research interests range from political philosophy and critical theory to social movement studies and social history. In her Ph.D. dissertation, she focused on the movement for the commons which has emerged after the 2007-2008 economic crisis as a set of practices of resistance to the privatization of resources and services promoted by the neoliberal political agenda. In this interdisciplinary research, conducted from both a theoretical and an ethnographic perspective, she devoted special attention to the activists’ counterhegemonic use of the law as a tactic to advance their claims over spaces and resources.

In her postdoctoral research at IGLP, she will focus on the legal and social institutions put in place in post-austerity Southern Europe by movements opposing the ongoing neoliberal reorganization of societies and economies. She is particularly interested in investigating how property is being reconceived in a non-absolute and non-individualistic way as a tool to achieve social justice.

Michele Tedeschini

Michele Tedeschini is a postdoctoral fellow at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research. He recently completed his doctoral studies at SOAS, carrying out a deconstructive analysis of the issues raised by the formation of human rights custom. During his PhD, Michele collaborated with the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN) and was a visiting scholar at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights. In 2020, he taught international criminal justice in the LLM program of the University of Manchester. Since 2017, he has been a member of the organizing committee of Sciences Po’s annual Intensive Doctoral Week. Michele holds a law degree from the University of Modena and an LLM from University College London.

Michele’s current research focuses on the ideological legacy of the New International Economic Order project (NIEO). In particular, the study aims to locate traces of the NIEO ideology in the joint initiatives of the BRICS group. Michele is also interested in critical international legal studies, the interplay between law and political economy, and revisionist approaches to the history of international law.

Previous Residential Fellows by Year

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